By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each track ever published through the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding Road" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed by way of track historians during this energetic and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their track. This first-of-its-kind booklet attracts upon a long time of study, as track historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the conditions that resulted in the composition of each tune, the recording technique, and the tools used.
Here, we research that one in every of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he received for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey street Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it used to be one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors demonstrate that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard in simple terms Paul singing.
The hundreds of thousands of photos through the booklet contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and interesting pictures of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles booklet for the any precise Beatles fan.
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John wrote it in the apartment lent to him by Brian Epstein, at 36 Faulkner Street in London, where he lived with his first wife, Cynthia. The concept came from a song called “I’m Wishing,” taken from the Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, that his mother, Julia, used to sing to him when he was a little boy: “ ‘Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? ’ I wrote it and just gave it to George to sing. I thought it would be a good vehicle for him because it only had three notes and he wasn’t the best singer in the world.
Chromatic or Diatonic? According to Pete Best, Joh n probably stole his harmonic a from a Dutch store while the Beatle s were on their way to Hamburg for their first stay. He’d played har monica since his childhood, but he had a bit of a complex about using a chromatic harmonica. Real blues pla yers only played diatonic harmonicas. John recalled in 1974, “I remem ber Brian Jones asked me: lead singer. ”5 Paul remembered in 1997. “I’d never done it before. . ”6 As this version of “Love Me Do” was not satisfactory, the Beatles returned to the studio on September 11.
Finally, Andy White, a session drummer hired by Martin to make sure it was a hit, was on drums to replace poor Ringo, who was relegated to tambourine. He was the only musician who ever replaced one of the Beatles in the studio! The eighteenth take was deemed the best. The mono mix was carried out afterwards; then on February 25, 1963, a stereo mix was produced. S. I Love You” on side B) came out on October 5, 1962, based on the September 4 version (version 1), the one in which Ringo plays the drums.
All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon