By Jean-Michel Guesdon
Every album and each track ever published by way of the Beatles—from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)—is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed via tune historians during this vigorous and entirely illustrated work.
All the Songs delves deep into the historical past and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind ebook attracts upon a long time of study, as tune historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that resulted in the composition of each music, the recording procedure, and the tools used.
Here, we research that certainly one of John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he acquired for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it was once one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors demonstrate that once 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 purely Paul singing.
The 1000s of images during the publication contain infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and fascinating photographs of the musicians in-studio.
All the Songs is the must-have Beatles booklet for the any precise Beatles fan.
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Paul used a Hofner 500/1 bass, a violin bass that he bought in 1961, at Steinway’s in Hamburg, for £30 ($45 US). The advantage for Paul, who was left-handed, was to have a symmetrical instrument that would not look strange when held upside down. It seems that—there is controversy about this—he even ordered a tailor-made left-handed bass from Steinway. One thing is for sure: not being one of the richest men in Great Britain yet, he had to agree to buy it on credit in ten installments! His amplifier was a Leak TL 12 Plus, connected to the Tannoy Dual Concentric loudspeakers and cabinet.
Technical Details In 1963, recordings were only done on two-track BTR3 tape recorders called Twin Track: one track for playback and another for voice or solo instrument. It was the prehistoric times of multitrack recordings. The Beatles recorded on this type of machine from their first audition on June 6, 1962, up to the end of 1963, when EMI started using four-track tape recorders. The overdubs were fairly complicated to produce. Therefore, to record the hand claps of “I Saw Her Standing There,” the technique consisted of injecting, through the mix console, the two tracks recorded that morning on the first Twin Track (take 9) into a second Twin Track, that recorded the hand claps in real time.
B. ”1 Do You Want to Know a Secret, written by Lennon and McCartney, was the first song that George sang, even though, originally, it was not written for him. 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?
All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Jean-Michel Guesdon