The Beatles -- ‘I'm Only Sleeping’

I’m Only Sleeping (3.01)

John Lennon: Double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Harmony vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

There are five different mixes of this song – all with different guitar parts. One of them has got some extra guitar sounds added whilst another has the backwards effects in a different place. A third one has got the verses in a different order. The only version that contains all of the extras is the British mono version.

The backwards guitar part was the most fiddly bit to do because George first had to write out a pleasing melody and ask George Martin to transcribe it backwards, so he could then play it forwards. When the tape was then reversed he ended up with his original tune. Confused? They did it that way because they wanted a pleasing melody, but with the aural qualities of a backwards tape. It took them over 14 hours just to get that little bit right.

John …

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