Thursday, June 5, 2008

RUHtf HTF gem: Beatles fan club album - Nothing is Real

This was a cool find I got from Beatlefest one year. It's a vinyl album of different takes and demos that went in to the making of Strawberry Fields Forever. Before there were multitrack digital studios and ProTools, there was John Lennon and George Martin sitting there with an analog reel-to-reel and a razor blade, speeding up and slowing down and reversing the tape. Side 2 was b-sides and others. For some reason, i'm missing "Christmas Time Is Here Again", the last song on side 2. This stuff is revelatory.


George Martin talks about the recording process:

Unreleased Version #2

Backing Tracks

Unreleased Version #3

Unreleased Version #4

Completed master - Alternate stereo mix

Not Guilty

I'm Only Sleeping

Hey Jude


While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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