Love - deconstructing the songs | Page 2 | Love | Fab forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Love - deconstructing the songs
15 March 2010
10.25am
McLerristarr
A Place
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 257
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

Joe said:

So… the Love code?

 

 


 

Pretty tricky, eh? I wonder how long it took people to figure that out. Did anyone here crack it (without cheating)?

Not sure why the video's name contains "Paul is dead". I'm sick of people who still believe that…

(Brackets!)
15 March 2010
11.08am
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3207
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline
22

I think it's because of the similarity to the Paul is Dead/Sgt Pepper drum 'clue':

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

15 March 2010
10.42pm
McLerristarr
A Place
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 257
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
23

Joe said:

I think it's because of the similarity to the Paul is Dead/Sgt Pepper drum 'clue':


 

Wow, that clue proves it. Whoever discoreved that is a genius… a-hard-days-night-paul-11

(Brackets!)
22 March 2010
4.07pm
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2295
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

paulsbass said:

 

Good job!

You still missed the beginning of "Here Comes The Sun" with the Indian instruments from "Within You Without You", though.


 
Oops! I missed this post. I assumed it was from Inner Light. a-hard-days-night-paul-4It's up to date now.

I think we left off Eleanor Rigby/Julia Transition. The soft guitar at the end is the Julia part, right?

Because – An interview in Entertainment Weekly revealed that the opening track includes the bird sounds used in the World Wildlife Fund version of "Across The Universe". In addition, a new recording of a Wood Pigeon was implemented "to make it more British," according to George Martin.

  • Vocals from Because.
  • At the end comes the final piano chord from A Day In The Life, played backwards. (Joe)

Get Back – As reported, the track utilizes the opening guitar from "A Hard Day's Night", the drum and guitar solos from "The End", percussion from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)", and the orchestral swell from "A Day In The Life".

  • Opening chord from A Hard Day's Night
  • Drums from The End
  • The crowd noise from Get Back seems to be from Pepper-Reprise (Mr. Sun King) mixed in with the orchestra from A Day In The Life
  • Guitar chords from Get Back
  • Guitar solo from The End
  • Ends with orchestral climax from ADITL. (Joe)

Glass Onion

  • Glass Onion (obviously) but with extended intro (more "Oh yeah's", "Hello, hello" from Hello Goodbye, "nothing is real" from Glass Onion) and only the second chorus (not sure how to break it up) plus longer ending strings
  • Guitar from Things We Said Today (heard at the start and end of Things We Said Today)
  • Brass (paulsbass reckons its Penny Lane and Magical Mystery Tour)
  • Freaky echoey voices at the end (not sure where from – any ideas?) (McLerristarr)
     
    • In Eleanor Rigby, the intro and bridge is "Ah, look at all the lonely people". The "Ah" is what is drawn out in various places in Love. (McLerristarr/ paulbass)

Eleanor Rigby/Julia

I Am The Walrus

I Want To Hold Your Hand – An interview with George and Giles Martin stated that elements from both the studio recording and the Hollywood Bowl live performance were mixed to create this version.

  • SIR GEORGE: "Actually, the front speakers [in the 5.1 mix] have the studio recording, and the rear speakers have the band performing at the Hollywood Bowl. They're in tune with each other, and we found a way to match them. We wanted to put across Beatlemania at some point. The crowd is like white noise… like something frying." a

Drive My Car/ The Word/ What You're Doing – As reported, the medley features the guitar solo from "Taxman" and the horns section from "Savoy Truffle".

Gnik Nus – As suggested in its title, the track contains the vocal arrangement of "Sun King" played in reverse.

Something/ Blue Jay Way – The track contains vocal elements from "Nowhere Man".

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
22 March 2010
5.31pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 240
Member Since:
5 February 2010
Offline
25

Wow, I really need to catch up on the forum!

 

I did a "deconstruction" of this album shortly after it first came out, just for private use, where I noted the track time codes and song sources.  For example, "1:28 – snippet of trumpet solo from 'Penny Lane' in right channel", and so forth.

 

But there are a lot of songs on this album, and a lot of sources.  If no one minds, I think I'll start some new threads for the individual song tracks and post whatever time-code/song-source info I have.

Not a bit like Cagney.
22 March 2010
5.38pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 240
Member Since:
5 February 2010
Offline
26

The 'Day in the Life' orchestral fade-in that ends the previous song terminates in the opening guitar chord from 'Hard Day's Night', and segues at 0:02 into the drum solo from 'The End'.  

 

Crowd noise taken from 'Sgt. Pepper' begins at 0:09

 

The opening bass riff from 'Get Back' kicks in at 0:15.  

 

At around 0:19 the orchestral build-up from 'Day in Life' reappears, and is eclipsed at 0:22 in the right channel by a snippet from the guitar solo heard in 'The End'.  

 

At 0:26 another portion of this same guitar solo from 'The End' is heard in the left channel.  

 

The entire mash-up culminates at 0:31 with the orchestral climax from 'Day in the Life', and the opening verse of 'Get Back' begins.  

 

The 'Day in the Life' orchestra returns at around 1:36 and continues until the end of the song.

Not a bit like Cagney.
22 March 2010
6.08pm
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2295
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
27

That sounds like a good idea to me. As you can see, it's going to be long list.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
22 March 2010
7.38pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3207
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline
28

On Wikipedia it suggests there's percussion from Sgt Pepper (Reprise). I think this comes in at 1'02 and runs throughout John's solo.

Good work here – thanks for doing all this.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

22 March 2010
7.40pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 240
Member Since:
5 February 2010
Offline
29

Pepper, eh?  Interesting.  I need to listen for it now.

 

I'll keep digging through my old notes and see what other "de-constructions" I have readily available for posting.

Not a bit like Cagney.
23 March 2010
9.50am
McLerristarr
A Place
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 257
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
30

skye said:

I think we left off Eleanor Rigby/Julia Transition. The soft guitar at the end is the Julia part, right?


 

Yes.

(Brackets!)
11 May 2011
9.21am
McLennonSon
In the middle of the roundabout
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 850
Member Since:
10 May 2011
Offline
31

McLerristarr said:

 

http://www.norwegianwood.org/b…..ve2006.htm

The third one is the site I found a while back – it's a fan site, I'm not sure where they got the info from. The site has short info on all the Beatles songs.

 

It's Norwegian and I come from there!!!a-hard-days-night-george-8

My Music Blog. One and one don't make two One and one make one.
11 May 2011
11.43am
mr. Sun king coming together
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 6972
Member Since:
19 September 2010
Offline
32

Well, impressive list there! The crowd noise from Get Back seems to be from Pepper (Reprise).

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 May 2011
4.22am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2295
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
33

I forgot we had this. The list has been updated. stuart-sutcliffe

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
14 April 2013
5.09am
Maxwell Edison
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
14 April 2013
Offline
34

This is everything I could get, thanks to experience, Wikipedia, and you guys

Because

  • Vocals from Because
  • Final piano chord from A Day In The Life played backwards (along with something else, I think)
  • Bird sounds from the introduction of the WWF version of Across The Universe
  • A new recording of a pigeon

Get Back

Glass Onion

Eleanor Rigby/Julia

  • Eleanor Rigby (obviously)
  • Some creepy echoing voices I can't recognize
  • Julia (obviously)
  • The sound of some kids laughing (probably)
  • Brass (possibly Revolution 9 car horn?)
  • What is possibly the intro from Real Love played backwards
  • Strings from Revolution 9

I Am The Walrus

  • I Am The Walrus (obviously)
  • The radio at the end is mixed with some crowd sounds

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing

Gnik Nus

Something/Blue Jay Way

  • Something (obviously)
  • Organs, drums, and bass from Blue Jay Way
  • A Blue Meanie sound from the Yellow Submarine movie
  • Laughing from Hey Bulldog
  • Some circusy sounds from Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite?
  • Crowd sounds

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter

  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (obviously)
  • Horse sound effects from Good Morning, Good Morning
  • Crowd sounds
  • Laughing I can't identify
  • Drums, guitar, and bass from I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • Vocals from Helter Skelter
  • A wind sound I can't identify

Help!

Blackbird/Yesterday

Strawberry Fields Forever

Within You, Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Octopus's Garden/Sun King

Lady Madonna

Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light

Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry

Revolution

Back In The USSR

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

A Day In The Life

  • A Day In The Life (introduction from the Anthology version, the rest from the album)

Hey Jude

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

All You Need Is Love

The Fool On The Hill

Girl

  • Girl (obviously)
  • Tambura from Within You, Without You
  • Guitar from And I Love Her
  • Drums from Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

 

14 April 2013
6.56pm
Egroeg Evoli
Across the universe
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1672
Member Since:
6 December 2012
Offline
35

Maxwell Edison said

Lady Madonna

  • Percussion and vocals I can't identify

I'm not sure which vocals you're referring to- possibly the "ba ba ba ba"s from Lady Madonna? And the percussion is from Why Don't We Do It In The Road??

Do you want to know a secret? Read my username backwards. ~ ~ ~ - - - . . . - - - ~ ~ ~ Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy...

☮ & <3

14 April 2013
8.59pm
meanmistermustard
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7162
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
36

Egroeg Evoli said

 Maxwell Edison said

Lady Madonna
 

  • Percussion and vocals I can't identify

I'm not sure which vocals you're referring to- possibly the "ba ba ba ba"s from Lady Madonna? And the percussion is from Why Don't We Do It In The Road??

Just listened to the start of the track and there are voices under the "ba ba ba ba's" right at the beginning with the Why Don't We Do It In The Road?? handclaps alongwith other percussion odds and ends. No idea where they are from, maybe miscellanious studio oddities, maybe from the same WDWDI session – i havent a clue.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
15 April 2013
1.48am
Egroeg Evoli
Across the universe
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1672
Member Since:
6 December 2012
Offline
37

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I'll have to listen more closely to the track.

 

Maxwell Edison said

Eleanor Rigby/Julia

  • Some creepy echoing voices I can't recognize

It's the "aaaah"s again, I think.

Do you want to know a secret? Read my username backwards. ~ ~ ~ - - - . . . - - - ~ ~ ~ Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy...

☮ & <3

16 April 2013
6.03am
Bjway
On The Hill
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 168
Member Since:
5 July 2010
Offline
38

A couple of years ago I attempted to find as many elements as I could and I found a few that a lot of people seem to be missing. These were rough though so I couldn't find everything.

"Because" Vocals from because,

bird noises from WWF Across The Universe,

Crowd noises and backwards piano from A Day In The Life

"Get BackA Hard Days Night Chord;

Drum + Guitar Solos The End;

Orchestra Crescendo ADayInLife;

Drums (real and fake) from Sgt.Pepper’s Reprise;

Crowd Noises

"Glass Onion" Guitar Things We Said Today;

Hello Goodbye vocals;

Penny Lane Trumpet;

Magical Mystery Tour brass;

Pepper’s Reprise fake drums

unused vocals Glass Onion (likely leaked onto other tracks)

Only A Northern Song Crystal Sound effects;

Eleanor Rigby vocals,

backwards tambourine (From ?);

drone (something/bluejayway)

Vocals down pitch; strings up pitch?

"Eleanor Rigby" (with "Julia" transition): Backwards Svarmandel Strawberry fields;

Siren; children;

Orchestra ADTL;

bass tone

"I Am The Walrus" remixed

"I Want To Hold Your Hand" regular + Hollywood bowl 

"Drive My Car"/"The Word"/"What You're Doing" The Word backing track (throughout) + Vocals (at end);

What You’re Doing Drums (during "beep" section);

Savoy Truffle Saxophones;

Taxman Solo/tambourine;

Lucy In The Sky Intro organ (during gtr solo);

“Oh” vocals Helter Skelter (during gtr solo);

Glass Onion Drums/tambourine (throughout);

Handclaps I Want To Hold Your Hand

"Gnik Nus" –  Drone Lucy in the Sky, Something strings transition

"Something" (with "Blue Jay Way" transition)

Orchestra moved to beginning;

BJW Organ, Drums, Cello, Bass?;

Nowhere Man Vocals;

Carnival Noises; tambura drone (Getting better?)

"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"/"I Want You (She's So Heavy)"/"Helter Skelter" Extended Drum Roll;

Animal Sounds (Good Morning);

Laughing;

Harmonium (Mr. Kite outtake?);

Wind Noise; 

extra organ + guitar solo (likely outtakes from I Want You);

drum fill (?)

"Help!" 

"Blackbird"/"Yesterday" Self explanatory

"Strawberry Fields Forever Sgt. Pepper Brass;

In My Life Piano (glissando repeated several times);

Penny Lane Trumpet/piano/vocals;

Piggies harpsichord/cello/tambourine/bass/strings;

Hello Goodbye Vocals/maracas/drums?;

Strawberry fields guitar reversed

"Within You Without You"/"Tomorrow Never KnowsStrawberry Fields Backwards Cymbals,

Sea of monsters bass?

Transition: Sea of Monsters reversed Marimba,

Tomorrow Never Knows loops;

Reversed Rain Vocals

Lucy In The Sky intro organ pitched higher;

water noises (yellow submarine?)

Sea of monsters bass/vocals?

"Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsSgt Peppers Horns/Guitar;

Baby You’re A Rich Man Clavioline;

Oh! Darling vocals (at end);

Because Vocals (at end)

Transition: LSD Intro + backwards cymbals;

because vocals;

Good Night Orchestra

"Octopus's Garden" Good Night Orchestra;

Yellow Submarine Sounds + vocals;

Lovely Rita Drums (played throughout);

Helter Skelter Drums + Guitar;

Polythene Pam Drums/percussion/vocals/electric+acoustic guitar (during solo);

Sun King Transition + thunder

"Lady Madonna" Why Don’t we do it in the road percussion.

Percussion (+Drums?) (obladi oblada);

handclaps

Lady Madonna tambourine and leak vocals from demo;

Hey Bulldog tambourine Handclaps, guitar/piano;

I Want You Organ (raised);

Guitar Gently Weeps solo;

drum fill (?)

"Here Comes The Sun" (with "The Inner Light" transition): Oh Darling vocals;

I Want You Bass

Within You Without You Indian instruments;

Possible Across The Universe background;

Sun King bongos/maracas (during Inner Light Section).

"Come Together"/"Dear Prudence" maracas from solo (moved);

Dear Prudence vocals, guitar, drums

Cry Baby Cry" transition: Eleanor Rigby strings;

A Day In The Life piano, bass, drums;

bass drum (?)

"Revolution" /"Back in the U.S.S.R."

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" A Day In The Life chatter

"A Day In The Life"

"Hey Jude" – 3:58 extra handclaps

extra Bass (from fadeout)

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" Hey Jude orchestra

"All You Need Is Love" – 3:39 Ticket To Ride guitar;

baby you’re a rich man vocals;

rain vocals;

sgt peppers vocals;

good night orchestra;

Christmas record

 

The Fool On The Hill  Because Bass

Maxwell's Silver Hammer Drums

Mother Natures Son Brass

Girl And I Love Her Guitar

Maracas (Hello Goodbye?)

The Pope owns 51% of General Motors
17 April 2013
3.08am
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1176
Member Since:
10 August 2011
Offline
39

Pretty impressive. A good excuse to listen to the CD again.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
5 February 2014
12.32am
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Somewhere other than where you are.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1912
Member Since:
1 November 2013
Online
40

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I just remembered I actually had done this in a word doc when immediately after I got it at Christmas, I hadn't seen this thread yet. I listened through again to add some stuff, and I think I've got it. Here's my summary:

 

Because

Vocals from Because

Backwards closing chord from A Day In The Life

Bird sounds from WWF version of Across The Universe

 

Get Back

Opening chord from A Hard Day’s Night

Drum Solo from The End

Guitar solos from The End

Get Back

Orchestra from A Day In The Life

 

Glass Onion

Glass Onion

Opening guitar from Things We Said Today

“Hello, Hello” from Hello Goodbye

Brass from Magical Mystery Tour

Brass from Penny Lane

Trumpet from Only A Northern Song

“Ahhhhhhhhhh” from Eleanor Rigby

 

Eleanor Rigby/Julia

Eleanor Rigby

“Ahhhhhhhh” from Eleanor Rigby

Opening guitar from Julia

Kids playing

Sirens

Strings

 

I Am The Walrus

I Am The Walrus

Crowd noises

“Here they are, The Beatles!” from Ed Sullivan

 

I Want To Hold Your Hand

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Crowd Noises

 

Drive My Car/What You’re Doing/The Word

Drive My Car

Brass from Savoy Truffle

Guitar solo from Taxman

“Woahhhhhh” from The Fool On The Hill

Vocals, Guitar, Drums from What You’re Doing

Vocals from The Word

 

Gnik Nus

Tambura from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Backwards vocals from Sun King

 

Something/Blue Jay Way

Something

Organ, drums from Blue Jay Way

Vocals from Nowhere Man

Circus sounds

Crowd noises

 

 

 

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Organ, guitar, bass, and drums from I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Vocals from Helter Skelter

Laughing

Wind

 

Help!

Help!

 

Blackbird/Yesterday

Guitar and metronome from Blackbird

Yesterday

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever (demo)-Strawberry Fields Forever (Anthology)-Strawberry Fields Forever

Backing vocals that might be from Strawberry Fields Forever, but I’m not sure

Crowd noises and brass from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Piano from In My Life

Backing vocals I can’t identify

Brass from Penny Lane

Harpsichord from Piggies

Vocals from Hello Goodbye

Tambura from Tomorrow Never Knows

 

Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

Tambura, vocals, sound effects, bass and drums from Tomorrow Never Knows

Within You Without You

Vocals I can’t identify

Halting keyboard from Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Clavioline from Baby You’re A Rich Man

Brass from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sound effects from Tomorrow Never Knows

“Ahhhhhhhhh”

Strings from Good Night

 

Octopus’s Garden

Strings from Good Night

Octopus’s Garden

Sound effects and vocals from Yellow Submarine

Talking

Guitar from Helter Skelter

Introduction to Sun King

 

Lady Madonna

Percussion and vocals

Drums from Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

Lady Madonna

Organ from (I Want You She’s So Heavy)

Guitar from Hey Bulldog

Guitar from While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 

Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light

Drums and instruments from Within You Without You

Here Comes The Sun

Instruments from The Inner Light

 

 

 

Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry

Come Together

Guitar, backing vocals, and drums from Dear Prudence

“Can You Take Me Back?” from Cry Baby Cry

Strings from Eleanor Rigby

Piano from A Day In The Life

Drums from Revolution

 

Revolution

Revolution

Drums from Back In The USSR

 

Back In The USSR

Back In The USSR

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Anthology)

New While My Guitar Gently Weeps strings

Chatter from A Day In The Life (Anthology)

 

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

 

Hey Jude

Hey Jude

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Brass from Hey Jude

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

 

All You Need Is Love

Guitar from Ticket To Ride

Vocals from Rain

Vocals from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Strings from Good Night

Chatter

Crowd Noises

 

The Fool On The Hill

Tambura from Sea of Holes

The Fool On The Hill

Brass from Mother Nature’s Son

 

Girl

Girl

Guitar from And I Love Her

Tambura from Within You Without You

Drums from Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!

If there's anything I missed, let me know, thanks.

 

(This signature brought to you by Jack White and Thom Yorke, walking out world as vampires since whenever they were born)

(secondary sponsor: longevity, something my previous sponsor did not have)

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: meanmistermustard, Expert Textpert, ladycat, Ahhh Girl, IveJustSeenAFaceo, Billy Rhythm, Dr Winston o Boogie, primadonna paul
54 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Ahhh Girl

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 7161

mr. Sun king coming together: 6972

mithveaen: 4678

parlance: 3636

MeanMrsMustard: 2803

Ron Nasty: 2517

skye: 2295

IveJustSeenAFaceo: 1912

LongHairedLady: 1891

Von Bontee: 1813

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2332

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 33

Topics: 3059

Posts: 109811

Newest Members: ChristianCorl, primadonna paul, Simple Press, Kattatude, El Dorado

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (3320), fabfouremily (2941), Zig (3294), Joe (3207), Ellie (1)

Administrators: Joe (3207)