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From Me to You multitracks
11 April 2012
5.33am
RingoStarr39
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Is there any evidence that From Me To You was recorded on 3 or even 4 track machines? I know IWTHYH is supposed to be the first song to use 4 track, but Money (That's what I Want) and From Me To You have vocals in the center of the stereo mixes which require at least 3 tracks. And these are both from before IWTHYH. Any explanation?

Here's the 3 track master that I've envisioned:

Track 1: Lead Guitar, Drums, Bass (left)

Track 2: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar (right)

Track 3: Harmonica, Vocals (center)

Also, this video shows that they did the vocals and rhythm track first, then the harmonica overdubs later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..gEDHnTkEeI

11 April 2012
5.35am
RingoStarr39
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Actually this video shows the final stereo mix w/o Track 3 better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..CJy7BqnZL0

11 April 2012
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The da-da-da-da-da-dum-dum-da vocals and harmonica were overdubs "that were fed equally into both channels of a second-generation tape, placing them squarely centred in the stereo image" ('Way Beyond Compare' – John C Winn (page 36).

 

As for the stereo mix of Money "take 7 is an overdub of the whole song; judging from the stereo mix, the original intrumental track was fed to one channel of the new tape, George Martin's piano overdub to the second, and the original vocals plus handclaps to both"  ('Way Beyond Compare' – John C Winn (page 61).

Money was a strange mixing process from all accounts.

(I find it easier to quote from the source than rewrite it all im original words, plus im lazy.) 

 

Must say i got excited when i say the title of this thread. Thought it might be the multitracks from From Me To You. Yes i know im being daft but i have rock band in my head so my excitement arose.

"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)
11 April 2012
3.58pm
RingoStarr39
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Oh alright. I ask this because I'm trying to make a list of all the multitracks of the Beatles' songs. Did they do the same with the B side Thank You Girl? And I totally agree that I wish there were more Beatles multitracks available and TB:RB 2.

11 April 2012
9.25pm
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I think Thank You Girl was recorded in the normal manner.

 

A blog by an individual called Helter Skelter has recently begun which is examing the Rock Band multitracks to see what is hidden away and posts the results as downloads. If you havent been there before its well worth checking out.

"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)
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