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12 May 2011
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Hi, help me out here. Before the Love album, what examples of Beatles songs being sampled for other Beatles songs were there?

So far I've got Revolution 9 containing elements from Revolution 1 and the orchestra from A Day In The Life, and at a push the Beatles Movie Medley single, which took a load of songs that had appeared in films and made a horrible medley of them. I know Rain sampled itself but I'm after different songs being combined.

There must be others, surely? I've heard it said that Tomorrow Never Knows uses the Taxman guitar solo in reverse, but it's a different one. That's the kind of thing I'm after though.

I don't mean the Christmas flexi discs either - I'm thinking about proper releases. Any ideas?

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12 May 2011
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At the end of All You Need Is Love when Paul sings Yesterday and She Loves You.  I'm not quite sure if that's what your looking for though.

12 May 2011
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I thought of that Red Lennon but I think Joe means music "recycled" in other songs.

 

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How about the Ohhh la la la's in You Won't See Me/Nowhere Man?  That was probably coincidental though as opposed to recycled.

13 May 2011
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The only songs that could possibly have something would be You Know My Name..., maybe John tried something in earlier takes of Glass Onion, but I can't think of any actual recycling that any of them did.

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Sorry double post but I really doubt that there are any others. I just listened to Whats the New Mary Jane in headphones, which is a cool track, and still nothing. I heard a noise in the "psychadelic" version of Across The Universe that I think I've heard in Revolution 9, but that seems ridiculous.

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OK, thanks all. Good points about Nowhere Man and AYNIL. Not quite what I meant but useful to consider too.
This is for an article on Love that I started writing yesterday. I was wondering if there were any precedents in The Beatles' career.

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Most of Disk 2 of the White Album contains elements of Revolution 9. The "riiiiiiiiiiggght" is in Helter Skelter IIRC, I think there's a bit from the song with the long name too.

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13 May 2011
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I think Riiiiight can be heard on the 11-minute version of Revolution 1, rather than Helter Skelter.

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13 May 2011
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If you're writing an article on Love I'm still working on a thorough list of additions/changes they made. I'll see if maybe I can finish it soon. Also I thought I may have heard something in Helter Skelter that I also hear in Revolution 9, but I think Helter Skelter was Recorded after Rev 9 so it wouldn't make any sense.

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Plus given Paul's disapproval of Rev 9, it seems unlikely.

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13 May 2011
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Joe said:

I think Riiiiight can be heard on the 11-minute version of Revolution 1, rather than Helter Skelter.

2:50-2:56.

John's noises at the end of the song with the long name also remind me very much of Revolution 9. I think there is one other song that has some forshadowing of Revolution 9, but I can't think which one it is and I don't have time to check them all.

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That's just a tremendous amount of feedback on Helter Skelter and John just repeats "come on" a bunch of times and yells and baas at the end of Monkey. If anything he sampled Good Morning Good Morning.

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The Walrus said:

Joe said:

I think Riiiiight can be heard on the 11-minute version of Revolution 1, rather than Helter Skelter.

2:50-2:56.

John's noises at the end of the song with the long name also remind me very much of Revolution 9. I think there is one other song that has some forshadowing of Revolution 9, but I can't think which one it is and I don't have time to check them all.

Could it be "What's the new Mary Jane"?

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In Glass Onion you get the flute part that stole the idea from Fool On the Hill ("i told you 'bout The Fool On The Hill, i tell you man he's living there still"...). Is the that the kind of thing youre after. Its not really a sample tho.  

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This is about two (or three) steps removed from "Beatles sampling the Beatles", but anyways: Yoko Ono's "Plastic Ono Band" album contains a track with birdsong effects, a segment of which is identical to the segment in "Good Morning, Good Morning"; so they were obviously taken from the same sound fx record in the EMI music library.

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That's an interesting point. I'd forgotten about those sound effects tapes. Wouldn't it be great if EMI would release the tapes under creative commons licences? That way we'd be able to hear what happened to the plane after it landed from Miami Beach BOAC, or whether the blackbirds ever returned. I bet the snippets The Beatles used would stand out a mile due to familiarity.

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They could use it to fill out a Carnival Of Light release. a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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I read somewhere that the "Tomorrow Never Knows" solo was the "Taxman" solo in reverse and varispeeded.... Never got around to  testing it myself. george-martin

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