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A Day In The Life
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Ringo's drumming. Phil Collins (drummer with Genesis) has come out and said that the drum part was so inventive and he was so right, any other drum part would have lessened the feel of the song and Ringo picks up the pace in the last verse. Rain has been highlighted as the song where Ringo is at his best but ADITL has to be up there.

Other areas that deserve mention:

  •  John vocals  - My word, after who knows how many times ive heard that song the delivery throughout is incredible and was only largened and appreciated more when the isolated multi came out. It really does send shivers down you're spin how well it was sung. The multis have also made me appreciate how well Paul sings his part - its so easy to overlook it but not only does it fit the song perfectly but Paul is so on his game. Its also a huge improvement on the 'oh shit' outake on the Anthology.
  • The Piano Chord - The rejected human omm was played by George Martin in the Directors Cut and its such a piece of crap when compared to the chrashing piano's.
  • The Orchestra - I dont think there is anything that hasnt been said about the Orchestal sections so i wont add anything here.

One thing that always suprises me about ADITL is that George is only on Maracas. Considering the song and its legacy i always expect to see more of George on the track - tho im sure he was adding suggestions and ideas during it all.

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12 August 2012
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Ben Ramon said

meanmistermustard said

  •  John vocals  - My word, after who knows how many times ive heard that song the delivery throughout is incredible and was only largened and appreciated more when the isolated multi came out. It really does send shivers down you're spin how well it was sung. The multis have also made me appreciate how well Paul sings his part - its so easy to overlook it but not only does it fit the song perfectly but Paul is so on his game. Its also a huge improvement on the 'oh shit' outake on the Anthology.

I always thought Paul's singing on the "oh shit" outtake was cool- when he sings "grabbed my hat" he hits that high G, I thought that sounded way cooler than the undramatic way he sings it on the final take. But John's vocals are the best in this song. When he told George Martin he wanted to achieve a "cosmic" sound for Tomorrow Never Knows and sound like he was singing from a mountaintop, he needn't have worried- he did it almost without effect on A Day In The Life. The quintessential, surreal Englishness of his lyrics, combined with his beautiful wise, dry tone, creates something truly otherworldly.

I'd also like to nominate Paul's bassline. Holds all that madness together wonderfully with its humble chime.

Yeah. Hearing Pauls bass and Ringo's drums - W.O.W. It is such a trip to hear those together seperately. There is some untold pleasure in listening to Paul and Ringo laying down the bass and drum tracks from a number of songs. Even in the later songs when they were recorded seperately and was all overdubbed later they managed to gel together a sound, groove and rhythm that is a joy to behold.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....jM44JpLy8I

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Wow I didn't know that A Day In The Life's bassline was so awesome. How are those bass and drums or vocal only youtube videos made?

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12 August 2012
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Multitracks of 4 songs from the Pepper album (A Day In The Life, Pepper, With A Little Help, & She's Leaving Home) were leaked a number of years back (well before Rock Band) and were released as a bonus disc to Purple Chicks Deluxe Pepper bootleg collection. Well worth hunting down. She's Leaving Home with the isolated strings is beautiful and the vocals by John and Paul will only result in you loving the track more.

 

Thats what Apple should be giving us access to instead of foam pencils and toasted tea-cake warmers.

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tkj said
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A Day In The Life" is rated by Rolling Stones (I think) as the best Beatle song. Its a very special, good piece of art. What do you guys think its the best about it? You could also just talk about this song in general. Its so... strange, yet fantastic.

The thing I like about it is when John sings, its like your dreaming. Then all that noise comes and suddenly, you wake up! Thats where Paul comes in "woke up, fell out of bed.." etc. Then after the line: "and somebody spoke and I went into a dream" You falls back into the dream with the amazing "ahhhh" part, then John comes in

That is what I like the most too. John and Paul's songs individually wouldn't be that interesting, but together- with Paul's character dreaming of John's- they are masterful.

Zig said
My favorite thing about ADITL is John's bass playing during the ahs. Another thing I...wait...what?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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I'll be damned -- David McCallum Sr., the father of the actor who played "Ilya Kuryakin" on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (and more recently has been playing medical examiner "Ducky" Mallard on the show NCIS), was one of the 40 violinists assembled to play on the song "A Day In The Life".

Another detail I never knew -- the final chord is E major, played by eight hands on three pianos, the four pairs of hands belonging to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo, and Mal Evans.  I'm guessing that they probably played the chords with three fingers per hand = 24 fingers = 24 notes, each person playing two E chords, amounting to eight E chords simultaneously sounding, and probably one octave apart per person, and probably the same place on the piano -- though the detail that it was three pianos not four pianos would imply that two people shared one piano, thus at least one of the pairs of chords was different from all the rest.

 

All the above is conjecture based on reasonable inferences.  If anyone has any of the relevant facts, I'd love to know them.

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Random trivia about "A Day In The Life":

"Neat if Headily" is an Anagram of "A Day In The Life"

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
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