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Deconstructing Beatles Songs (Isolated Tracks)
6 July 2013
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note: meanmistermustard merged two threads (thread one comprising of posts 1 -> 7, 19 & 20; thread two posts 8 -> 18) and amended the thread title on the 18th August 2014.

Posted by one of the writers for The Examiner – links to two Beatle songs deconstructed.

Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

 

 

Deconstructing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

 

http://youtu.be/-ikZxDLyUcw

 

The person who deconstructed LSD has others at their channel.

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6 July 2013
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What does "deconstructed" mean here?

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6 July 2013
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Basically its broken down so you can hear the elements that went into making the song. This will be derived from the Rock Band multitracks (and a few other places – Anthology, making of Pepper, Love etc). It may even be taken from the Pepper isolations done by Helter Skelter and released on his blog. It is a very cool listen and well worth spending the time on.

You now can work your way a whole number of tracks piece by piece going from the basic rhythm track (or even just Ringo's drums), via alternate mixes, until reaching the final released product as signed off by Martin and the four back in the 60's.

An example could be Come Together as shown below.

Come Together (Take 1) 
Come Together (Take 4 Ending + Take 5 Announcement) (Mono Mix)
Come Together ('Abbey Road' Studio Outtake #1)  
Come Together ('Abbey Road' Studio Outtake #1) (Mono Mix) 
Come Together ('Abbey Road' Studio Outtake #2) (Mono Mix) 
Come Together (Take 6 Track 1: Bass Guitar)
Come Together (Take 6 Track 2: Electric Guitar)
Come Together (Take 6 Track 3: Drums) 
Come Together (Take 6 Track 4: Partial Vocals)
Come Together (Take 6 – Rhythm Track with Guide Vocal)
Come Together (SI onto Take 9 Track 4: Lead Vocal) 
Come Together (SI onto Take 9 Track 8: Backing Vocals) 
Come Together (SI onto Take 9 Tracks 5 & 7: Electric Piano & Guitar Overdub)
Come Together (SI onto Take 9 Track 6: Lead Guitar & Maracas) 
Come Together (SI onto Take 9 Tracks 4 & 8: 'Clean' Lead Vocal & Backing Vocals)
Come Together (Take 9 – Faders 1 – 7: 'Single Tracked Vocal&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10 
Come Together (BRX – Stereo Vocal Mix) 
Come Together (2009 Stereo Remix)
Come Together (1969 Abbey Road

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6 July 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Cool! 

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6 July 2013
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It's weird, but I have no interest in listening to such deconstructions.  I've listened to a couple of isolated tracks, and they are interesting, but I wouldn't make that a habit.  I am so satisfied with the finished product, it's almost like tinkering with magic.  Like seeing how the magician does his tricks.  Some people like to do that, others just want the magic.

 

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Whilst I find it interesting what made up the song (some of the pepper isolations are incredible, and hearing Ringo's drums isolateda-hard-days-night-ringo-6) but it can get repetitious. Its certainly not casual listening, I tend to pick bits out from here and there, though I have heard most of Pepper deconstructed. There are also same dreadfully created 'isolations' out there, worse than some of the worst bootleggers efforts from the 70's and 80's. Would put you off for life.

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6 July 2013
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I find it helps me appreciate the artistry and complexity of the music. Also, sometimes I have a hard time picking out specific instruments, so the deconstructions help. On a certain level, it's just entertaining.

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There's a thread on how to isolate recording tracks here, but I couldn't find a single place where people have shared interesting examples. It can be merged if I've overlooked a thread somewhere.

Here are the isolated vocals from I Am The Walrus. I found the most interesting/entertaining bit not to be Lennon's, which are easy enough to make out on the record, but the "Oompah oompah" sounds at the end. Give it a listen.

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"Oompah oompah stick it up your joompa" mixed with "everybody's got _____ " what? One? Some?

Very cool.

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Zig said
"Oompah oompah stick it up your joompa" mixed with "everybody's got _____ " what? One? Some?

Very cool.

From the Playboy interview, 1980 (All We Are Saying by David Sheff):

PLAYBOY: "What about the chant at the end of the song: Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot'?"

LENNON: "No, no, no. I had this whole choir saying, 'Everybody's got one, everybody's got one.' But when you get 30 people, male and female, on top of 30 cellos and on top of the Beatles' rock 'n roll rhythm section, you can't hear what they're saying."

PLAYBOY: "What does 'everybody got'?"

LENNON: "Anything. You name it. One penis, one vagina, one asshole-- you name it."

Perhaps that's where he got the One World, One People title from (it was going to be his 1981 world tour)a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Joe said

Perhaps that's where he got the One World, One People title from (it was going to be his 1981 world tour)

A much better name for a tour than One penis, One vagina, One asshole. Unless, of course, the group is a power trio.

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20 June 2014
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And something Queen borrowed the idea from to write a hit song.

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24 June 2014
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Oh! Darling vocals. Paul totally nails it.

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24 June 2014
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And we can't really have something from Abbey Road and ignore the medley, can we? Here are the isolated vocals:

There are loads of isolated vids out there, presumably mostly taken from the Rock Band stem files. It's not worth trying to post everything, but feel free to add interesting stuff you've come across.

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24 June 2014
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This is just a thought. In some threads about songs, people have added posts with the isolated tracks for that song to illustrate a point or enhance the conversation. If someone finds a thread about the song for which they wish to post an isolated track, they might consider adding it there (also) for context.

For example, the Abbey Road medley isolated vocal track could be added to:

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..ad-medley/

24 June 2014
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Of the isolations I've always been fascinated by Ringo's drums and love listening to them. One of the most obvious would be from A Day In The Life but Revolution i adore as its so damn solid. God the man could drum.

Was also listening to the isolated Something tracks and had always thought the drums were pretty ordinary and easy but they are not. 

I could listen to Ringo playing drums for hours and sit there all goggle-eyed with a big grin over my face. 

Forgot about when Oh! Darling goes into the middle eight (or whatever its called – the "when i told you bit") Ringo goes nuts.

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meanmistermustard said
Of the isolations I've always been fascinated by Ringo's drums and love listening to them. One of the most obvious would be from A Day In The Life but Revolution i adore as its so damn solid. God the man could drum.

Was also listening to the isolated Something tracks and had always thought the drums were pretty ordinary and easy but they are not. 

I could listen to Ringo playing drums for hours and sit there all goggle-eyed with a big grin over my face. 

Forgot about when Oh! Darling goes into the middle eight (or whatever its called – the "when i told you bit") Ringo goes nuts.

I'm with you there. Nobody realizes how steady he is. He's a very good drummer. That was one of the reasons that Phil Collins was influenced by Ringo.

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I'm listening to hours and hours these deconstructions of songs by The Beatles. So far, my favorite is to Don't let me down. Because in it, everything is perfect! The drums, guitars, vocals and bass I've loved this song, after I saw this deconstruction started to like her even more!heart

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