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Deconstructing Beatles songs
6 July 2013
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parlance
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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.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

6 July 2013
7.05am
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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

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

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

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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6 July 2013
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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.

"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)
6 July 2013
11.28pm
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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.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

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