Recorded: 4 November 1965
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
Released: 18 March 1996 (UK), 19 March 1996 (US)
At attempt at an R&B/soul recording, 12-Bar Original was The Beatles’ first instrumental since the group…
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22 December 2013
The track is a harbinger to the lacklustre ‘Get Back ‘ sessions that took place only a few years later… It sounds like they’re going through the motions here and the results were uninspiring but, having said that, it’s not really all that “bad”…:-)
12 May 2015
I rather like it,even though its a straight up approximation of booker t and mgs sound.
Apparently the band were running out of time to finish “Rubber Soul ” and had it as a holdover in case they didn’t have enough songs.
24 March 2014
the 1950s said
This tune was claimed to be one of the worst recordings Beatles ever did (IIRC it was in the Rolling Stone). I have liked it since the first time I heard it back in ’95.
What’s bad about it?
To me it sounds dull, and completely uninspiring. It sounds like an amateur band doing an amateur jam. A not so boring warm-up, but far from a decent track.
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1 May 2011
It has its moments (take 1 is great) but the full take 2 is far too long with far too many uninteresting moments – even the ‘Anthology 2 ‘ edit is boring. It exists, if you want it it’s out there. Not much else can be added.
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14 June 2016
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