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A day in the life - LONG interview with Giles Martin INCLUDING this statement about the "aaaah" part.
24 February 2019
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Its impossible for me to admit that John isn't on that track. The placement of his voice is so distinct. Hear Isolation or his home demos from Tittenhurst of "Oh Yoko." The slight gruffness, minute wavering in pitch, and the way his voice resonates. I'm with @Billy Rhythm. The reason that there is so much confusion is because both sing. That's all I'll say on the matter.

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24 February 2019
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I literally don't even know which ahhhs you guys are talking about a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I'd listen to ADITL to find out but today is Feb. 24 so I don't have time for such things...

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sir walter raleigh said
Its impossible for me to admit that John isn't on that track. The placement of his voice is so distinct. Hear Isolation or his home demos from Tittenhurst of "Oh Yoko." The slight gruffness, minute wavering in pitch, and the way his voice resonates. I'm with @Billy Rhythm. The reason that there is so much confusion is because both sing. That's all I'll say on the matter. 

It sounds to me that John is singing on this part as well as Paul; I think it's mainly Paul, but John's voice is in there too.

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24 February 2019
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Billy Rhythm said
for anyone wishing to do their own "deep analysis":

 

 

they're both in there...  also explains why there is much confusion over who...  it's because they're both in there...:-)

  

Have a listen, @50yearslate. I'd say it is John and Paul, but there is that nagging thought in the back of my mind about Paul being able to vary his voice/sound so much. So freakingly talented. But, as Billy Rhythm once said...Beatles voices together are the "closest representation of "the voice of GOD" that humans will ever know" and that ahhh part is pretty other worldly.

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Well I can certainly see why it's sparked such a debate, I always assumed it was John but now I simply have no idea :/

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50yearslate said
Well I can certainly see why it's sparked such a debate, I always assumed it was John but now I simply have no idea :/

  

I now think it’s a bit of both. But I didn’t think Paul was involved at all in this segment until now.

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25 February 2019
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Timothy said

I now think it’s a bit of both. But I didn’t think Paul was involved at all in this segment until now.

  

John is in there too, that's correct. He's doing the very high, typically nasal "Uuuuuhs", while George is doing some low "uuuuuhs", both in the background, both inaudible in the main mix.

The main "aaah" is all Paul, from start to finish.

Beatle-fans, of all people, should be familiar with the sound of a "doubled" vocal, since John and Paul did it so often in their earlier years.

The main "aaah" is not the sound of a doubled voice, it's only one main singer, and according to Giles Martin, that's Paul.

I think the main reason so many people are fooled is the very first "aaah", which sounds a bit nasal like John, since Paul obviously needed the first one to get "into it". The rest is Paul's typical chest vocal.

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Listening to the Rock Band audio file, I solo'd the vocal track.  IMO is is John singing the lead, and Paul's voice is in the background added for an echo type effect.  This is probably why this is such a hot issue.

Thant's what it sounds like to me.

Years ago I always thought it was John, then it sounded like Paul, then John at the beginning and Paul at the end.

 

But the end of the day, it's just a song full of awesomeness from "Sugarplum Fairy" all the way to hearing Ringo's chair squeak and Paul going, "Shh" (or was it John?).

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