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A Day In The Life
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Gerell said
plus some kids told Paul about the inner groove's backmasked message 'We'll duck you like a Superman' *f or 'Will Paul come back as Superman' inciting the Paul is Dead myth

I thought it was "we will fuck you like Superman?"

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I think that's what Gerell meant by *f.

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'We'll duck you like a Superman' *f

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The big thing that I always think of with this masterpiece is the Brian Wilson story....

 

Paul McCartney playing  him a tape of the track... and he is alleged to have been so affected (sadly due to him suffering from mental health problems), that he downed tools and stop working... the track being the catalyst / breaking point for his writing.

 

When I hear this track, even know, it sounds groundbreaking / so advanced... even for THIS era.

 

I couldn't even begin to imagine how it was consumed and absorbed by people way back then.

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Not sure if it's true, but I read somewhere that a few of the orchestra members were so put off by the masks and what they were asked to play, that they walked out of the session. Bunch of fuddyduddies! blue-meanie

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Yes you can even see it in the A Day In The Life "music video"

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In the Anthology version they used Mal's voice echoing instead of the "Ahhhs"

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Maybe it was Mal doing those Ahhs then.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Maybe it was Mal doing those Ahhs then.

 

Not in the Anthology version he's counting from 6 to 20 on that.

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Flagged up by wogblog that the complete 'A Day In The Life ' promo has been upped on The Beatles official web page. Could something be coming on a dvd? Would be so cool if there was as Apple dont usually put things out unless its for promoting a product.

I find this exciting - the upload that is not being able to praise Apple for the first time in a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....9hZO8LwYT4

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I don't know of it was to account for the orchestra and the multitude of overdubs but the mixing and placement of Johns lead vocal is weird in the stereo mix.  

In the first verse it starts in the right channel and gradually moves over to centre as the verse progresses.

It starts centre in verse 2 and slowly wanders to far left where it stays throughout verse 3. 

Pauls section meantime is dead centre and the ahh's start left and move across and back again.

Maybe panning was just the thing at the time. 

Its great if you want to know your speakers are working properly. 

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meanmistermustard said

I don't know of it was to account for the orchestra and the multitude of overdubs but the mixing and placement of Johns lead vocal is weird in the stereo mix.  

I think it's a deliberate effect, it's one of my favourite things about the song. Paul's being centred gives you a tangible presence like coming back to reality before zooming off in a daydream again. Even though the lyrics are mostly passive voice, its John's internal monologue so the panning is like his mind wandering over the trivia.

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9 stereo remixes of the song have been booted so would be interesting to see if such an approach was applied to all of them. 5 are complete, 4 break down.

 

Will listen to them at some point.

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meanmistermustard said
I don't know of it was to account for the orchestra and the multitude of overdubs but the mixing and placement of Johns lead vocal is weird in the stereo mix.  

In the first verse it starts in the right channel and gradually moves over to centre as the verse progresses.

It starts centre in verse 2 and slowly wanders to far left where it stays throughout verse 3. 

Pauls section meantime is dead centre and the ahh's start left and move across and back again.

Maybe panning was just the thing at the time. 

Its great if you want to know your speakers are working properly. 

I think you've hit the nail on the head.  Revolver was the first time they started paying attention to the stereo mixes, and they were clearly very involved in the whole production process on Pepper, and I suspect that stereo panning was something where they went "Whoa!  You can do that?  Well, let's have some of that!"

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meanmistermustard said

Its great if you want to know your speakers are working properly. 

Ha! That made me laugh.

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'Her Majesty ' also pans across from one side of the stereo image to the other as it plays.

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I have listened to the opening feedback on 'I Feel Fine ' several hundred times because of that same stereo effect, plus that complementary chord that kicks off the riff.  I think that makes me officially a monkey--I keep playing the same thing over and over and giggling each time.  You know that the memory of a goldfish is so short that each trip around the bowl is an exciting new adventure, right?

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georgiewood said
You know that the memory of a goldfish is so short that each trip around the bowl is an exciting new adventure, right?

The picky, annoying, off-topic part of me has to point out that that's not actually true.

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I hate to dig up an old thread, but THE question may have an answer. Well, if it really is a question at all - I'm quite positive the question is more of an inside joke now... Therefore, for those of you that want to keep the joke going, I'll just continue like so a-hard-days-night-george-10:

 

I found this on YouTube. I'm sure most of you already heard it, but the vocals are so good, and I loved those little things happening in the background, so I wanted to share anyway. I always figured John did the aaaah's and if it is Paul then it's his best John impression ever, but I never knew there was so much more going on. Them lads sure had some fun, didn't they?

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meanmistermustard said
9 stereo remixes of the song have been booted so would be interesting to see if such an approach was applied to all of them. 5 are complete, 4 break down.

 

Will listen to them at some point.

Answering my pondering above - From 'That Magic Feeling' by John C Winn:

Stereo mixing on the main body of the song also began that night, with nine attempts ; problems with synchronizing the tapes of takes 6 and 7 caused many of the mixes to be aborted. Each of the complete mixes ends with studio ambience and a smattering of applause, and no piano edit piece. Many of these mixes have all four tracks centered during the second verse.
A new approach the next day generated the final stereo mix, RS12 . This time, the instruments stayed where they were but the vocal track wandered across the stereo picture, although the rhythm track does jump abruptly from left to right for the final verse.

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meanmistermustard said
I don't know of it was to account for the orchestra and the multitude of overdubs but the mixing and placement of Johns lead vocal is weird in the stereo mix.  

In the first verse it starts in the right channel and gradually moves over to centre as the verse progresses.

It starts centre in verse 2 and slowly wanders to far left where it stays throughout verse 3. 

Pauls section meantime is dead centre and the ahh's start left and move across and back again.

Maybe panning was just the thing at the time. 

Its great if you want to know your speakers are working properly. 

I suggest that the influences of LSD and marijuana go a long way to explaining some of this.

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