Archive for ‘Rubber Soul’

January 23, 2012

Norwegian Wood

The Beatles released “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” on the 1965 album Rubber Soul. Mainly written by John Lennon, the lyric describes a specific affair Lennon was having at the time, along with the recent fad of decorating a home with wood paneling. George Harrison added sitar notes to the final version, making it the first song in popular music to feature the exotic Indian instrument.

Listen to “Norwegian Wood” after the jump!

 

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January 7, 2011

The Beatles’ song “Wait” was originally written and recording during the making of Help!, but it was not included on the album. While the band was making the follow-up, Rubber Soul, the album was one song short, so rather than recording a new track, they decided to include the leftover song.