Posts tagged ‘George Martin’

November 29, 2011

Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles recorded “Strawberry Fields Forever” on November 28, 1966, during the sessions for the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final released version was actually two very different takes that were carefully edited together. Producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick increased the speed of one take and decreased that of the other, while splicing in another verse to fill the gaps between the orchestral score. The song did not appear on the Sgt. Pepper album, but on a double A-side single along with “Penny Lane.”

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December 14, 2010

Goodnight

The song “Goodnight” was released by The Beatles as the final track on The Beatles (aka The White Album). The song was written by John Lennon as a lullaby for his five-year-old son Julian, and the lead vocal is sung by Ringo Starr. Starr is the only Beatle that appears on the track, accompanied by an orchestra conducted by producer George Martin.

November 10, 2010

Please Please Me

The Beatles released “Please Please Me” as their second single in 1963. Legend has it that shortly after recording the track, producer George Martin pronounced to the group, “Congratulations, you have just recorded your first number one!” The prophecy was fulfilled as the song topped the British charts a month after its release.