Posts tagged ‘Penny Lane’

January 12, 2012

Penny Lane

“Penny Lane” was written by Paul McCartney during the sessions for the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. McCartney wrote “Penny Lane” as a tribute to the Liverpool street where he spent a lot of time as a young boy. The song, which was recorded during January 1967, was released as a double A-side single along with “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Learn more at TheBeatles.com, and watch the video for “Penny Lane” after the jump!

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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.”

Watch the video for “Strawberry Fields Forever” after the jump!

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January 11, 2011

Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles released a double A-side single with the songs “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” in 1967. The single was the first taste of new Beatles music after the band retired from touring and enjoyed a lengthy hiatus from recording. Both songs were originally recorded during the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band but not included on the album. The single was the first by The Beatles since “Love Me Do” not to hit #1 in the UK charts (it debuted at #2).