Taxman track 3. What Is Life track 7. Beatles Medley Stars on 45 track 3. The Music of The Beatles tracks 6, 6. CD 2 recorded in: Japan tracks 1—9. George Harrison The Beatles tracks 1—4, 6—8. Chuck Berry track 9. Tom Petty track 5. George Harrison The Beatles track 5. Arc Music U. Dualtone Words and Songs track 9. Isalee Music Publishing Company track 9. Jewel Music Publishing Co. Umlaut tracks 1, 4—6. Fujipacific Music, Inc. Beatles Concerto Grosso No. Undying Love track 8.
My Sweet Hove track 3. Da kummt die Sunn German translation track 2. I If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD) sulegl Here Comes the Sun track 2.
Repose Beethoven French translation track 9. Roulant sur Beethoven track 9. Soi kitara murheissaan track 8. Correte Beethoven track 9. Roll Over Beethoven track 9. All Those Years Ago track 4. Cheer Down track 5. Cloud 9 track 1. Devil's Radio track 6. Here Comes the Sun track 2. My Sweet Lord track 3.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps track 8. Beatles Medley Stars on 45 tracks 2—3, 8. United Kingdom Japan tracks 1—9. Carl Studna. Simon Wall Engineer. George Harrison The Beatles. The Beatles were always keen to mimic what they liked in modern music but, since their appearance on the scene in the mid sixties, many times they ended up mimicking someone who was mimicking them back!
Songwriting History. The Beatles were very impressed with the music of The Byrds — so much so that, when they had a few days rest in Los Angeles between August 23rd and 27th of in-between stops of their American tour, they attended a recording session by the group. This may very well have been arranged by The Beatles former press agent Derek Taylor who at that point If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD) a publicity agent for The Byrds.
The Beatles had become quite social with members of The Byrds as well, inviting David Crosby of the band to their vacation house at Benedict Canyon Road during these few days. That guitar line, or variations on it, is found in many a song, and it amazes me that people still find new permutations of the same notes.
Another group that received an early recording of the song was The Hollieswho very quickly recorded their own version of the song and released it as their next single at the end of Although it charted quite lower than their recent British hits, it did reach 20, making it the first George Harrison composition to make the charts.
Not that George was pleased about this. Speculation circulated that he had actually written the song for The Hollies, which was a rumor he was quick to set straight. Recording History. Approximately the first eight-and-a-half hours of this day were spent perfecting this gem, while the last hour, from 11 pm till midnight, was deemed suitable for rehearsing and then recording one take of the rhythm track for "If I Needed Someone.
With much overdubbing to be done, they left this for another day. John and Paul then sang harmony vocals and double-tracked them as well, adding a low bass vocal during the instrumental section of the song. George also overdubbed more jangly guitar leads on his capoed Rickenbacker string guitar throughout the song with Ringo overdubbing some nice tambourine work on the same track. The entire rhythm track is heard in the left channel except for the bleed-through of the studio If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD) while all the vocal tracks were being recorded, all of which is heard entirely in the right channel, If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD).
All of the above elements are exactly the same except that the vocal tracks are positioned slightly more to the left so that they can be detected somewhat in that channel. Not to be forgotten is the live recording of the song done If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD) in the first half of December,by George Harrison and his band. Song Structure and Style. While this is obviously true, observing their live performances of the song point out a noticeable fact.
George does play the song with the fingering of a D major chord when the home key is played but with a capo placed quite high on the neck of his guitar. John plays his guitar without a capo using the A major chord fingering. Obviously the song was written in D but then altered to A, possibly to get the song in a key more in the range for George to sing.
The structure is somewhat typical for Beatles compositions up to this point, consisting of verses and a repeating bridge. Note that, with the instrumental section of the song, an unusual three-verses-in-a-row appears.
Added to the mix is a short intro and nearly similar conclusion. The intro is four measures long and consists of a two-measure guitar riff that is repeated twice. On the third measure, therefore being the second time the riff is played, the full band appears to take us into the main body of the song.
An overdubbed tambourine also begins at the point which continues through the entire song. However, it now is just being accented on the two- and four-beats of each measure.
T he first verse begins immediately thereafter, which is eight measures long. It starts with George singing solo although double-tracked right on the downbeat of the first measure. All of the rest of the lyrics are sung on the off-beat, or in syncopation. While the melody line George is singing is engaging, it only comprises a range of four notes being sung mostly in a "stair step" up and down pattern.
Other interesting features of this verse are the change to G in the fifth and sixth measure. Ringo spices up the sixth measure with accented eighth notes on his snare and bass drum while the title of the song is being sung, climaxing with a cymbal crash on the downbeat of the seventh measure. Also, when the title of the song is heard, it is sung in three-part harmony by George, Paul and prominently John.
During all this time, the beginning guitar riff is continued as a mimic to the melody line that George is singing. A second eight-measure verse then appears which is identical in structure to the first with the exception that three-part harmony is heard throughout.
George stretches the melodic range somewhat for the bridge, but it still only comprises five notes. The tambourine playing changes from If I Needed Someone - The Beatles - Live In Japan (CD) accents to an eighth-note shaking rhythm for the bridge. A third eight-measure verse then appears following the same structure as the other two, which is quickly followed by the instrumental section played to the chords of a verse. The tambourine changes back to its eighth-note shaking rhythm and Ringo still does his eighth-note accents in the sixth measure even though the title of the song is not heard at that time.
After an identical repeat of the second verse and bridge, the third verse is then repeated, which is nearly identical as well. The only difference here is that Ringo forgets or alters for redundancy sake the eighth-note accents in the sixth measure. Following this, a short four-measure conclusion is heard which somewhat copies the introduction.
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