Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Background noises revealed
The new Beatles Remasters have been scrutinized and some of the background noises are revealed in this excellent blog, with audio examples.
Among the finds:
Across the Universe
John Lennon blurts out Blat! or Black! in what seems to be the backing vocal track.
For No One
Believe it or not, there’s a rock drum beat throughout For No One, but it’s buried way down in the mix.
During the breakdown near the end of the song, John makes groaning noises and Paul says some random things, like Come here son! and I’ll show you…get my bloody hands on you, come on!
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
You can hear some brief studio chatter, lip smacks, and a soft hoo during the intro of the stereo version.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
John lets out a flat ahh between the second verse and pre-chorus. This was removed in the 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack remixed version.
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Someone coughs or sneezes in the middle of the mono version.
Get on over there and have a listen!