Track Listing: 01. Cry Baby Cry [0:00] 02. Child Of Nature [2:33] 03. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill [5:21] 04. I'm So Tired [8:09] 05. Yer Blues [11:19] 06. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey [14:52] 07. What's The New Mary Jane [17:58] 08. Revolution [20:39] 09. While My Guitar Gently Weeps [24:50] 10. Circles [27:28] 11. Sour Milk Sea [29:47] 12. Not Guilty [33:35] 13. Julia [36:41] 14. Blackbird [40:36] 15. Rocky Raccoon [43:13] 16. Back In The U.S.S.R. [46:11] 17. Mother Nature's Son [49:21] 18. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [51:42] 19. Dear Prudence [54:51] 20. Sexy Sadie [59:35]
really interesting especially the second song at 2:33
Post by Martin John Butler on Jun 6, 2017 16:06:49 GMT -6
It's amazing how good John Lennon's voice is, even when singing casually, and how good their rhythm feel is. There's a lot of double vocals. Do you know where this was done, at someone's home, while in India, studio rehearsals?
"The precise date is unknown, but towards the end of May 1968 The Beatles met at Kinfauns, George Harrison's bungalow in Esher, Surrey. There they recorded demo versions of a number of songs written in India, 19 of which later appeared on the White Album. The 27 songs believed to have been taped at Kinfauns were recorded on Harrison's Ampex four-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. They were mostly grouped together by the composer of each song, although John Lennon's songs were more scattered across the day. It is possible that not all of the demos were recorded at Kinfauns, and it has been speculated that some were recorded alone by the songs' composers. Alternatively, previously-made recordings may have been brought to Harrison's house for overdubbing, but, again, this is far from clear."
Speaking of Julia: At the beginning of Julia you can hear more reverb (or is it tape delay?) on John's voice and then some kind of adjustment that gives that vintage John vocal sound from these acoustic guitar songs on the White Album. Any idea what this sound effect is? ADT? An adjustment of tape delay with a reverb, or just tape delay?
It is a perfect sound for his soft tenor voice.
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2017 12:30:13 GMT -6 by swurveman
Is that Linda McCartney on the right of the picture?
"The net result is that if something is pondered over and farted around with to the extent that it is capable of being done now, digitally in particular, the music becomes clinicized beyond belief." Glyn Johns
Even in a demo they knew (like Max Martin and pop producers today) that it lives and dies on that forward vocal. Everything else is part of a backing track. It illustrates how ingrained that sensibility is to writing popular music.