Mistakes on Beatles recordings

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Postby Brains » Sat May 25, 2002 9:06 am

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In Hey Jude you hear John saying "***censored*** hell! Wrong chord!" after about 3 minutes, when the song goes into the nanananaa part.




Why is the word ***censored*** replaced by those *'s? "****ing" is not what John said! It's not like we don't know what he says. Besides, it doesn't hurt anybody: ***censored*** fuckety fuckfuckfuck!

Yeah, freedom of speech!
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Postby Ram1 » Sat May 25, 2002 11:13 am

quote:By the way, dakota, the messed-up bassline in Fixing A Hole still sounds nice. I think he starts one count too early, but quickly corrects it.


Yeah, I listened to it yesterday, and Paul, (being the amazing bass player that he is), covered it up pretty nicely. You can't really tell unless you're really listening for it.
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Postby dakota » Sat May 25, 2002 9:10 pm

Has anyone heard about the sqeaky chair noise during the final sustained note (the crash piano note)to A DAY IN THE LIFE?.
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Postby heyjude65 » Sun May 26, 2002 7:32 pm

Towards the end of Let It Be, Paul hits a clunker on the piano when he says Mother Mary.
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Postby heyjude65 » Sun May 26, 2002 7:35 pm

On I Am the Walrus, John starts to sing "yellow matter custard" before he should, you can hear the edit especailly on the anthology version.
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Postby dakota » Wed May 29, 2002 11:02 am

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Towards the end of Let It Be, Paul hits a clunker on the piano when he says Mother Mary.


The clunker note to me sounds intentional
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Postby DrRobert » Wed May 29, 2002 11:11 am

Yeah, I think it's intentional as well. The reason it sounds a little strange is because he plays it a little louder than the rest of the chords - bangs it a little too hard.
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Postby dakota » Thu May 30, 2002 12:28 am

Another reason why I think the clunker note was intended was because the GET BACK/LET IT BE sessions were recorded on 8-track recording machine. This means that they had enough tracks to assign each instrument to its own track as opposed to the 4-track recording days when many time they had to have instruments share tracks. So having Pauls piano track by itself meant that if the Beatles were satisfied with a certain take, but Pauls piano playing had a blemish or two,they could just rewind the tape and have Paul fix the bad notes.
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Postby drrobert61 » Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:27 pm

there's a lot of stuff like that on the mono recordings for example the song "when i get home" the U.S. version is different then all others when JOHN sings " when i walk out that door again" or long tall sally on the 2nd album mono has no reverb at all .very nice.
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Postby dakota » Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:54 pm

I discovered a new mistake on Beatle recordings. Yoko singing backup vocals on BIRTHDAY....LOL
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