Remix The Beatles

Interesting remix-ready Beatles’ Sgt Pepper. Here’s the details:

“Sgt. Pepper”

The first track I had the opportunity to thoroughly examine is “Sgt Pepper” but I immediately noticed something.

1 Feb 67 – E63165 (takes 1-9)
Track 1 – instrumental backing
Track 2 – bass
Track 3 – empty
Track 4 – empty
The Beatles recorded the basic backing – two guitars by Paul and George with Ringo’s drums on one track and Paul overdubbed bass onto a second track. Interesting that John doesn’t play an instrument on this song.

2 Feb 67 – E63165 (takes 1-9)
Track 1 – instrumental backing
Track 2 – bass
Track 3 – lead and chorus vocals
Track 4 – harmony vocals
They overdubbed lead and chorus vocals onto a third track with harmony vocals dubbed onto the fourth track of take 9.

2 Feb 67 – E63022 (take 10)
Track 1 – reduction (instrumental backing + bass)
Track 2 – empty
Track 3 – empty
Track 4 – reduction (lead and chorus vocals + harmony vocals)
Then, they mixed (reduced) take 9 from E63165 to two tracks onto this reel calling it take 10.

2 Feb 67 – E63081 (take 10)
RM1 which is what we hear from the acetate.

3 Mar 67 – E63022 (take 10)
Track 1 – reduction (instrumental backing + bass)
Track 2 – empty
Track 3 – brass + lead guitar
Track 4 – reduction (lead and chorus vocals + harmony vocals)
Brass and lead guitar was dubbed onto the third track.

via BoingBoing & Homerecording

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