Those lush arrangements, and his haunting voice, check it out on the next Caroline’s Ghost
Join your factory girl, Joey Ramone and a plethora of artists interpreting classic christmas tunes from both sides of the pond. SUPAH!
hippy punk out of London
Post olympics praise of Brit pop. The Verve brought this moody, floating style to hypnotize us
Happy birthday, Steve!
This classic Lennon tune from the Beatle’s Revolver highlights their attention to detail in creating the backward looping sound as told by Geoff Emerick, recording engineer in The Beatles Recording Sessions “there are two ways of recording backward instruments…the easy way is to play the instruments normally then turn the tape around. The other involves working out the notations forwards, writing it out backwards, then playing it out as the notation says so that it comes out back to front.
This way, although the sound still has the aural attraction of a backwards tape the instrument is actually playing a melodic run of notes. the Beatles, of course, chose the latter hence a near 6 hour session for just the guitar overdub, 2 guitar parts superimposed on top of one another. Harrison’s idea and he is playing both parts.”
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