Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Reel Music

First released: March 29,1982

Producers: George Martin, Phil Spector
Song Selection by: Steve Meyer and Randall Davis
Cover Illustration by: David McMacken

 

  1. A Hard Day’s Night – 2:32
    Recorded: April 16, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    George Martin – piano
  2. I Should Have Known Better – 2:45
    Recorded: February 25-26, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  3. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:15
    Recorded: January 29, 1964 at Path? Marconi Studios, Paris, France
    John Lennon – rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – 12-string lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  4. And I Love Her – 2:31
    Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar solo, claves
    Ringo Starr – bongos
  5. Help! – 2:30
    Recorded: April 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  6. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – 2:11
    Recorded: February 18, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney – acoustic guitar
    George Harrison – acoustic guitar
    Ringo Starr – tambourine
    John Scott – flute
  7. Ticket to Ride – 3:13
    Recorded: February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, lead guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison – lead guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
  8. Magical Mystery Tour – 2:52
    Recorded: April 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 26-27, 1967 (vocals), May 3, 1967 (trumpets), and November 7, 1967
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar, piano (with echo effects)
    George Harrison – lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
    Session musicians – three trumpets
  9. I Am the Walrus – 4:37
    Recorded: September 5, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 6, 1967 and September 27, 1967
    John Lennon – lead vocal, mellotron (at the beginning)
    Paul McCartney – bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, background vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Session musicians – eight violins, four cellos, three horns
    Choir – six boys singing “Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper”, six girls singing “Everybody’s got one”
  10. Yellow Submarine – 2:41
    Recorded: May 26, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with special effects overdubbed June 1, 1966
    John Lennon – acoustic guitar, background vocal, blowing bubbles through a straw
    Paul McCartney – acoustic guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison – tambourine, background vocal, swirling water in a bucket
    Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
    Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall, George Martin, Alf, Geoff Emerick, Patti Harrison and studio staff – chorus on fadeout
    Session musicians – brass band
  11. All You Need Is Love – 3:48
    Recorded: June 14, 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England (backing track), overdubbed and shortened at an Abbey Road session, then overdubbed live on the “Our World” TV broadcast
    ::Backing track::
    John Lennon – harpsichord
    Paul McCartney – string bass played with a bow
    George Harrison – violin
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Abbey Road Track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – electric bass guitar
    George Harrison – guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    ::Live “Our World” track::
    John Lennon – lead vocal
    Paul McCartney – background vocal
    George Harrison – background vocal
    Session musicians – studio orchestra
    Mick Jagger, Gary Leeds, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull,
    Jane Asher, Patti Harrison, Keith Moon, Graham Nash – chorus
  12. Let It Be – 4:03
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England with overdubs added April 30, 1969 and January 4, 1970
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
    John Lennon – bass guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
    George Harrison – lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Billy Preston – organ
    Session musicians – orchestra (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
    Linda McCartney – backing vocals (on single release only)
  13. Get Back – 3:07
    Recorded: January 27, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England
    John Lennon – lead guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison – rhythm guitar
    Ringo Starr – drums
    Billy Preston – electric piano
  14. The Long and Winding Road – 3:38
    Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England.
    Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector on April 1, 1970
    John Lennon – bass guitar
    Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano
    Session musicians – choir, strings, harp, drums (overdubbed by Phil Spector)