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GILES MARTIN:”MY FATHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT THE SOUNDS THAT JOHN HAD IN HIS HEAD WERE NEVER THE SOUNDS THAT GOT ON RECORD”

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Asked by “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross why it is that John Lennon has been said not to have cared for the sound of his own voice, Giles Martin, son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, responded to the public-radio interviewer that the issue ran deeper than that:
‘Well, I don’t think it was just his voice. He didn’t like, you know, my father always told me that the sounds that John had in his head were never the sounds that got on record.That’s the thing is, you know – and to demand them to make changes. You know, he was just a natural, beautiful singer.

Giles Martin oversaw, including production and remixing, a 50th-anniversary four-disc “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” box set, released last month.
About the original “Strawberry Fields” Giles said: “Of course, they had to slow it down. And that gives you a more sort of a demonic edge, you know, your slowed down voice. And so what you hear is John slowed down. In fact, on this album, there’s very few occurrences of a natural voice.
They played around with tempos, you know, on “When I’m Sixty-Four,” Paul’s voice is sped up, you know, and same with “Lovely Rita,” you know, they – “Penny Lane” his voice is sped up. And on “Strawberry Fields,” John’s is slowed down.

It’s – they’re all over the shop just trying to change things. But you’re right, on the demo or on the first take of “Strawberry Fields,” you hear the song for what it is which is an incredibly complex but beautiful personal sort of diary to his time in Liverpool.
Giles has worked on several other recent Beatles projects, including the Beatles soundscape for the Cirque du Soleil production “Love,” the audio restoration of Beatles concerts for Ron Howard’s documentary “Eight Days A Week,” and the Beatles “Rock Band” video game. Giles was the executive producer of Paul McCartney’s 2013 album “New.”


PAUL:“I THINK IT’S THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BEATLES ALBUM..” (SGT.PEPPER)

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Earlier june, the new stereo mix of the Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band hit Number One on the UK album charts and topped out at Number Three in the U.S. Despite the hoopla and the accolades the album has received upon its 50th anniversary.
 During a chat with Mojo, Paul was asked the inevitable question and explained, “I think it’s the most influential Beatles album… Perhaps it’s the most important, but not necessarily the best. Revolver had some special moments on it. What’s called ‘The White Album’ had some very important moments on it. And Abbey Road. There are other albums as good in different ways. But Pepper is the most noticeable Beatles album because it was so different, and such a change from what was going on at the time.”
IF YOU NEED TICKET TO SEE PAUL MCCARTNEY OR RINGO STARR VISIT HERE! :
Paul McCartney tour dates:
July 7 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
July 10 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
July 13 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
July 15 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
July 19 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
July 21 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
July 23 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center Omaha
July 25, 27 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 11, 12 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
September 15, 17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
September 19, 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
September 23 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
September 26, 27 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 1, 2 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
October 13 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Estadio Beira-Rio
October 15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
October 17 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Mineirao Stadium
October 20 – Salvador, Brazil – Itaipava Arena – Fonte Nova
October 24 – Medellin, Colombia – Atanasio Girardit Stadium
December 2 – Perth Australia, WA Nib Stadium
December 5  – Melbourne Australia – AAMI Park
December 9 – Brisbane Australia – Suncorp Stadium
December 11 –  Sydney Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
December 16 – Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium


GEORGE: THE TRIP TO INDIA

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When George took a trip to India he returned with experience, insight and a bunch of fish-eye selfies

In 1966 George took a trip to India, and what resulted was an array of picturesque fish-eye selfies that perfectly capture that eastern tangent to The Beatles’ discography.
Besides the fact that there is actually a compilation of George Harrison selfies in existence, it’s the shots themselves that that are so remarkable.

Using naught but lens, angle and exposure without effects, editing or adjusting, George Harrison’s 1966 selfies have a natural psychedelic feel.

The trip itself acted as major inspiration to The Beatles sound, ultimately transforming music forever, with the introduction and popularising of the sitar amongst pop music, thanks to the legendary Ravi Shankar.

The perfectly serene, scenic backdrops are bursting with life, showing a raw documentation of what inspired Harrison’s music to transform.

A couple of things we can take away from this is that these photographs are the very evidence of Harrison documenting his revolutionary journey of both musical and self discovery


PAUL McCARTNEY ADDS SECOND AND FINAL MELBOURNE + SYDNEY SHOWS

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PAUL McCARTNEY
ADDS SECOND AND FINAL
MELBOURNE + SYDNEY SHOWS
TO ‘ONE ON ONE’ TOUR – ON SALE TODAY

2nd December: nib Stadium, Perth, WA
5th December: AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
6th December: AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
9th December: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
11th December: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
12th December: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
16th December: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
Due to overwhelming demand in the pre-sale, second and final Paul McCartney shows have been added in Melbourne and Sydney!
Returning to Australia for the first time since 1993, enormous demand saw tens of thousands of tickets snapped up during pre-sale.
The second concerts at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Wednesday 6 December and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Tuesday 12 December will be the last chance for fans to secure tickets and will be available in the general on-sale on Tuesday 4 July noon AEST and 5pm AEST respectively.
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Paul McCartney is bringing his acclaimed long-running ‘One On One’ Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.


ON THIS DAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

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3 July

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP, 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.00-9.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘The Beat Show’: ‘From Me To You’; ‘A Taste Of Honey’; ‘Twist And Shout’.
EMI audition of The Fourmost.

1965
The press of Madrid says that the Beatles performance in this city was a failure before a serious and sober audience, unlike other countries’ ones, which are said to be civilized.
Arrival in Barcelona. Concert at the Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, with the Sirex as support act. End of tour of France, Italy and Spain. Broadcast of John’s interview on BBC-radio’s ‘World Of Books’.

1966
Trip to Manila. On arriving, from the airport they are taken to a dock and separated from their luggage for half an hour. The New York ‘Times Magazine’ publishes an article about the Beatles by Maureen Cleave.

1968
Studio 2. 8pm-3.15am. Recording: ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ (takes 1-7, overdub onto take 3, overdub onto take 7) Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Studio 2. 3pm-8.30pm. Editing: ‘Golden Slumbers'(working title of ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’) (of takes 13, 15, called take 13). Recording: ‘Golden Slumbers'(working title of ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’) (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 16, 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.

 

 

 

 

 

Media launch of the Plastic Ono Band. Press reception for the release of ‘Give Peace A Chance’, at the Chelsea Town Hall. John and Yoko do not attend, due to their being hospitalised in Scotland; Ringo and Maureen substitute them.

1970
Beginning of peace festival in Toronto.
1989
Evening: Julian sings in Liverpool for the first time.

1995
Westwood One radio broadcasts ‘Oobu Joobu’ Part 8.