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Old 01-31-2009, 11:05 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Abbey Road is a great album though it's not my favorite of their work. Rubber Soul, Revolver and the White Album top it to me.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:11 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Grabbed it for $3 at a garage sale.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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so many great songs.
is there a bad one?
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:32 AM   #34 (permalink)
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so many great songs.
is there a bad one?

That would be: no!

Also remember-- this was way before Pro Tools and automation! The mix itself used to be an 'performance art' in and of itself...with as many hands on the faders as possible just like Dark Side Of The Moon.
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That would be: no!

Also remember-- this was way before Pro Tools and automation! The mix itself used to be an 'performance art' in and of itself...with as many hands on the faders as possible just like Dark Side Of The Moon.
Yeah, apparently Because was overdubbed like 7 times.
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Yeah, apparently Because was overdubbed like 7 times.
Exactly.

And there are no virtual tracks to work with...tracks had to be combined/bussed down to open up room for other track overdubs.

The absence of automation thus proves the timeless musicality of The Beatles.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Three times
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quote from wikipedia:

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John Lennon: triple-tracked lead harmony vocals (middle register), lead and rhythm guitars.
Paul McCartney: triple-tracked second harmony vocals (high register) and bass.
George Harrison: triple-tracked third vocals (low register) and double-tracked Moog synthesizer.
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Regardless of the exact amount, it is still extremely impressive. I think what amazes me most is how much George Martin was truly responsible for the cohesiveness of Abbey Road. Remember, the Beatles were hardly even speaking to one another when the album was being recorded.
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Cool fact to remember. I always thought it reminded me of angels singing with the larger-than-life effect achieved by the vocal layering. Thanks for posting that Wiki fact. :-) Makes perfect sense now why it still gives me chills sometimes upon listening...like you were listening it to the very first time again and you were being mesmerized as the song can do to almost any listener.
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