Here There and Everywhere - Take 14

June 13, 2016

'Here, There and Everywhere' is a song written by Paul McCartney The Beatles began recording this week in 1966 toward the end of the sessions for The Beatles album 'Revolver'…

 

Take a listen after The Beatles recorded Take 14 below...

Background and inspiration

 

When discussing his song "Here, There and Everywhere"…Paul McCartney has frequently cited Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows" as his main source of inspiration that appeared on the Beach Boys' 1966 album Pet Sounds…

 

On 17 May 1966…the day after the new Beach Boys album had been released in America… McCartney and John Lennon attended a private listening party for Pet Sounds held at London's Waldorf Hotel…

 

Deeply impressed by Wilson's songs…McCartney wrote "Here, There and Everywhere" two weeks later at Lennon's house in Weybridge, while waiting for Lennon to wake up…McCartney recalled: "I sat out by the pool on one of the sun chairs with my guitar and started strumming in E…As soon I had a few chords and I think by the time he'd woken up…I had pretty much written the song…so we took it indoors and finished it up”…

 

Recording

 

The band worked on the song at Abbey Road Studios…over three session dates…before carrying out overdubs…they taped 13 takes before achieving a satisfactory basic track…

The recording is noted for its layered backing vocals which McCartney, Lennon and George Harrison spent much of the three days attempting to perfect…

McCartney's lead vocal on the recording is multi-tracked…Harrison's lead guitar part was given a mandolin-like tone via a Leslie speaker effect before it adopts a "horn-like timbre" for the song's ending…

 

Paul McCartney includes Here, There and Everywhere among his personal favorites of all the songs he has written…

 

Closing Remarks by Bobby Corcione

 

While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston…

I chose Here, There and Everywhere for my final music project towards the close of the 1973 spring semester…

 

I arranged and scored the song for an eight piece band consisting of a four piece rhythm section and a four piece horn section…

 

It was a thrill to watch and hear nine Berklee faculty members conduct and play piano, string bass, guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, and baritone saxophone to my arrangement behind closed doors with only myself as their audience...

I was allowed to record the session on my portable Panasonic cassette recorder and still have that copy today...

 

The baritone saxophone player in the ensemble was my arranging teacher...impressed with my work...He scored the project with an 'A'...!

 

 

 

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