During these 33 days this place has had 8,000 visits and more than 4,000 downloads and some may say "and what?" and I would tell you that for me
that has been a great surprise so "thank you for being so wonderful!" ...
... but we haven't arrived yet! ... this was only the first step ...
... so I would invite you to come with me to the second part of this journey ...
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... from the Ed Sullivan Show (Aug 14, 1965) (18.5 MB, mpeg, black & white).
The Beatles taped 6 songs for the September 12th Ed Sullivan Show. This appearance included the classic performance by Paul when he stood solo in the spotlight and sang a version of Yesterday (with a pre-taped track of 3 violins).
... at EMI Studio One, London (Feb 10, 1967) (11.1 MB, mpeg, colour).
The orchestral part was recorded with McCartney and Martin conducting a 40-piece orchestra. The session was filmed to be used in a TV special, however, the film was never released, although portions of it can be seen in this promo film. Reflecting The Beatles' taste for experimentation and avant garde, the orchestra players were decked out in formal dress for the film, but also asked to wear a "fancy dress" piece such as red noses or fake stick-on nipples.
... from the Anthology TV documentary (Jan 1967) (5.50 MB, wmv, colour).
The released version is an edit of two takes. They recorded two versions: the first one was basic instrumentation including keyboard, guitars and drums. Some weeks later, John had opted for a much more complex arrangement. The most distintive instrument was the one that produced the flute-like sound (played by Paul) in the introduction: a Mellotron. The Beatles were one of the first rock bands to acquire one and this is believed to be the first use of it on a recording.
... at Knole Park, Sevenoaks (Jan 30 & 31, 1967) (2.57 MB, wmv, colour).
This prom film is one of the first conceptual music videos, featuring reverse film effects, stop motion animation, jump cuts from daytime to nighttime and The Beatles playing, pouring paint over and smashing an upright piano. The location is easy to find, being on one of the main roads through the park with a tree. John began writing the song in late 1966, in Almeria, Spain. The title referred to the Salvation Army orphanage in Liverpool, where he used to play.
... at Angel Lane and Knole Park, London (Feb 1967) (30.1 MB, mpeg, colour).
The song's title is derived from the name of a street in Liverpool, which was named after a wealthy 18th century slave ship owner. This promotional film was not filmed at Penny Lane -The Beatles were reluctant to travel to Liverpool- and so the street scenes were actually filmed in and around Angel Lane in London's East End. The outdoor scenes were filmed at Knole Park in Sevenoaks. The solo was played by a piccolo trumpet (thought to be the first use of it in pop music).
... from the Magical Mystery Tour film (July 17, 1968) (3.33 MB, wmv, colour).
It is one of The Beatles' most striking and effective experimental songs from the psychedelic period. Lennon wrote most of the song on separate acid trips combining 3 separate songs he had been working on: the 1st was inspired by hearing a police siren, the 2nd was a short rhyme about him sitting in his garden and the 3rd was a nonsense lyric about sitting on a corn flake. The Walrus is a reference to the one from Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus And The Carpenter.
... from the Magical Mystery Tour film (Dec 26, 1967) (2.15 MB, wmv, colour).
This song appeared in a scene filmed on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October, with Paul running around on hills in Nice, France. It is about a man who is considered a fool by others, but whose foolish demeanor is actually an indication of wisdom. Some have speculated that the man was The Beatles' guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogui, however, the song was based on a Paul's experience in London.
... from the Magical Mystery Tour film (Dec 26, 1967) (2.02 MB, wmv, colour).
The song appeared in the last part of the film in an elaborate, old-fashioned segment that has The Beatles in white tuxedoes performing a (rather poorly synchronized) dance number at a fancy dress ball. The song was originally composed with the use of continuous drum rolls by Ringo giving the impression of a funeral march. This version was later scratched in favor of a more fluid one.
... from the Yellow Submarine film (July 17, 1968) (3.17 MB, wmv, colour).
The version of George's It's All Too Much that appeared in the film itself is slightly different and contained a lyric that was cut from the album version: "Nice to have the time to take this opportunity/Time for me to look at you and you to look at me." The Beatles themselves were not enthusiastic in participating in a motion picture at the time, however, they, impressed after seeing the finished film, did agree to make a cameo appearance here, in the final scene of the film.