Friday, July 24, 2009

A Day in the Life (Paul's "Oh Shit" Version)



Here is an early studio take of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life." Notable because it lacks the orchestral score and infamous alarm clock noise between John's first verses and Paul's bit. Also, it is a rare glimpse at the vocals not yet being perfected on the track. Paul toys around with how he sings "found a coat and grabbed my hat" and fudges the lyric "somebody spoke and I went into a dream" by singing "everybody spoke and I went into a dream... oh shit." Its quite funny to hear him make a mistake while singing, but all the while quite cute. 
The video is set to behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the song, attended by Pattie Boyd, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Donovan, the Monkees, and many others. The session turned into a party of sorts, with the Beatles and all their famous friends running around the studio causing mischief. 

4 comments:

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just stumbled across your blog, it's wonderful.
Love the Beatles post. This version is on the Anthology and I always loved that bit when Paul messes up. So funny

LENORENEVERMORE said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow...It's always a pleasure to watch 'candid' moments from great artists!
Thanks for this~

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very funny. I would love to be at a Beatles recording session, wouldn't you? They would be so exciting!

Queen Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Rachel - I've often thought about that... what band would I like to see in a recording session, and the Beatles always come out on top (with the Stones behind them in 2nd place)... especially a wild fun one like A Day in the Life. Or the rooftop concert in '69... that would be brilliant