Tomorrow Never Knows

3 Oct

Tomorrow Never Knows, the monumental closing track on Revolver, was also the first to be recorded for the album.
From Revolution in the Head, by Ian MacDonald:

McCartney states, “What’s often said of me is that I’m the guy who wrote ‘Yesterday‘ or I’m the guy who was the bass player for the Beatles,” he added. “That stuff floats to the top of the water, you know? But I’m also a guy who was really interested in tape loops, electronics and avant-garde music. That just doesn’t get out there on a wide level, but it’s true. I’ve really been fascinated by this stuff.”

The making of “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Alan Pollack discusses Tomorrow Never Knows.

“There are some uncanny parallels to be drawn between aspects of this track and gestures or techniques used elsewhere in the avant garde world of so-called “Modern” twentieth century music. I bring this up not to suggest the Beatles were consciously borrowing from, or being influenced by the specific works or composers in question (Heck, I’d be very surprised if they were even aware of them, even if Paul did know how to drop the name of Stockhausen in an interview :-)) Rather, any such parallels for me are all the more uncanny and ironic in the absence of direct knowledge.”

New Beatles Collection ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’  has Hit iTunes

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/new-beatles-collection-tomorrow-never-knows-hits-itunes-20120724#ixzz25vnqAdrl

A negative review of the new Beatles collection ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’

Bootleg information here:

http://bootleg-addiction.blogspot.com/2012/09/beatles-revolver-sessions-vol1.html

Revolver Sessions

DISC 1
Apr 6th 1966 – Studio 3, 8:15pm-1:00am
1. Tomorrow Never Knows – take 1 – backing loop
2. Tomorrow Never Knows – SI onto take 1 – drums & vocal
3. Tomorrow Never Knows – take 3 – bass & drums rhythm track
Apr 7th 1966 – Studio 3, 2:30-7:15pm
4. Tomorrow Never Knows – tape loops
5. Tomorrow Never Knows – SI onto take 3 – loop track
Apr 7th 1966 – Studio 3, 8:15pm-1:30am
6. Got To Get You Into My Life – take 5 – rhythm track
7. Got To Get You Into My Life – SI onto take 5 – vocals
Apr 8th 1966 – Studio 2, 2:30-9:00pm
8. Got To Get You Into My Life – take 8
Apr 11th 1966 – Studio 2, 8:00pm-12:45am
9. Love You To – take 6 – guitar & vocal
10. Love You To – SI onto take 6 – sitar & tabla
11. Love You To – SI onto take 6 – 2nd sitar & fuzz bass
Apr 13th 1966 – Studio 3, 2:30-6:30pm
12. Love You To – SI onto take 7
13. Love You To – mono mix
Apr 13th 1966 – Studio 3, 8:00pm-2:30am
14. Paperback Writer – take 1
15. Paperback Writer – take 2 – rhythm
16. Paperback Writer – SI onto take 2 – lead vocal
17. Paperback Writer – SI onto take 2 – 2nd lead vocal
Apr 14th 1966 – Studio 3, 2:30-7:30pm
18. Paperback Writer – SI onto take 2 – bass
Apr 14th 1966 – Studio 3, 7:30-8:00pm
19. Paperback Writer – mono mix
Apr 14th 1966 – Studio 3, 8:30pm-1:30am
20. Rain – take 5 – rhythm
21. Rain – SI onto take 5 – lead vocal
Apr 16th 1966 – Studio 2, 2:30pm-1:30am
22. Rain – SI onto take 5 – bass & tambourine
23. Rain – SI onto take 5 – 2nd vocal (chorus)
24. Rain – backward vocal reversed
25. Rain – SI onto take 7 – backing vocals
26. Rain – mono mix
Apr 17th 1966 – Studio 2, 2:30-10:30pm
27. Doctor Robert – take 7 – rhythm
28. Doctor Robert – SI onto take 7 – harmonium
Apr 19th 1966 – Studio 2, 2:30pm-12:00am
29. Doctor Robert – SI onto take 7 – lead guitar & vocals
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