Internet review - Lite Web-master Graphics Games Freeware Time Christmas Bible


The Beatles, album "Hey Jude"

Lyrics of the album - Listen the album

Studio albums - Studio Apple Corps - 1970
stereo: 26.02.1970

Hey Jude

  1. 02:19 Can't Buy Me Love (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 29.01.1964

    JOHN 1972: 'John and Paul, but mainly Paul.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's Paul completely.
    Maybe I had something to do with the chorus, but I don't know.
    I always considered it his song.'

    PAUL 1984: 'We recorded it in France, as I recall.
    Went over to the Odeon in Paris.
    Recorded it over there.
    Felt proud because Ella Fitzgerald recorded it, too, though we didn't realize what it meant that she was doing it.'

    PAUL circa-1994: ''Can't Buy Me Love' is my attempt to write a bluesy mode.
    The idea behind it was that all these material possessions are all very well but they won't buy me what I really want.'

  2. 02:39 I Should Have Known Better (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 26.02.1964

    JOHN 1980: 'That's me.
    Just a song – It doesn't mean a damn thing.'
  3. 02:14 Paperback Writer (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 14.04.1966

    JOHN 1972: 'Paul.
    I think I might have helped with some of the lyrics, Yes, I did.
    But it was mainly Paul's tune.'

    JOHN 1980: ''Paperback Writer' is son of 'Day Tripper' …meaning a rock 'n roll song with a guitar lick on a fuzzy loud guitar.'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'I arrived at Weybridge and told John I had this idea of trying to write off to a publishers to become a paperback writer, and I said, 'I think it should be written like a letter.' I took a bit of paper out and I said it should be something like, 'Dear Sir or Madam, as the case may be…' and I proceeded to write it just like a letter in front of him, occasionally rhyming it… And then we went upstairs and put the melody to it.
    John and I sat down and finished it all up, but it was tilted towards me – the original idea was mine.
    I had no music, but it's just a little bluesy song, not alot of melody.
    Then I had the idea to do the harmonies, and we arranged that in the studio.'

  4. 02:58 Rain (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 16.04.1966

    JOHN 1966: 'After we'd done the session on that particular song – it ended at about four or five in the morning – I went home with a tape to see what else you could do with it.
    And I was sort of very tired, you know, not knowing what I was doing, and I just happened to put it on my own tape recorder and it came out backwards.
    And I liked it better.
    So that's how it happened.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's me again – with the first backwards tape on record anywhere… I got home from the studio and I was stoned out of my mind on marijuana… and, as I usually do, I listened to what I'd recorded that day.
    Somehow it got on backwards and I sat there, transfixed, with the earphones on, with a big hash joint.
    I ran in the next day and said, 'I know what to do with it, I know… listen to this!' So I made them all play it backwards.
    The fade is me actually singing backwards with the guitars going backwards.
    (sings) 'Sharethsmnowthsmeanss!' That one was the gift of God… of Ja actually – the god of marijuana, right? So Ja gave me that one.'

    RINGO 1984: 'My favorite piece of me is what I did on 'Rain.' I think I just played amazing.
    I was into the snare and hi-hat.
    I think it was the first time I used the trick of starting a break by hitting the hi-hat first instead of going directly to a drum off the hi-hat.
    I think it's the best out of all the records I've ever made.
    'Rain' blows me away.
    It's out in left field.
    I know me and I know my playing… and then there's 'Rain.''

    PAUL circa-1994: 'It was nice.
    I really enjoyed that one.'

  5. 02:14 Lady Madonna (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 06.02.1968

    RINGO 1968: 'It sounds like Elvis, doesn't it? No, it doesn't sound like Elvis… it IS Elvis.
    Even those bits where he goes very high.'

    JOHN 1980: 'Paul.
    Good piano lick, but the song never really went anywhere.
    Maybe I helped him on some of the lyrics.'

    PAUL 1986: ''Lady Madonna' is all women.
    How do they do it? – bless 'em.
    Baby at your breast, how do they get the time to feed them? Where do they get the money? How do you do this thing that women do?'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'The original concept was the Virgin Mary, but it quickly became symbolic of every woman – the Madonna image but as applied to ordinary working-class women.
    'Lady Madonna' was me sitting down at the piano trying to write a bluesy boogie-woogie thing.
    It reminded me of Fats Domino for some reason, so I started singing a Fats Domino impression.
    It took my voice to a very odd place.'

  6. 03:21 Revolution (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 12.07.1968

    JOHN 1968: 'On 'Revolution' I'm playing the guitar and I haven't improved since I was last playing, but I dug it.
    It sounds the way I wanted it to sound.'

    JOHN 1972: 'I should never have put that in about Chairman Mao.
    I was just finishing off in the studio when I did that.'

    JOHN 1980: 'The statement in 'Revolution' was mine.
    The lyrics stand today.
    It's still my feeling about politics.
    I want to see the plan.
    That is what I used to say to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.
    Count me out if it is for violence.
    Don't expect me to be on the barricades unless it is with flowers.
    For years, on the Beatles' tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war.
    And he wouldn't allow questions about it.
    But on one of the last tours, I said, 'I'm going to answer about the war.
    We can't ignore it.' I absolutely wanted the Beatles to say something about the war.'

  7. 07:05 Hey Jude (Paul McCartney – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 01.08.1968

    JOHN 1968: 'Well, when Paul first sang 'Hey Jude' to me… or played me the little tape he'd made of it… I took it very personally.
    'Ah, it's me,' I said, 'It's me.' He says, 'No, it's me.' I said, 'Check.
    We're going through the same bit.' So we all are.
    Whoever is going through a bit with us is going through it, that's the groove.'

    JOHN 1972: 'That's his best song.'

    PAUL 1974: 'I remember I played it to John and Yoko, and I was saying, 'These words won't be on the finished version.' Some of the words were: 'The movement you need is on your shoulder,' and John was saying, 'It's great!' I'm saying, 'It's crazy, it doesn't make any sense at all.' He's saying, 'Sure it does, it's great.''

    JOHN 1980: 'He said it was written about Julian.
    He knew I was splitting with Cyn and leaving Julian then.
    He was driving to see Julian to say hello.
    He had been like an uncle.
    And he came up with 'Hey Jude.' But I always heard it as a song to me.
    Now I'm sounding like one of those fans reading things into it… Think about it: Yoko had just come into the picture.
    He is saying.
    'Hey, Jude' – 'Hey, John.' Subconsciously, he was saying, 'Go ahead, leave me.' On a conscious level, he didn't want me to go ahead.
    The angel in him was saying, 'Bless you.' The devil in him didn't like it at all, because he didn't want to lose his partner.'

    PAUL 1985: 'I remember on 'Hey Jude' telling George not to play guitar.
    He wanted to do echo riffs after the vocal phrases, which I didn't think was appropriate.
    He didn't see it like that, and it was a bit of a number for me to have to 'dare' to tell George Harrison – who's one of the greats – not to play.
    It was like an insult.
    But that's how we did alot of our stuff.'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'There is an amusing story about recording it… Ringo walked out to go to the toilet and I hadn't noticed.
    The toilet was only a few yards from his drum booth, but he'd gone past my back and I still thought he was in his drum booth.
    I started what was the actual take – and 'Hey Jude' goes on for hours before the drums come in – and while I was doing it I suddenly felt Ringo tiptoeing past my back rather quickly, trying to get to his drums.
    And just as he got to his drums, boom boom boom, his timing was absolutely impeccable.'

  8. 03:16 Old Brown Shoe (George Harrison) - 02.10.1969

  9. 03:30 Don't Let Me Down (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 14.04.1969

    JOHN 1969: (to Ringo, regarding the cymbal smash in the intro) 'Give me a big 'kzzzsshhhh!' Give me the courage to come screaming in.'

    JOHN 1980: 'That's me, singing about Yoko.'

    PAUL circa-1994: 'It was a very tense period.
    John was with Yoko, and had escalated to heroin and all the accompanying paranoias and he was putting himself out on a limb.
    I think that, as much as it excited and amused him, at the same time it secretly terrified him.
    So 'Don't Let Me Down' was a genuine plea, 'Don't let me down, please, whatever you do.
    I'm out on this limb…' It was saying to Yoko, 'I'm really stepping out of line on this one.
    I'm really letting my vulnerability be seen, so you must not let me down.' I think it was a genuine cry for help.
    It was a good song.
    We recorded it in the basement of Apple for 'Let It Be' and later did it up on the roof for the film.
    We went through it quite alot for this one.
    I sang harmony on it, which makes me wonder if I helped with a couple of the words, but I don't think so.
    It was John's song.'

  10. 02:55 The Ballad of John And Yoko (John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney) - 18.04.1969


Print Friendly and PDF





The Beatles Official Listen The Beatles here Beatles radio Beatles pictures Beatles and films Beatles geography

Calendar
By dates By events By people By geography
Songs of Beatles
Discography Box-sets Songs list The Beatles Lyrics Song writers
Solo
John Lennon John Discography John pictures Paul McCartney Paul Discography Paul pictures George Harrison George Discography George pictures Ringo Starr Ringo Discography Ringo pictures





Terms of publication of the article
Advertising
About us
Graphics

Fonts
Logos
Brandbooks
Pictogramms
Heraldry

Popular

Check a website level
A website registration
How to creat a website
#1 on Google
Online Translators
Password

Internet top

©2005-2020, Web studio Ph4 - Internet Catalog for user, web-master and designer v. 5.3