Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oh! Darling

This McCartney song placed on Abbey Road was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on April 20, with overdubs added on April 26, July 23, and August 8 and 11.  McCartney, thinking that his voice sounded too clear, went into the studio every day for a week to sing it until it attained a throaty quality.  An earlier version of the song was performed in the Let It Be film.  An off-the-cuff version of the song can be heard (with modified, humorous lyrics) on Anthology 3.

Harrison commented that the track is "mainly Paul shouting," with the other Beatles doing "a few things in the background."  Lennon liked the song very much, although he believed it was more his own style and that he could have performed it better.

McCartney plays bass, Harrison lead guitar and synthesizer, and Starr drums.  McCartney handles lead vocal, with Lennon doing a backing vocal.


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