In Deconstructing The Beatles' White Album, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The ... See full summary »
In the year 1963, The Beatles evolved from four unknown musicians to musical superstars. The singles and albums they released that year, not to mention the numerous songs they gave away to ... See full summary »
Though the Let It Be album was not released until later, Abbey Road was the last time the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios - soon to be rechristened Abbey Road Studios following the... See full summary »
Freiman explains that for a while, the 23-second song, "Her Majesty," which ends the Abbey Road album, was not supposed to be placed where it eventually was, or even included on the album. It was originally slotted between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam," but Paul McCartney decided to cut it. Assistant sound engineer John Kurlander cut the song a beat too early, on the final crashing note of "Mustard," but instead of throwing it away, he followed EMI Studios policy of never tossing any recorded material. Kurlander taped "Her Majesty" onto the end of the entire medley with 20 seconds of red leader tape with instructions to get rid of it eventually, but that order was not followed when an acetate was made. McCartney eventually heard the result and decided to keep the song where it was as a sort of "bonus" for listeners after "The End." In this video talk, Freiman lets the audience hear what the sequence would have sounded like with "Her Majesty" in its original position between "Mustard" and "Pam." See more »
It is the only Beatles song in C-sharp minor... in case anyone ever asks you that question.
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