BEATLES RARITY OF THE WEEK – PAPERBACK WRITER (TAKE 2 RAW)
Posted by Happy Nat
June 18, 2008
The master of The Beatles’ 1966 single Paperback Writer was created using take 2 in a recording session that took place on April 13th of that same year. Be a fly on the wall in the studio now (or should I say then?) and listen to it “raw”, sans fade-out and preceded by take 1 which was an instrumental take that broke down early. The backing vocals come through much clearer here than on the final mix created a few days later. It was then that the reverb special effects were added yielding the official version that we are all familiar with today. It was released on 45 in the US on May 30th and went on to become yet another number one single for the band.