The Beatles have just offered fans another song the upcoming deluxe edition of their seventh album, Revolver, originally released in 1966.
The latest release is John Lennon's first take of “Tomorrow Never Knows," captured the first day of recording the album.
Lennon was inspired to write the song after he read the book The Psychedelic Experience, a manual for acid trips based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead. On page 14 appeared the words, “Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream,” which became the beginning of the song.
In recording the song, Lennon instructed to producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick to make him "sound like the Dalai Lama singing from a hilltop.”
That was done by filtering his voice through a rotating Leslie [organ] speaker, over a tape loop of a fuzztone guitar.
On The Dick Cavett Show, John Lennon once explained how A Hard Day’s Night actually created Beatles stereotypes that weren’t true to life. He said, “That was a sort of comic strip version of what actually was going on — the pressure was far heavier than that. And that was written after the author spending about three days with us when we played in London and then in Dublin and back in London again. He wrote the whole of the film based on our characters. You know, clod-hopping Ringo, sharp John, whimsical Paul and stern George. And all those Beatle character myths were formed from three days watching us. It’s a lot of junk, really.”
The deluxe edition of Revolver will be released on October 28th. This will be the first Beatles box set that doesn't include a Blu-Ray or DVD with high resolution audio or a Dolby Atmos mix. That mix will be available only on Apple Music.
A two CD version with a disc of outtakes, along with CD and vinyl versions of the remix will also be released. Get more on The Beatles on iHeartRadio, keyword Beatles.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]