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The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping - Original Speed

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Uploaded on Jun 19, 2009

Another vocal recording inexplicably sped up during mastering. From the August 1966 release of 'Revolver', "I'm Only Sleeping" is presented here with the vocal tracks at the original recorded speed superimposed with ALL backward guitar inclusions from various US, UK mono and stereo mixes. You will not find all of these backwards guitar snippets together anywhere else, for what it's worth. You're welcome.

Again, for those who question whether the final mix recording was pitched at various speeds, this from an April 29, 1966 entry in the EMI studio logs ('The Beatles Recording Sessions'): "After 'Eleanor Rigby' John overdubbed his lead vocal onto the tape of the previously recorded 'I'm Only Sleeping' [rhythm track]. It was the first of three superimposition sessions for the song. On this occasion the tape machine was run at 45 cycles instead of 50, thus speeding up John's voice quite considerably on playback. Just to complicate matters further, the rhythm track onto which John's vocal was superimposed was taped at 56 cycles and played back at 47 3/4." The final mixes are presented here with the vocals in their native state.

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