Monday, June 1, 2015

Act Two Scene One: Rolls 16-A + 51-B

This is an extremely potent roll.  The Beatles begin a day two rehearsal of the song which received the most time on day one: Paul's "I've got a Feeling".  The first take far exceeds, the best version of day one.

The prior take segues into a virtual Beatle Beehive of activity, as John, Paul, and George independently and concurrently, work on three different aspects of I’ve Got a Feeling.  This is a wonderful insight into how they could work individually and yet cohesively.

On the final “I’ve Got a Feeling” version of the day, Paul steps up to the plate (“do it again”), and delivers what is the FIRST performance of “I’ve Got a Feeling” where he slams out the middle eight “all these years I’ve been wandering around” with his full force, screaming vocal that is reminiscent of Helter Skelter. This sends the song soaring into permanent orbit aimed directly at the Rooftop.

Lastly, John unexpectedly, launches One After 909, which he wrote back in 1958. By the end of the first vocal line, the rest of the band has jumped on board this rapidly accelerating train for one hell of a musical ride.
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