Released as a double A-side single alongside Strawberry Fields Forever in February 1967, Penny Lane remains one of the most loved and favourite Beatles songs of all time. The joyful nature of the song is rooted in the incredible vocal performance by McCartney, of which you can listen to in isolated form right now. Take a listen:
Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sczhe1JeYxg
I’ve shared a number of isolated vocal tracks from Beatles songs this year but this one may well be the best, aside from the entire Abbey Road medley perhaps. What’s also great is being able to hear the flugelhorn part and the backing vocals so clearly, stripped away from the other instruments. Incredible. What a track.