A few weeks ago I shared the isolated guitar track from Revolution and this time focus turns to the drums. As I’ve said countless times before, Ringo is an extremely underrated drummer and being able to hear his drumming in an isolated form really opens it up to the point where you can really appreciate his greatness. Take a listen:
Revolution 1 is one of my favourite songs on The White Album which was later reworked into a faster, rougher version for a single. The guitar found in the single version is as loud and raw as The Beatles ever played with a tone that can cut through anything. Below is the full guitar track(s) from the song in isolated form. Hold on to something and take a listen:
Wheels Of Fire is Cream’s third album and features some of the most explosive playing the band ever recorded in the studio. The album, being a double album, also features four live tracks recorded at shows in California in March 1968. Those four tracks really showcase what Cream were all about as a live band, the double album essentially highlighting two very different sides of the band. The structured studio band and the improvising, explosive live band.
Beatles isolated tracks are some of the best around and for this isolated article we have the vocal track from Birthday. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios on the 18th September 1968, the song was released on the White Album and features wonderful vocals not only by The Beatles themselves but two ‘guest’ vocalists in Pattie Harrison and Yoko Ono.
Hey Bulldog features one of Paul’s most exciting bass parts from his time with The Beatles, and below we have that very bass track in isolated form. The song was recorded on the 11th February 1968 during a marathon 10-hour recording session, at the same time the band were being recorded for the Lady Madonna video. The song ended up being included on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack album released in January 1969.
Recorded between the 28th-30th August 1968, Dear Prudence is a song written in India by John whilst the band were visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song is about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence, who holed herself up in her room the entire visit in deep meditation. It’s one of the more beautiful songs on the White Album, helped by a new guitar technique that John was taught by Donovan during the visit. What we have below isn’t the guitar though, but the isolated bass and drum tracks from the song.