Recorded during the Rubber Soul album sessions, Day Tripper was released in December 1965 as a double A-side along with We Can Work It Out. From a personal point of view it’s one of my favourite Beatles songs so hearing any part of it isolated is fantastic. What we have here are the isolated bass and drum tracks. Take a listen:
The Jim Hendrix Experience’s Axis: Bold As Love album saw Hendrix’s playing shift styles somewhat even though the album was recorded in the same year as his debut, Are You Experienced. The title track features beautifully delicate playing that could only be Hendrix and the full thing can be heard in isolated form right here.
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.
Recorded on the 13th & 14th April 1966 and released as a non-album single a few months later, Paperback Writer is a McCartney number and features an incredible bass sound. What we have below is the isolated bass along with isolated backing vocals. Take a listen!
My previous isolated track article focused on the orchestration from All You Need Is Love which provided a wonderful insight into George Martin’s contributions as the fifth Beatle. With this article we turn to the band themselves, the bass and drums to be specific. What we have below is the isolated bass with the drums from All You Need Is Love. Take a listen:
Released in November 1967 as a single, alongside I Am The Walrus, Hello, Goodbye remains one of the most popular and well known Beatles songs to this day. The song was also the first single release after the death of Brian Epstein. What we have here is the bass and drums isolated in one track and the results are breathtaking.