On the 17th April 1970, Paul McCartney stepped out of the shadow of The Beatles with his first solo album McCartney. It was unlike anything he had done before and as a result received a lot of criticism across the board. At the time, of course, the breakup of The Beatles was still fresh in peoples minds and McCartney received (unfairly) a lot of the blame. But this album set him on a course away from The Beatles and their legacy and in my opinion it is one of the best solo albums to be released by any member of The Beatles.
Released as a single in April 1965, Ticket To Ride hit #1 in the UK and USA and remained there for consecutive weeks. When you think of the song it’s probably not Ringo’s drumming that stands out the most, instead perhaps John’s vocals or George’s lead guitar work. But the following isolated track of the drums reveal Ringo’s steady drumming as the concrete foundation that all Beatles songs were built on. Check it out:
It’s been a while since I posted an isolated track from The Beatles so I return with one from I Am The Walrus, specifically, the drums. They may not be the first thing you think of when you listen to this song but in isolated form they are sublime. Take a listen:
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:
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: