Isolated Vocals From Beatles Song ‘Something’ Reveals Raw Emotion in Each Voice


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Whether you’re a John Lennon or a Paul McCartney fan, The Beatles wouldn’t have been the same without the four famous members. Each musician contributed their own unique sound and talent to the rock and roll band, together creating countless top hits during the 1960s and '70s that are still popular today. Each member had instruments they preferred to play, but all of them loved to sing. Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are all credited as lead singers of the band having each recorded vocals for various tracks.

For their song titled “Something,” Harrison and McCartney recorded particularly beautiful harmonies. A recently released recording reveals how their voices sound isolated—without the instrumental track. You can hear Harrison belt out the song’s famous lyrics, “Something in the way she moves” with rich clarity. Then, McCartney complements Harrison in various parts of the tune by singing with him in harmony. Both Beatles sound particularly powerful in their raw form; you can really hear the emotion in their voices.

Frank Sinatra once described “Something” as “the greatest love song of the past 50 years.” Many believe Harrison wrote the track for his wife at the time, Pattie Boyd. However, others think it’s a love song about the Hindu god Krishna. In an interview with Rolling Stone in 1976, Harrison revealed his approach to writing music about love, stating, “All love is part of a universal love. When you love a woman, it's the God in her that you see.”

Listen to the isolated vocal tracks below.

Listen to the isolated vocals of George Harrison and Paul McCartney in The Beatles hit song, “Something.”

Here's how all individual parts of the track sound.

And here's the finished song:

h/t: [boingboing]

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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