Video: Deconstructing The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"



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This is cool, but it simplifies things quite a bit. From Wikipedia:

"As with previous Beatles albums, the Sgt. Pepper recordings made extensive use of the technique known as reduction mixing, in which one to four tracks from one recorder are mixed and dubbed down onto a master four-track machine, enabling the Abbey Road engineers to give the group a virtual multitrack studio."



A few years I heard a deconstruction of "Gimme Shelter". That was as fascinating as this one. However, it is as though one sees a magic act and wants to know how to do a trick. Once you know, it's not quite as magical. In any case I wouldn't mind hearing more deconstructions.



Brilliant! Do you happen to know:A. Was this done on 2 4 track machines? and B. Do you know the breakdown of the bounces?or guide me to a link that would know. I'm not a Beatles fanatic as many are, more of a Stones guy, but I love the process!

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