Good Morning Good Morning
|"Good Morning Good Morning"|
|Song by The Beatles
from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
|Released||1 June 1967|
|Recorded||8 and 16 February,
13, 28 and 29 March 1967,
Abbey Road Studios, London
|Genre||Progressive rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock|
2:35 (mono version)
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing|
Lyrical inspiration[change | change source]
Inspiration for the song came to Lennon from a television commercial for Kellogg's Corn Flakes. The jingle went: "Good morning, good morning, The best to you each morning, Sunshine Breakfast, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Crisp and full of fun".
Recording[change | change source]
The track was recorded on 8 February 1967, with overdubs (extra music that's recorded into the song) on 16 February (bass and vocals), 13 March (brass section), 28 March (backing vocals and guitar solo), and 29 March (animal noises). The guitar solo was played by Paul McCartney.
Lennon asked engineer Geoff Emerick to arrange the animal noises heard at beginning as well as the end of the song so that the animal heard was one capable of devouring or frightening the animal that came before it..
The final sound effect of a chicken clucking was so placed that it transforms into the guitar on the following track, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)".
In the mono version, the length is 2:35, whereas in the stereo version, the length is 2:41 because there are more animal noises.
Personnel[change | change source]
- John Lennon – double-tracked vocal, rhythm guitar
- Paul McCartney – backing vocal, lead guitar, bass
- George Harrison – backing vocal, lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
- Barrie Cameron – saxophone
- David Glyde – saxophone
- Alan Holmes – saxophone
- John Lee – trombone
- Unknown – trombone
- Unknown – french horn
- Sounds Incorporated – brass
- Geoff Emerick – engineer
- George Martin – producer
Notes[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Emerick, Geoff; Massey, Howard (2006). Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles. New York: Penguin Books.
- Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1993). The Beatles - Complete Scores. Milwaukee: Hal Leanord.
- Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions. New York: Harmony Books.
- MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Second Revised Edition ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand).
- Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now. New York: Henry Holt & Company.
- Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: St. Martin's Press.