Within You Without You
|"Within You Without You"|
|Song by The Beatles|
|from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|Released||1 June 1967|
|Recorded||15 and 22 March and 3 April 1967, |
EMI Studios, London
|Genre||Raga rock, Indian classical music|
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing|
Composition[change | change source]
"Within You Without You" features only Harrison and a group of uncredited Indian musicians, although producer George Martin arranged the string section, and Harrison and assistant Neil Aspinall played the tambura. According to Prema Music, dilrubha player Amrit Gajjar played on the track. It is the second of Harrison's songs to be explicitly influenced by Indian classical music, after "Love You To", and Harrison's only composition on Sgt. Pepper. "Within You Without You" was written on a harmonium at the house of long-time Beatles friend Klaus Voormann, while "there were lots of joints being smoked".
Personnel[change | change source]
- George Harrison – lead vocal, tambura, sitar
- Session musicians – swarmandal, dilruba, tabla
- Erich Gruenberg, Alan Loveday, Julien Gaillard, Paul Scherman, Ralph Elman, David Wolfsthal, Jack Rothstein Jack Greene – violin
- Reginald Kilbey, Allen Ford, Peter Beavan – cello
Notes[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Aina: Reflections". Prema Music. 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "The Beatles: Love - PopMatters Music Review". PopMatters. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2006.
- Dowlding, William J. (1989). Beatlesongs. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc. ISBN 0-671-68229-6.
- Frushtick, Russ (21 July 2009). "'The Beatles: Rock Band' Expands Its Song List". MTV.
- MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1-55652-733-3.
- Mann, William (29 May 1967). "The Beatles revive hopes of progress in pop music". The Times. London. Retrieved 14 July 2008.
- Morse, Steve (12 July 1996). "Global Spirits: Dead Can Dance Make World Music Mystical". The Boston Globe.
- Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying. St Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-25464-4.