Within You Without You

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"Within You Without You"
Song by The Beatles
from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released1 June 1967
Recorded15 and 22 March and 3 April 1967,
EMI Studios, London
GenreRaga rock, Indian classical music
Length5:05
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)George Harrison
Producer(s)George Martin
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing

"Within You Without You" is a song written by George Harrison and released on The Beatles' 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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"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.[1] 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".

Stephen Stills was so impressed by the lyrics that he had them carved on a stone monument in his yard.[2] John Lennon said it was"one of George's best songs."[3]

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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.