In which Mike’s ears play tricks?

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MIKE GERBER • In thinking about Devin’s great post on favorite Beatle micro-moments, last week’s “Breakfast with the Beatles” reminded me of one…which may or may not exist? I only doubt it because I can’t seem to find corroboration via Google—which is, I suppose, a comment on what we’ve become (yes, I’m including you whether you like it or not).

Anyway, it’s an extra “something” in “I Want to Hold Your Hand”—a ghostly buried response that occurs at about 1:23 in this video.

Do you hear it, too? Maybe come over to where I’m standing…or hunch down to my height…Is this an authentic I Want to Hold Your Hand recording error?

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  1. Avatar King Kevin wrote:

    It sounds like a vocal double tracking error or a little snippet of something from a punch in overdub. I think. Definitely a voice, sounds like half of a syllable. To me, anyway.

  2. Avatar Velvet Hand wrote:

    Hmmm – I tend to agree with what the “Beatles Anomalies List” has to say on this topic:

    After the word “something”, a voice whispers “something” (right channel). John, as ever, seems to forget the vocals and ad-libs “balum-a-lumba Haaand”.


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