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Anyone know who is playing lead guitar on Beatles' "CRY FOR A SHADOW"?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    Good luck with the book schedule. I will be interested to read more about the Hamburg sessions.
     
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  2. tages

    tages Forum Resident

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    Geez - the poster got 2 songs mixed up - quite a difference from “manufacturing lies”.
     
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  3. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Beatles experts,
    These recordings have always been know to be recorded very well with great quality and fidelity.
    Apart from being recorded at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, is there any detailed information online available
    about the rest of the recording sessions?
    Bert seems to have been able to sprinkle some magic 'fairy dust' on the tracks that could even make EMI
    wonder 'how does he do it?'
    What gear was Bert using?
    Tape recorders, tape, microphones, mixing console etc etc?
    Thanks.
     
  4. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Odense Denmark.
    Not much is known. The engineer have spoken a bit about it. It was a live performance recorded ditectly to stereo.
     
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  5. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    I would just imagine, Bert, being no slouch, would have had his particular 'toys' he was comfortable with to use,
    and the fact his own material was equally parred by perfection in quality, and he also had huge hits,
    more would be known about how he worked and what he worked with.
    Thanks for the reply..
     
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  6. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Odense Denmark.
    Some things are known though. But mostly relating to Pete’s role.
     
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  7. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    ..like Bert instructing Pete not to use his bass drum because it caused him to go offbeat.
     
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  8. OneStepBeyond

    OneStepBeyond Nutty from the start

    I don't know why I've not noticed this thread before!

    This era does fascinate me and something in the back of my mind made me think many a time about George sounding so different here than what I'd expect or recognise him for... :yikes:
     
  9. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Odense Denmark.
    Really i think it is the reverb that makes him sound different. Listen to I Saw Her Standing There where there also is a healthy dose of reverb. Not so different excepting the difference between playing a composed theme and an improvised solo.
     
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  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Maybe it was McCartney on lead didn’t he used to play guitar before switching to bass ?
    Aside ..as GH said .. he was very keen. :)
     
  11. OneStepBeyond

    OneStepBeyond Nutty from the start

    I've just listened to both songs, back to back and do see what you're saying. :agree: I suppose one could say that 'Cry' is the way it is because it was said they did that in answer to The Shadows and the success they were having at the time (if I remember rightly, George in Anthology.)
     
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  12. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    It’s Bernard Purdie
     
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  13. rainingdogs

    rainingdogs Rainy Day In June

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    Sounds like a John lead to me... always did.
     
  14. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    It's Paul playing everything.
     
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  15. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

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    Odense Denmark.
    It isn’t. It’s George on his Futurama guitar. Which is one of the reasons that it sounds different. The
     
  16. Eobard Thawne

    Eobard Thawne Forum Resident

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    any recent books come into light?

    Someone could have asked Mark Lewison if there was no pandemic and Beatles conventions.
     
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  17. OneStepBeyond

    OneStepBeyond Nutty from the start

    Except second fiddle...:winkgrin:
     
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  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    He’s busy with
    Vol 2 of T UNe In
     
  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    Or a very young Michael Schenker. I get the joke but Bernard purdue is a drummer.
     
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  20. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    When I was a little boy my aunts and uncles had their Beatle 45s (including My Bonnie and Ain't she Sweet) and my mom had Bert Kaempfert's Strangers in the Night album. Never in a million years would I have connected the two until I read about It. Not sure of it was in Davies or Norman. Probably Davies as I read that first.
     
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  21. rainingdogs

    rainingdogs Rainy Day In June

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    Who's the girl drinking in your profile image? Patti Boyd?
     
  22. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

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    It's George Harrison.
    Sounds just like his playing all over the Star Club 1962 tapes.
    Same guy. Not some other guy.

    Dour-mak-schau-maker:
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Right. Purdie bragged about stuff he didn’t do.
     
  24. I am going with the second post by the man who wrote it he should know
     
  25. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    He probably played the drums Atlantic/Atco added to Ain't She Sweet and the three other songs they licensed. Supposedly it was Cornell DuPree, but thats from Wiki
     
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  26. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Yes it is.
     
  27. 2141

    2141 Forum Resident

    It's a still from A Hard Day's Night, yes?
     
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