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Publié par JEAN HELFER

"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)
"WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU" THE BEATLES ( RECORDING SESSIONS  15-22 MARCH-3-4 APRIL 1967)

Within You Without You came about after I had spent a bit of time in India and fallen under the spell of the country and its music. I had brought back a lot of instruments. It was written at Klaus Voormann's house in Hampstead after dinner one night. The song came to me when I was playing a pedal harmonium.

 

I'd also spent a lot of time with Ravi Shankar, trying to figure out how to sit and hold the sitar, and how to play it. Within You Without You was a song that I wrote based upon a piece of music of Ravi's that he'd recorded for All-India Radio. It was a very long piece - maybe 30 or 40 minutes - and was written in different parts, with a progression in each. I wrote a mini version of it, using sounds similar to those I'd discovered in his piece. I recorded in three segments and spliced them together later.

George Harrison

"Within You Without You"
 

We were talking about the space between us all
And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth, then it's far too late, when they pass away
We were talking about the love we all could share
When we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love
With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realise it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

We were talking about the love that's gone so cold
And the people who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know, they can't see, are you one of them?

When you've seen beyond yourself then you may find
Peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you
One of George's best songs. One of my favourites of his, too. He's clear on that song. His mind and his music are clear. There is his innate talent; he brought that sound together.

 

John Lennon

George Harrison: vocals, sitar, acoustic guitar, tambura
Unknown musicians: dilruba, svarmandal, tabla, tambura
Erich Gruenberg, Alan Loveday, Julien Gaillard, Paul Scherman, Ralph Elman, David Wolfsthal, Jack Rothstein, Jack Greene: violins
Reginald Kilbey, Allen Ford, Peter Beavan: cellos
Neil Aspinall: tambura

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