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The recording sessions for the song also include one live performance on August 23rd, 1964.That was the date The Beatles played at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.An interesting note concerning the mix used for the stereo “Meet The Beatles!” album is that, even though a stereo mix was made in time for Capitol records to use for the album, it was not sent to America for them to use.
After seeing a November 16, 1963 feature on the CBS Evening News about The Beatles, she wrote a letter to a local radio station, WWDC, asking why they weren’t playing anything from this huge “sociological phenomenon,” as the news report called them.Lennon and Mc Cartney were painstakingly working to make this song palatable to American audiences so therefore we hear many unique characteristics in the arrangement, no doubt with suggestions from George Martin in the studio.It was decided to begin the song with the final repetitive four and a half bars of the bridge played instrumentally with a driving beat, creating an intense excitement that was meant to herald the appearance of Beatlemania in the states, saying, in effect, "Here We Are." This was the repetitive influence, it is claimed, from Robert Freeman's jazz record noted above.What is striking about this introduction, and confusing as well, is how the song begins midway through the measure with the accent on the last eighth note of the measure instead of the one beat of the next measure.Upon hearing the song for the first time (if we can possibly remember the first time we heard it), the listener is thrown off balance because of the ambiguity created.
It is quite coincidental that, starting with this monumental recording, The Beatles were ushered into a new era of recording technology that continued with them throughout their recording careers until 1968 when, during the recording of their ‘White Album,’ EMI studios graduated to the even more advanced eight-track recording console.