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Within You Without You
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Information
Released 1967
Genre Rock
Language English
Source The Beatles: Rock Band
Available 9 September 2009
Playable in
The Beatles: Rock Band
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"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. It 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".

The song, originally written as a 30-minute piece and trimmed down into a mini-version for the album, is in Mixolydian mode.[2] The laughter at the end was Harrison's idea to lighten the mood and follow the theme of the album. Sped up to C#, an instrumental version at the original speed and key appears on the Anthology 2 album.

The song was also included on the 2006 remix album Love. For this album, George Harrison's lyrics and melody were mixed over the rhythm of "Tomorrow Never Knows". The blending of these two songs is considered the most effective form of mashup on the album.[3] All of the music for Love was remixed and remastered by the Beatles producer Sir George Martin and his son Giles. The Love remix is one of the songs in The Beatles: Rock Band.[4] The original version was also released as downloadable content along with the rest of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in November 2009.

Stephen Stills was so impressed by the lyrics that he had them carved on a stone monument in his yard.[5]

PersonnelEdit

Cover versionsEdit

Year Artist Release Notes
1967 Peter Knight and his Orchestra (single) Orchestral version
1988 Sonic Youth Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father Originally released on a various artist's tribute album; re-released in 2007 on the deluxe edition of Daydream Nation
1999 Angels of Venice Angels of Venice Instrumental version
2003 Big Head Todd and the Monsters Songs from the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison Various artists tribute album
2004 Thievery Corporation The Outernational Sound Instrumental version
2007 Glenn Mercer Wheels in Motion
2007 Les Fradkin Guitar Revolution Instrumental version
2007 Patti Smith Twelve
2009 Cheap Trick Sgt. Pepper Live
2009 Easy Star All-Stars Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band

In 1996, Dead Can Dance released Spiritchaser that includes "Indus", a song with a melody very similar to "Within You Without You". After the similarity was discovered, they obtained Harrison's permission to use it and gave him partial songwriting credit after pressure from the record company.[7]

NotesEdit

  1. http://www.premamusic.com/lakshmi/aina.html
  2. William Mann (May 29 1967). "The Beatles revive hopes of progress in pop music". The Times. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/article1830434.ece. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. "The Beatles: Love - PopMatters Music Review". PopMatters. 2006-12-15. http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/8835/the-beatles-love1/. Retrieved 2006-12-27. 
  4. Russ Frushtick (21 July 2009), 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Expands Its Song List, mtv.com, http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1616628/20090721/beatles.jhtml  retrieved 09-08-2009
  5. Dowlding, William J. (1989). Beatlesongs. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.. p. 175. ISBN 0-671-68229-6. 
  6. MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-1-55652-733-3. 
  7. Morse, Steve (July 12, 1996). "Global Spirits: Dead Can Dance Make World Music Mystical". The Boston Globe. 

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External linksEdit

ON-DISC
THE CAVERN
Boys  • Do You Want to Know a Secret  • I Saw Her Standing There  • Twist and Shout
ED SULLIVAN SHOW
A Hard Day's Night  • Can't Buy Me Love  • I Wanna Be Your Man  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
SHEA STADIUM
Eight Days a Week  • I Feel Fine  • If I Needed Someone  • I'm Looking Through You  • Ticket to Ride
BUDOKAN
And Your Bird Can Sing  • Day Tripper  • Drive My Car  • Paperback Writer  • Taxman
ABBEY ROAD '66-'67
Getting Better  • Good Morning  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds  • Sgt. Pepper / With a Little Help from My Friends
Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows  • Yellow Submarine
ABBEY ROAD '67-'68
Back in the U.S.S.R.  • Dear Prudence  • Hello, Goodbye  • Hey Bulldog  • I Am the Walrus  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
ABBEY ROAD '68-'69
Birthday  • Come Together  • Helter Skelter  • Here Comes the Sun  • Octopus's Garden  • Revolution  • Something
ROOFTOP CONCERT
Dig a Pony  • Don't Let Me Down  • Get Back  • I Me Mine  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)  • I've Got a Feeling
ENCORE
The End
DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
INDIVIDUAL TRACKS
All You Need Is Love
ABBEY ROAD
Maxwell's Silver Hammer  • Oh! Darling  • Because  • You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard  • Polythene Pam / She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End  • Her Majesty  • Medley
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
Fixing a Hole  • She's Leaving Home  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!  • Within You Without You
When I'm 64  • Lovely Rita  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)  • A Day in the Life
RUBBER SOUL
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)  • You Won't See Me  • Nowhere Man  • Think for Yourself
The Word  • Michelle  • What Goes On  • Girl  • In My Life  • Wait  • Run for Your Life


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