Across the Universe…The Beatles Songs – A to Z Ref 23

Across the Universe…The Beatles Songs – A to Z Ref 23

The Beatles Across the Universe

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup,
They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
Possessing and caressing me.
Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world,
Nothing’s gonna change my world.
Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe,
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box they
Tumble blindly as they make their way
Across the universe
Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world,
Nothing’s gonna change my world.

Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
Through my open views inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on
Across the universe
Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world,
Nothing’s gonna change my world.

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Here we have an insight into the World of the Beatles by clicking on the names!

At the start of Feb. 1968, the Beatles found themselves, after a month-and-a-half break, back in Abbey Road studios to begin work on their next single, their first release for 1968. On Feb. 4, the day after work began onPaul McCartney‘s newest creation, ‘Lady Madonna,’ sessions took off on a new John Lennon song called ‘Across The Universe.’

According to the essential Mark Lewisohn-penned Beatles book, ‘The Beatles Recording Sessions 1962-1970,’ Lennon was uncertain as to how to capture on tape the way he heard the song in his head. As recording proceeded, a variety of instruments and techniques were tried, including producer George Martin on organ, Lennon on mellotron and backwards bass and drum tracks before the final vision took shape.

“‘Across The Universe’ was such a superb performance from John,” said engineer Geoff Emerick. “He put so much feeling into the song, and his vocal was just incredible.” At the time, Lennon himself was pleased with the song, if not the recording, telling Rolling Stone in 1970,  “It’s one of the best lyrics I’ve written. In fact, it could be the best. It’s good poetry.”

He later told author David Sheff in the book ‘All We Are Saying,’ “I’d kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream. I went downstairs and it turned into sort of a cosmic song.” The general translation of the refrain ‘Jai guru deva,’ is ‘I give thanks to the Heavenly teacher.’

Sessions were wrapped up a few short days later on Feb. 8. The original recording features an interesting assortment of instruments including svaramandal, tambura, violas, and cellos, in addition to guitars, bass and drums. ‘Across The Universe’ was originally to have been the band’s next single, to be released while they were off on their visit to India.

Credits

Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

Recorded: February 4, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubbing on February 8, 1968
Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, organ
Paul McCartney – piano
George Harrison – sitar
Ringo Starr – maracas
George Martin – organ (with Lennon)
Session musicians – strings, choir (overdubbed by Phil Spector)

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