Abbey Road is one of my all-time favourite albums, and certainly my favourite Beatles album. I had this cover version of Because on the back-burner for several years, and finally found a singer capable of handling the complex harmonies. My friend Kira Braun didn’t know the song, but given a few listens, she was able to nail the 3 vocal parts with ease and great skill.
The vocal harmony is comprised of three parts. In the original Beatles recording, John, Paul, and George triple-tracked low, middle, and high register lines. John Lennon’s middle register was mixed in front – that it, it was the loudest melodic line. For my recording, it sounded better to me when the high register was prominent. This is perhaps, the conventional sonic choice when mixing harmonies.
Thanks Kira for the stellar job!