Because (Beatles cover)

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!

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