Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Another Girl"

"Another Girl" is a song by the the Beatles released in 1965 on the album Help! The song was written by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon/McCartney. McCartney wrote the song while on vacation in Hammamet, a resort in Tunisia. In the film Help!, McCartney lip-syncs "Another Girl" while standing on a coral reef on Balmoral Island in the Bahamas, and plays a girl in a bikini as if she is a guitar.

McCartney said of this song and other album tracks, "It's a bit much to call them fillers because I think they were a bit more than that, and each one of them made it past the Beatles test. We all had to like it."


The Beatles recorded the song on 15 February 1965, in 1 take, with 10 edits of a George Harrison guitar "flourish" which was not used. The master take was take 1 with a guitar solo overdub by McCartney on February 16. It was remixed on 18 February and 23 February.

This is one of the first Beatle songs in which McCartney plays lead guitar, in addition to his usual bass. Music analyst and critic Ian MacDonald, and others, assign the lead guitar credit to McCartney for "Ticket to Ride," recorded the same day as the first session for "Another Girl," and one day before the lead guitar overdub for it.


* Paul McCartney – double-tracked vocal, bass, lead guitar (solo at end)
* John Lennon – harmony vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar
* George Harrison – harmony vocal, electric rhythm guitar
* Ringo Starr – drums

Album: Help!
Released: 6 August 1965
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, 15–16 February 1965
Genre: Rock
Length: 2:04
Label: Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Writer: Lennon/McCartney
Producer: George Martin


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