Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Any Time at All"

"Any Time at All" is a Beatles song credited to Lennon & McCartney and mainly composed by John Lennon. It first appeared on The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night album.

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for "Any Time At All" were sold for £6,000 at an auction held at Sotheby's in London, on 8 April 1988.

The song was later covered by Nils Lofgren. The song was also covered by Dweezil Zappa on his 1991 album Confessions.


Incomplete when first brought into Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday 2 June 1964, Paul McCartney suggested an idea for the middle eight section based solely on chords, which was recorded with the intention of adding lyrics later. But by the time it was needed to be mixed however, the middle eight was still without words, and that is how it appears on the LP.

What did get added at the mixing stage was the snare drum "crack" that opens the track (and side two of the album) edited from an unused take.


* John Lennon - vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar (Gibson J160E0).
* Paul McCartney - harmony vocal, bass guitar (Hofner 500/10), piano.
* George Harrison - lead guitar (Rickenbacker 360-12 Fireglo).
* Ringo Starr - drums (Ludwig).


Included on:

* Extracts from the Album A Hard Day's Night British EP.
* Rock 'n' Roll Music compilation LP.
* Capitol album Something New

Album: A Hard Day's Night
Released: 10 July 1964
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, 2 June 1964
Genre: Rock
Length: 2:13
Label: EMI Records
Writer: Lennon/McCartney
Producer: George Martin


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