The Beatles have offered up another track from their forthcoming deluxe edition of their seventh album, Revolver, released in 1966.
This time out it's the first take of John Lennon's “Tomorrow Never Knows," captured on the first day or recording.
Lennon was inspired to write the song after reading the book The Psychedelic Experience, a manual for acid trips based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead. On page 14 were the words, “Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream,” which became the starting point for the song.
For the recording, he instructed to producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick to make him "sound like the Dalai Lama singing from a hilltop.”
They accomplished this by filtering his voice through a rotating Leslie [organ] speaker, over a tape loop of fuzztone guitar.
The deluxe edition of Revolver will be out on October 28th.
This is the first Beatles box set that doesn't include a Blu-Ray or DVD with high resolution audio or a Dolby Atmos mix. That mix will be available on Apple Music.
There will also be a two CD version with a disc of outtakes, plus CD and vinyl versions of the remix.