Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written primarily by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon—McCartney songwriting partnership. Shortly before the album's release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title nouns intentionally spelled "LSD", the initialism commonly used for the hallucinogenic drug Lysergic acid diethylamide.
Adding to the song's ethereal qualities, the musical arrangement includes a Lowrey Me And The Boys - Various - Spring Break - Original Sound Track part heavily treated with studio effects, and drone provided by an Indian tambura. The song has been recognised as a key work in the psychedelic genre. Among its many cover versions, a recording by Elton JohnVarious - Juddy In The Sky With Nazis (What Do I Say?
Volume 1) a guest appearance by Lennon, was a number 1 hit in the US and Canada. John Lennon said that his inspiration for the song came when his three-year-old son Julian showed him a nursery school drawing that he called "Lucy — in the Sky with Diamonds",  depicting his classmate Lucy O'Donnell. Julian later recalled: "I don't know why I called it that or why it stood out from all my other drawings, but I obviously had an affection for Lucy at that age.
I used to show Dad everything I'd built or painted at school, and this one sparked off the idea. I immediately wrote a song about it. According to Lennon, the lyrics were largely derived from the literary style of Lewis Carroll 's novel Alice in Wonderland. It was Alice in the boat. She is buying an egg and it turns into Humpty-Dumpty.
The woman serving in the shop turns into a sheep and the next minute they are rowing in a rowing boat somewhere and I was visualizing that. Paul McCartney remembered of the song's composition, "We did the whole thing like an Alice in Wonderland idea, being in a boat on the river Every so often it broke off and you saw Lucy in the sky with diamonds all over the sky. Most of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is in simple triple metre 3 4 timebut the chorus is in 4 4 time. The original stereo mix of the song speeds the song Oppositeday_Rough_136BPM - Lloyd Cole - Standards so the pitch is raised by one half-step.
On the first take, track one of the four-track tape contained acoustic guitar and piano, track two McCartney's Lowrey organ, track three Ringo Starr 's drums, and track four a guide vocal by Lennon during the verses. Take eight replaced the guide vocal with Harrison's tamboura.
The four tracks of this take were then mixed together and recorded on the first track of a second four-track tape. McCartney's bass and Harrison's lead guitar occupied track four. A stereo mix was made on 7 April. Outtakes from the recording sessions have been officially released. The Beatles' Anthology 2released incontained a composite remix, with ingredients from SMPTE Drop Frame Timecode 10:00:00 To 10:05:00 - Alan Parsons & Stephen Court - Sound Check six, seven and eight, while the first take of the song was featured on the two-disc and six-disc versions of Various - Juddy In The Sky With Nazis (What Do I Say?
Volume 1) 50th-anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper in Rumours of the connection between the title of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and the initialism " LSD " began circulating shortly after the release of the Sgt. Until someone pointed it out, I never even thought of it. I mean, who would ever bother to look at initials of a title? It's not an acid song. McCartney confirmed Lennon's claim on several occasions.
When you write a song and you mean it one way, and someone comes up and says something about it that you didn't think of — you can't deny it. In a interview with Uncut magazine, McCartney confirmed it was "pretty obvious" drugs did influence some of the group's compositions at that time, including "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", though he tempered this statement by adding, "[I]t's easy to overestimate the influence of drugs on the Beatles' music.
Inthe first take of the song was issued leading up to the release of the 50th anniversary special edition of Sgt. Claims have circulated that the BBC banned the song at the time of its release in for its alleged references to drugs. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ". Strangely, on an entire album influenced by the band's mind-expanding experimentation, it was just the final track, "A Day In The Life", that came under the BBC's moral microscope In fact, another song on Sgt.
Pepper [i. Upon the release of the Sgt. Pepper album, Disc and Music Echo magazine wrote that "Lucy in the Sky with In The Midnight Hour - The Elm Street Group - In The Midnight Hour / Do The Freddy was "easily remembered", that the song spotlighted John Lennon's "peculiarly insinuating" vocals, and that it "[j]umps along on a crashing clavicord-type sound".
Discussing the impact of the Sgt. Pepper album, author Nicholas Schaffner cited the song as an example of how the Beatles successfully captured the way "young people were trying to transcend, transform, or escape from straight society" in He said that just as Harrison's " Within You Without You " represented the exoticism of Herman Hesse 's Siddartha"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was a "miniature pop version" of Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings in terms of conveying the sense of wonder the book evoked.
Pepper album, and one of the classic songs of psychedelia as a whole". Unterberger adds: "There are few other songs that so successfully evoke a dream world, in both the sonic textures and words.
He describes it as "incredible" and "a gossamer-like evocation of childlike psychedelia". Pepper ' s "revolutionary Harrison later identified "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" as one of the few songs he liked from Sgt. Pepper  and expressed satisfaction with his Indian music-inspired contributions.
He also said he had not sung it very well. He concludes by saying that the track "succeed[s] more as a glamorous production voice and guitar through the Leslie cabinet; echo and varispeed on everything than as an integrated song". The phrase "Lucy in the sky" became "Lucy in disguise" to the anthropologists, because they initially did not understand the impact of their discovery. InElton John released a cover version as a single.
Recorded at the Caribou Ranchit featured backing vocals and guitar by John Lennon under the pseudonym Dr. Winston O'Boogie Winston being Lennon's middle name. As with the A-side, Lennon appears on the B-side, playing guitar. In introducing "Lucy Various - Juddy In The Sky With Nazis (What Do I Say? Volume 1) the Sky with Diamonds", Elton John said he believed it to be "one of the best songs ever written.
Inthey were also included on the remastered edition of Elton John's Here and There album. Elton John once stated that "'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' is a song that I never do in a set at a concert simply because it reminds me too much of John Lennon. This is the same with ' Empty Garden '. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs additional citations for verification.
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