Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A Day in the Life
A seemingly never-ending fountain of material, the iconic band is being celebrated with a new deluxe edition of the 2000 compilation album 1, a collection of U.S. and U.K. number one records.
The 27-track edition is also being paired with 50 restored promotional films and videos the band dubbed "mini movies," many of which were never commercially released. Back then, the Fab Four began releasing the videos as a way to promote new releases once they stopped touring.
The trippy video features the band recording the song in January and February 1967, with a large orchestra of about 40 classically trained musicians who apparently struggled at first to understand the song's concepts. Drummer Ringo Starr recalls the recording of the song, remembering the specific inspiration behind his drumming style.
“If you listen to my playing, I try to become an instrument; play the mood of the song," Ringo Starr says in a statement. "For example, ‘Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire,’ — boom ba bom. I try to show that; the disenchanting mood. The drum fills are part of it.”
The video was filmed between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. and includes some rocker cameos, like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.