Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Mono)-The Beatles

John Lennon is of course great, but when he doesn’t mutlitrack himself or have some effects, sometimes he can sound a little nasally, or at least nasally in a way I never remembered him to sound on the CD version of “Lucy in the Sky…” from Sgt. Peppers. My memories were from playing my parents’ orginal vinly copy, and the CD sounds different. I never realized this was because the mixes are different- the mono mix on the record is a totally different mix (beyond its monophinic nature). Cue up your CD and listen and then compare with this:

Much better.

Kathleen has a Song of the Day coming up, when I get my act together.

Bonus “She Said She Said”

Someone pointed out the drumming on this track to me as being amazing. Now I am addicted to it.

1 Response to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Mono)-The Beatles”


  • I know the joke has always been that Ringo was the least talented one, but he was a very good drummer. Extremely versatile and efficient with his fills. He could be Charlie Watts on one track and John Bonham on the next.

    “Within You Without You” still bores me in either mix. The only track I don’t like on an otherwise incredible record.

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