Here, There And Everywhere

“Here, There And Everywhere” is a Beatles’ song which is on their 1966 album, “Revolver”.

In Detail

Album

Release Date: 5th August, 1966
Recorded: 14th, 16th, 17th June, 1966
Studio: EMI Studios
Genre: Soft rock, pop
Track Duration: 2:25
Record Label: Parlophone
Songwriters: Lennon-McCartney
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Performers

Here, There And Everywhere is a Beatles' song which also appears on their Revolver album from 1966
Revolver (1966)
Paul McCartney: double-tracked lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, also finger-snaps
John Lennon: backing vocals, as well as finger-snaps
George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar, also finger-snaps
Ringo Starr: drums, as well as finger-snaps

Track Source

Revolver

Here, There And Everywhere

Written by Paul McCartney, the credit for this love ballad goes to the successful songwriting partnership of Lennon-McCartney, of course. McCartney’s inspiration for the song comes from the The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” from the band’s 1966 album, “Pet Sounds”.

Indeed, Co-founder of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, took his inspiration from The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album from 1965. So, this was basically a reciprocal influence.

“Here, There And Everywhere” is a love song and is one of McCartney’s personal favourites. He wrote it at John Lennon’s house, “Kenwood”, in Weybridge while waiting for Lennon to wake up.

“I sat out by the pool on one of the sun chairs with my guitar and started strumming in E, and soon had a few chords, and I think by the time he’d woken up, I had pretty much written the song, so we took it indoors and finished it up.”

Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

McCartney was with girlfriend, Jane Asher, at the time so in all likelihood she would be the subject. He also claims to be singing in the style of Marianne Faithfull. Together with harmonies from himself, Lennon and Harrison, the song is simple but effective.

Recording Studio

The Beatles began recording “Here, There And Everywhere” on the 14th June, 1966, in Studio Two of the EMI Studios in London during the 7.00pm-2.00am session. They recorded 4 takes that day but recorded a further 9 takes on the 16th June with the last of those, take 13, being the best one suitable for the rhythm track. After overdubbing and further tweaks and adjustments, the song was complete by the 17th June.

The song sits as track five on side one of the “Revolver” album between “Love You To” and “Yellow Submarine“.

Author: Bobby

I have been a Beatles fan since the early 1960s so I speak from my heart and soul. It was a pleasure to accept the role of Admin on The Beatles Forum when we left our old site. If you feel that something needs correcting with the information I provide, please contact me.

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