“Here, There And Everywhere” is a Beatles’ song which is on their 1966 album, “Revolver”.
Recorded: 14th, 16th, 17th June, 1966
Studio: EMI Studios
Genre: Soft rock, pop
Track Duration: 2:25
Record Label: Parlophone
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
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
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.”
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.
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.