What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. #7

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Skygazer

And in the end...
I love this album cover, Odyssey was misspelt on it, which they said was deliberate, but later owned up:). recorded at Abbey Road straight after Sgt Pepper, a lot of Beatles stuff still lying around so it goes and Lennon's Mellotron was used on the album. .

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Lennon's Mellotron was used on the album.
For what it's worth, the Mellotron on Strawberry Fields and a couple Sgt Pepper songs was a rented one. In 1967 EMI bought one, and that's what The Beatles used on some later recordings. John had a Mellotron in his home studio, but it was never used at Abbey Road.

The early models (like Lennon's MKII) didn't like being moved a lot, they were kind of temperamental and needed a lot of adjustment when they were moved. Not really the kind of thing you can throw in the back seat of the car and take to the studio.

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As Robert Fripp once stated: "Tuning a mellotron doesn't." Crimson toured from October '72 - July '74 with two mellotrons - not to have one as a spare but because both Fripp and David Cross played mellotron. Whomever did the maintenance on those must have been a busy guy.
 

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(Prince Unplugged - Acoustic Guitar - Live Musicology Concert 2004)
 

PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
I got a Wilson Pickett best of lp for free and was excited to put this tune on. The wrong lp was in it, a beat up scratched, cracked Temps. Oh well.
 

PhillyDave

“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
Jane's Addiction/Dinosaur Jr/Living Color played in town last night. I went to the Phillies instead (They won 4-1). My friend fixed J's gold Telecaster & they say it was a great show.

 
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