Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream It is not dying It is not dying
Peak Chart Position
the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
from the album Revolver (1966)
on the record: John Lennon- vocals, organ Paul McCartney- guitar solo, bass George Harrison- guitar, sitar, tambura Ringo Starr- drums, tambourine George Martin- piano
written primarily by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney
the lyrics were inspired by The Psychedelic Experience, a 1964 book written by Harvard psychologists Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, which included the lines "When in doubt, relax, turn off your mind, float downstream"
the song title was a Ringoism like "A Hard Day's Night"
produced by George Martin
recorded April 6, 1966 at Abbey Road Studios, London
this was the first recording session for 19-year-old Geoff Emerick who was hired to replace Norman Smith who previously had engineered most of the Beatles work (close to 100 songs)
the song was the first example known of a vocal being put through a Leslie speaker cabinet to obtain a vibrato effect (the Leslie speaker has a rotating horn normally used as a loudspeaker for a Hammond organ)
although it was the last cut on the album, it was the first Revolver track recorded
Phil Collins covered the song on his album, Face Value (1981)
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