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Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby

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"Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"
Song by The Beatles
Album Beatles for Sale
Released December 4, 1964
Recorded October 18, 1964
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:23
Label Parlophone
Writer Carl Perkins
Producer George Martin
Beatles for Sale track listing
For this album we rehearsed only the new ones. Songs like 'Honey Don't' and 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby', we'd played live so often that we only had to get a sound on them and do them.

—George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology, p.160, 2000

First, a rejuvenated George Harrison redeemed himself with an excellent rendition of 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby.' Not only did he sing it with enthusiasm, but he played guitar confidently and well. Even his solo, performed live, was flawless.

—Geoff Emerick, EMI recording engineer, Here, There and Everywhere, 2006

The Beatles rounded-off the day recording three songs in a total of just five takes. George sang lead vocal on a cover of Carl Perkins' 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby', the most notable aspect of which was the vast amount of STEED (single tape echo and echo delay) plastered over George's vocal. The echo delay was so great that the record sounds for all the world as if George is singing inside a tin can, and the rhythm back which leaked onto George's vocal microphone suffers the same fate.

—Mark Lewisohn, The Beatles Recording Sessions, p.50, 1988


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