Label: Parlophone - PMC 1240,Parlophone - 5099963380118 • Series: The Beatles In Mono • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Remastered, Mono 180 g • Country: UK, Europe & US • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Beat
The Beatles recorded the track in London soon after returning from their first full tour of the United States. The lyrics typify Lennon's more introspective and mature songwriting on the Beatles for Sale album. According to Lennon in a interview, the Beatles' music publisher, Dick Jameswas quite pleased with "No Reply": "I remember Dick James coming up to me after we did this one and saying, 'You're getting better now — that was a complete story.
The song is in the key of C major. The song form is standard AABA verse-verse-bridge-versewithout a chorus as such, but including the refrain "No reply". The main instrumentation on the Beatles recording comprises acoustic guitars played by Lennon and Harrison  on their Gibson JEs bass guitar and drums. In addition to handclaps by all four members of the group, the overdubs included a piano part by their producer, George Martinand electric guitar played by Harrison.
Lennon had intended to sing the higher harmony part, as this was the original melody. However, his voice had deteriorated due to excessive use, forcing McCartney to sing the part, and relegating Lennon to the lower harmony line.
In his book, Revolution in the HeadIan MacDonald comments that the "double-tracked vocals generate a stunning power" in the song's "climactic middle sixteen", which is among the most exciting 30 seconds in the Beatles' Il Deserto - Berto Pisano And Jacques Chaumont - Kill!
(Original Soundtrack). He describes the track as "an enticingly downbeat opener" for Beatles for Sale. Other musicians who have covered the I`ll Be Your Man - Oliver White Group - Control on YouTube and elsewhere have not been able to resist the temptation of including this delicious middle sixteen twice or more.
In his commentary on the track, Chris Hillmana founding member of the American folk-rock band the Byrdsadmired the imagery of the lyrics and the "funky, out of left-field" rhythms played by Lennon and Harrison. According to Ian MacDonald: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For the album by Daylight Dies, see No Reply album. Picture sleeve for the German single release of the song, backed with " Eight Days a Week ".
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