These parts were all recorded onto a single track of a 4 track tape recorder, which was quite an innovation back then. As a matter of fact, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" was the very first song the band recorded on a 4 track, having done their previous recordings on 2 track machines. Listen for:
1. How tight the band is. You can tell they did their 10,000 hours before they hit the studio.
2. How Lennon's rhythm guitar pushes the song along. This is the perfect example of the rhythm element and how it works in to propel a song.
3. How good the track feels, especially during the bridges. Ringo's playing has always been extremely under appreciated.
4. How bright the snare and hat is, but it works great in context when the other tracks are added.
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