Listen To The Isolated Vocal Performance Of The Beatles On “Wait”
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The Beatles released “Wait” on their 1965 album, Rubber Soul. While the song is credited to the Lennon-McCartney tandem, Paul claims the song to be his – backed up by a 1970 interview of Lennon saying that he doesn’t remember writing it and passed the credit onto McCartney.
The song was recorded in the last sessions for the Help! album in June 1965, but was left off and replaced by “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” instead, an energetic rockabilly number. Rubber Soul was one song short for a Christmas release, so “Wait” was brought back and given the overdub treatment to match the album’s ambiance, specifically percussions like the tambourine and maracas, as well as George Harrison’s soft guitar tone in the mix.
“Wait” is believed to refer to McCartney’s relationship with Jane Asher, but it was written for the film Help! McCartney remembers the child actor Brandon de Wilde being present while he was writing the song and compared him to a “Brat Pack” actor.
This song is also one of the few moments where Lennon and McCartney alternate lead vocal roles as they usually did harmonies or completely let either take over. Enjoy this isolated vocal track from the band on the video below.