Because – The Beatles

ABBEY ROAD,The Beatles

composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney ©1969 Northern Songs Ltd.



ビートルズが1969年にリリースしたアルバムABBEY ROADの8曲目。クレジットはLennon – McCartneyだが、実質的にはジョン・レノンの作品である。



John Lennon (1969)
I’ve just written a song called 'Because’. Yoko was playing some classical bit, and I said 'Play that backwards,’ and we had a tune. We’ll probably write a lot more in the future.

Paul McCartney (1969)
I like John’s 'Because’ on the second side. To say, 'Because the world is round it turns me on’ is great. And 'Because the wind is high it blows my mind.’

George Harrison (1969)
'Because’ is one of the most beautiful tunes. It’s three-part harmony, John, Paul and George all sing it together. John wrote this tune. The backing is a bit like Beethoven. And three-part harmony right throughout. Paul usually writes the sweeter tunes, and John writes the, sort of, more the rave-up things, or the freakier things. But John’s getting to where he doesn’t want to. He just wants to write twelve-bars. But you can’t deny it, I think this is possibly my favorite one on the album. The lyrics are so simple. The harmony was pretty difficult to sing. We had to really learn it. But I think that’s one of the tunes that will impress most people. It’s really good.

John Lennon (1980)
I was lying on the sofa in our house, listening to Yoko play Beethoven’s 'Moonlight Sonata’ on the piano. Suddenly, I said, 'Can you play those chords backward?’ She did, and I wrote 'Because’ around them. The song sounds like 'Moonlight Sonata,’ too. The lyrics are clear, no bullshit, no imagery, no obscure references.

My Recording Data


HostApple iMac MC509J/A
ApplicationApple Logic Pro 10.0.7
Audio I/FRoland UA-55

Tr.1 :: Harpsichord

  • FAB-FOUR – Because I’m a Harpsichord
  • ADT
  • 久しぶりにこの音源持ちだした。さすがに似た音。鍵盤系は使える。


Tr.2 :: Bass

  • Rickenbacker 4001 C64 (front v10 t10 + rear v10 t10)
  • Guitar Rig > Multi Pressor > Channel EQ > Limiter


Tr.3 :: E.Guitar

  • Epiphone Elitist CASINO (rear t10 v10)
  • Guitar Rig > Channel EQ > ADT
  • ピック使ってアルペジオ。全編ミストーンなしで弾くのは無理なのでパンチイン・アウトのお世話に。


Tr.4 :: Synthesizer 1

  • Arturia minimoog V
  • Limiter > Channel EQ > ADT
  • 音色違いで3パートに分けた。これは”Love is old, love is new”に続けて入ってくるパート。


Tr.5 :: Synthesizer 2

  • Arturia minimoog V
  • Channel EQ
  • Synthesizer 1の最後の1小節だけ被っているパート。


Tr.6 :: Synthesizer 3

  • Arturia minimoog V
  • Limiter > Channel EQ > ADT
  • エンディングで鳴っているパート。



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