Nowhere Man 【ひとりぼっちのあいつ】 – The Beatles

RUBBER SOUL, The Beatles

composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney ©1965 Northern Songs Ltd.



ビートルズが1965年にリリースしたアルバムRUBBER SOULの4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 (1980)
I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down. Then 'Nowhere Man’ came, words and music… the whole damn thing, as I lay down. So letting it go is what the whole game is. You put your finger on it, it slips away, right? You know, you turn the lights on and the cockroaches run away. You can never grasp them.
ある朝、僕は5時間くらい曲の構想を考えてた。意味のある、いい曲を書きたいと思ってね。でもいつまでたってもできなくて、とうとう諦めて横になったんだ。そしたら突然Nowhere Manって言葉とメロディーが浮かんできた。あとはその流れに身を任せて感じるままに指を動かして…わかるかい?灯りをつけたらゴキブリが逃げ出した。こうなるともう絶対に捕まえられないよ。

Paul McCartney (1984)
That was John after a night out, with dawn coming up. I think at that point in his life, he was a bit wondering where he was going.

Paul McCartney (1988)
I remember we wanted very treble-y guitars– which they are– they’re among the most treble-y guitars I’ve ever heard on record. The engineer said, 'Alright, I’ll put full treble on it,’ and we said, 'That’s not enough.’ He said, 'But that’s all I’ve got.’ And we replied, 'Well, put that through another lot of faders and put full treble up on that. And if that’s not enough we’ll go through another lot of faders.’ They said, 'We don’t do that,’ and we would say, 'Just try it… if it sounds crappy we’ll lose it, but it might just sound good.’ You’d then find, 'Oh it worked,’ and they were secretly glad because they had been the engineer who put three times the allowed value of treble on a song. I think they were quietly proud of those things.

Recording Data


HostApple iMac MC509J/A
ApplicationApple Logic Pro 10.2.2
Audio I/FRoland UA-55

Tr.1 :: Drums

  • Channel EQ > Compressor > Space D > Limiter


Tr.2 :: Bass

  • Rickenbacker 4001 C64 (mix – full)
  • Guitar Rig > Compressor


Tr.3 :: A.Guitar 1

  • Headway HD-113 SE/STD
  • Channel EQ > Compressor > Limiter > ADT
  • 2FカポでDフォーム


Tr.4 :: A.Guitar 2

  • Headway HD-113 SE/STD
  • Channel EQ > Compressor > Limiter
  • 原曲にはないパート。アンサンブルの薄さを補うために入れた。カポなし。


Tr.5 :: E.Guitar 1

  • FGN NCST-10R (rear)
  • Guitar Rig > Channel EQ > Compressor > ADT


Tr.6 :: E.Guitar 2

  • FGN NCST-10R (rear)
  • Guitar Rig > Channel EQ > Exciter > Compressor


Tr.7 :: Vocal

  • Channel EQ > Limiter > Compressor > Space D > ADT
    (> Bus > Ensemble > Space D > Compressor)
  • 主旋律


Tr.8 :: Chorus 1

  • Channel EQ > Compressor > Space D > ADT
    (> Bus > Ensemble > Space D > Compressor)
  • コーラス・上パート


Tr.9 :: Chorus 2

  • Channel EQ > Compressor > Space D > ADT
    (> Bus > Ensemble > Space D > Compressor)
  • コーラス・下パート



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