Label: Atlantic - ATL 50 870 • Series: Das Rock-Archiv - ATL 50 870 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock
The track is an early example of the Beatles' use of non-rock instrumentation on a recording, through the addition of timpani drum over the choruses. Recalling the song's creation in his authorised biography, Many Years from NowMcCartney says he wrote "Every Little Thing" in the music room at the London home of his then-girlfriend Jane Asher Every Little Thing - Yes - Yes , where he was living at the time.
The Beatles recorded "Every Little Thing" for their fourth studio album, Beatles for Saleduring a period when Lennon and McCartney's productivity as songwriters had suffered as a result of the band's international touring commitments.
The four band members enjoyed themselves on the second night; take 6 was aborted due to McCartney burping his vocals, and take 7 was finished but ended in loud Every Little Thing - Yes - Yes. Ian MacDonald praised the "emotional depth" of "Every Little Thing" and cited this song among others as a counter-argument to the common perception of McCartney as an "emotional lightweight".
While noting the Beatles' fatigue on the album in reaction to their punishing schedule inEwing views McCartney's narrative as "distinctly melancholy, his 'yes, I know Jiggy Jiggy - Nathan Coles - Jiggy Jiggy a lucky guy' sounding like an attempt to convince himself of that". The disconnect between these two elements is what gives the song such depth.
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Cover of the song's sheet music.
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