History of 'Rain'

  • The Beatles had started the process of recording all the songs that would make up the "Revolver" album on April 6. 1966. Around this same engineer Ken Townsend invented "Artificial Double Tracking" or "ADT" which is used extensively on "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper."
  • The first song the Beatles worked on ended up as the final track of the album; it was John's "Tomorrow Never Knows," the first in a series of songs which exploited various kinds of sound transformation by tape manipulation. The Beatles also worked on Paul's "Got To Get You Into My Life" and George's "Love You To." Next came "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" which were diverted onto a single that was released before the album.

CHART ACTION [from "Beatlesongs" by Dowlding]

RECORDING [from "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions" by Lewisohn]

INSTRUMENTATION [from "Beatlesongs" by Dowlding]