Quiz: What was The Beatles ONLY Instrumental?
- KillmousekyLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
Most people think that the only instrumental track they released as The Beatles was the tune "Flying", from the Magical Mystery Tour film. It was released in the U.K. on the extended player & in N. America on the album of the same name at the end of 1967. However, they also recorded an outtake version of the tune called "Aerial Tour Instrumental that wasn't released.
They recorded "12-Bar Original" in 1965, that wasn't released until the 1996 "Anthology 2" album.
They recorded "Cayenne" in April '60 when still known as "The Quarrymen", that wasn't released until 1995 on the "Anthology" album. It features Stu Sutcliffe playing a sloppy bass track.
They recorded "Cry For A Shadow" on 22 Jun. '61 in the gym of Friedrich Ebert Halle in the Harburg district of Hamburg, Germany while performing as "The Beat Brothers" in support of Tony Sheridan as he recorded an album. This was just days after Stu Sutcliffe quit the band. It's one of only two officially released Beatles
singles that has Pete Best on drums when it was released in 1964. It also appears on the 1995 "Anthology" album.
In future, if people insist on posing "questions", it'd really be nice if they got their facts right.
- 8 months ago
The Beatles Wiki on FANDOM lists two released instrumentals, both already noted above; "Cry For a Shadow", their pastiche of the Shadows (released on several "Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan" compilations) and "Flying" (aka "Aerial Tour Instrumental") from "Magical Mystery Tour".
- JohnLv 78 months ago
There is voice but actually no lyric - Ringo (sounds like) singing La, la, la lala...... So I would call it instrumental, myself.
- Tony BLv 78 months ago
It was Flying, which I can't actually remember hearing.
Added, apparently I'm wrong. I'd really like to know. I assume it has to have been released otherwise there was a tune called something like Cry for a Shadow that they played live.
Added, I see Killmousekey has already said that!
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- conley39Lv 78 months ago
Flying from the Magical Mystery Tour album.