One low string on the acoustic guitar is flat. Most obvious at this point, but it can be heard elsewhere. This is under "Everybody tells me so".
Guitar solo - there is a second solo in the background! This is apparently leakage from one of George's "atrocious live solos" he played when it was recorded in Paris.
Shouts of "Hey!" in the background.
Stray vocal note "Mmmm buy me love".
Stray "Can't" that never got double tracked - this has been wrongly suggested as a "mmm" at the end of the preceding phrase "buy me love-mmm". Stereo version makes this clearer?
Quick push up of the mixer's fader makes the piano on the right channel "surge" louder, just before the pattern changes to the heavier playing style.
Bad bass guitar fumble and recovery.
Drop outs in the orchestra section. Sounds like a worn tape. Also suggested as bad microphone leads/jacks, but the sound flutters in a manner consistent with edge damage to the tape, or crinkling.
Double click, centred.
Click, during brass stab.
One high note on the piano clipped by accident.
It sounds like half the voices are singing "Paul, you're gonna carry that way ..."
Reported as "bad sibilance on the word Chains", this has possibly been fixed in some mixes. Sibilance is that nasty "SSsshh" that you get on some "s" sounds. Unfortunately, the whole song seems to have lost its "s" sounds, and maybe this is why, i.e. "Chain. My baby got me locked up in chain" (Mono CD mix). There also seems to be a hi-hat embedded in the word, making it sound like "a-Tain".
Faint click here, maybe a guitar tone switch flipping?
Rhythm guitar breaks up badly - more obvious on the stereo version than mono.
Maybe John - "S'at enough?"/ "S'at the rhythm?".
Sound of the drum snares rattling fades in and out - it sounds like the engineer trying to minimise the rattling caused by Ringo's drumming, only fading the snare back in when needed. There is still a small amount of bleed into the other drum mics though.
Left channel, loud fret squeak.
Someone shouts "All right" in the background before the line "He bag/bad production" (Listen on right channel). This may be a guide vocal leaking through from when the drums were recorded.
Someone shouts "All" before John's "right" (right channel).
Clicking sound (left channel, twice).
Shout of "Look Out!" before the line "He rollercoaster" (again, right channel).
Shout, or more of Lennon's guide vocal.
Out of tune stray guitar note, centre.
Shout, like "Yaaah!"
John's vocal starts low in the mix, and normalises over 10 seconds.
Click at the very end of "children's piano playing" effect, which is overlaid on the piano playing properly.
The word "friend" goes very dull, and drops in volume.
One note in the guitar chord is very discordant when overlaid on the piano chord.
Right channel, sounds like a warbled alarm clock going off. Probably an odd effect from the acoustic guitar.
The talking, often thought to be at the end of this track, is explained and transcribed under the entry for Revolution number 9, as it is part of that track on the CD.
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