Did you know The Beatles’ third studio album, A Hard Day’s Night, is the only one to exclusively contain Lennon-McCartney compositions? Scott Freiman did.
Did you know the final version of Strawberry Fields Forever was created by combining two takes of the song in two different keys and speeds? Scott Freiman did.
Did you know the first song ever written by John Lennon was called Hello Little Girl? Scott Freiman did.
Who is this Scott Freiman? He’s the gent that will visit the Jane Pickens Theater Thursday night to present the Newport stop of his popular, often sold out tour, A Trip Through Strawberry Fields: Deconstructing The Beatles, a multimedia lecture with audio and visual anecdotes about the Fab Four’s recording sessions. When I spoke to him, the composer, arranger, producer, and sound editor said hearing the stories and learning about the recording details make even the most casual Beatles fan hear the music in an entirely new way. Casual fans to connoisseurs, says Frieman, will equally be intrigued by the insight, and technological simplicity, the presentation offers. Considering Lennon’s now legendary ride along in the Newport-Bermuda race in 1980 and the widely shared tale of the lead singer’s guitar purchase in town, Newport shares a certain kinship with the band that is arguably considered the most influential in rock history, making this event even more poignant.
A Trip Through Strawberry Fields: Deconstructing The Beatles, is October 7th at 7 p.m. at the Jane Pickens and tickets are $10. CLICK HERE to purchase.