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"Love You To" is a song by The Beatles from the album Revolver. It is sung and written by George Harrison and features a tabla, an Indian drum played with the hands, as well as a sitar and a tambura drone. Ringo Starr is the only other Beatle playing on the song, shaking a tambourine. Paul McCartney originally recorded background vocals for the song, but those were left out of the final mix.

In 1966 Harrison took his "Indi-psych-pop" synthesis a step further with the highly original song "Love You To" (from the seminal Revolver LP), which featured a sinuous Indian-influenced melody and an innovative arrangement consisting solely of Indian instruments, performed by expatriate Indian musicians living in London.

It was the first Beatles song that seriously attempted to incorporate classical Indian music. Harrison was learning the sitar from Ravi Shankar, who inspired him to learn more about Indian music and Eastern religion.

A brief portion of the song was included in The Beatles animated film Yellow Submarine when Harrison's character is first introduced.

Credits

  • George Harrison – sitar, tamboura, backwards guitar, double-tracked lead vocals
  • Anil Bhagwat – tabla
  • Ringo Starr – tambourine




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