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Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« on: May 28, 2010, 01:31:35 PM »

According to all Beatles books and trivia websites, the only place where the trumpet ending on Penny Lane was located was on the USA promo single.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 02:49:19 AM »

That was David Mason on the piccolo trumpet.  I've read that too.  I heard the USA promo version for the first time in the early 80s when I bought The Beatles Rarities album.
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Penny Lane - Trumpet Ending in the UK
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 03:00:30 PM »

Which year was the trumpet ending of Penny Lane first heard in the United Kingdom?

1. 1967
2. 1980
3. 1996

Pick a year, any year.
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Re: Penny Lane - Trumpet Ending in the UK
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 07:17:49 PM »

I never heard it in the UK.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 12:07:18 AM »

Which year was the trumpet ending of Penny Lane first heard in the United Kingdom?

1. 1967
2. 1980
3. 1996

Pick a year, any year.

1967.  Everyone in Studio 2 at Abbey Road heard it.  And Abbey Road Studios is in the UK.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 08:08:03 AM »

1967.  Everyone in Studio 2 at Abbey Road heard it.  And Abbey Road Studios is in the UK.

Oooh. Clever that!
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010, 04:04:15 PM »

Great answer, guys. Well done.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 05:51:50 AM »

The Beatles - Penny Lane - 45 RPM - Promotional Copy WITH TRUMPET ENDING


Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpeter


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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 08:13:12 PM »

The Penny Lane video didn't have the piccolo trumpet ending...

The Beatles Penny Lane [HQ] Apple Master




...but the Penny Lane Beatles Cartoon did...

Beatles Cartoon - Penny Lane

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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 02:41:29 PM »

I heard this version for the first time when I bought the mail order release "The Beatles Box" in 1980. I recall being quite surprised and impressed at some of the "new" (to my ears) mixes which appeared on this eight record set.

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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 09:40:52 PM »

So... why did they cut that beautiful trumpet ending?
Somebody didn't like it? It perfectly fits in!
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Penny Lane Promo Release Floating Around Somewhere
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 02:34:55 AM »

Where were the Penny Lane US promo copies sent out to since the extra trumpet blast is on them? Downtown or somewhere that were floating around?
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Re: Penny Lane Promo Release Floating Around Somewhere
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 04:43:21 AM »

Where were the Penny Lane US promo copies sent out to since the extra trumpet blast is on them?

They were sent to radio stations.


Downtown or somewhere that were floating around?

Downtown was recorded by Petula Clark in 1964.  I have an original 45 and it stays securely on my turntable.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 02:46:53 PM »

The version on the 1980's US Rarities album is an edit, it is not genuine. The only place to find the true version is on the actual promo.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 06:56:35 PM »

Gary, you're absolutely right.  Over the years since I bought the album new, I forgot what was written on the back cover:


Side two

1. "Penny Lane" Stereo, new version compiled from the German true stereo version with the US promotional mono version's extra piccolo trumpet solo added onto the ending



Thank you for bringing this up.  Fortunately we have the original promo right here on this page.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2011, 12:55:23 AM »

The version on the 1980's US Rarities album is an edit, it is not genuine. The only place to find the true version is on the actual promo.


For comparison:

The Beatles - Penny Lane - 45 RPM - Promotional Copy WITH TRUMPET ENDING


Beatles - Penny Lane (Rare version with horns)
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2011, 07:44:46 PM »

The version on the "Beatles Box" 1980 8-LP collection was also the US Rarities edit rather than the original promo one.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 12:46:14 AM »

WCBS-FM in New York City tends to alternate playing the two stereo versions with and without the piccolo trumpet ending.
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2011, 05:22:54 PM »

I think it's because it sounded bad just like RM11.

So... why did they cut that beautiful trumpet ending?
Somebody didn't like it? It perfectly fits in!
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Re: Penny Lane - With Trumpet Ending
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011, 01:16:46 AM »

Daniel, by "RM11" I know you're referring to the US mono promo mix with the piccolo trumpet ending.  Perhaps The Beatles listened to the various remixes and settled on the mix without the trumpet ending (RM14 UK mono mix).  That was their preference and not indicative of the trumpet ending sounding bad.

Personally, I'm happy that both versions exist for our listening pleasure.  Looking at my post on May 31 last year, in retrospect I cannot recall if I might have indeed heard the promo on the radio back in 1967.  I purchased the stereo Magical Mystery Tour LP when it was released.  The first time I definitively remember hearing the trumpet ending version was when I purchased The Beatles Rarities LP in 1980 thirteen years later.

As far as my own personal preference, I like the piccolo trumpet ending version better.  It's a piccolo trumpet dénouement.

THE BEATLES Remasters! /// 9. Penny Lane - (MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR) - (MONO Remastered 2009)


The Beatles - Penny Lane - 45 RPM - Promotional Copy WITH TRUMPET ENDING
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