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Any songs that were done in one take?

I heard somewhere that "the ocean" by led zeppelin was all in one take. Can anyone confirm that or know any other songs thtat were done in one.
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On VH-1's "Behind the Music" episode about The Black Crowes, one of the band members declared that some of the songs on one of their albums (was it Shake Your Moneymaker?) were one-takers IIRC.
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Husker Du: Zen Arcade
Minutemen: Double Nickles on the Dime.


The main tracks for both of these classic albums were recorded in one take (with some time for studio trickery). Zen Arcade was done in 40 total hours of studio time.

That's pretty amazing considering that these albums are two of the best of the early eighties AND both are double albums...
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I think that I read somewhere that almost all of the Pearl Jam songs from their last 4 or so albums were recorded in one take.

The parts were also recorded all together rather than seperate which is why they sound very similar live.
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tommy james and the shandells song "Hanky Panky" was done in one take...you can tell too. The sound is totally unmixed.
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Most of the Beatles songs were done in one take. Well, they did several takes, but they didn't mix them together, just used one.
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I think Bob Dylan did a lot of his songs in one take.
Old 06-02-03, 04:54 PM
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' I'm Ok ' by Christina Aguilera.

It was a tough song for her to record and if you listen carefully you can hear her voice crack at some point in the song because she's crying.
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I believe "Bohemian Rhapsody" was one take.
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"What Kind of Fool Am I" by Regine Velasquez, was recorded in one take for her album LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE (1994)



A powerful voice.
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Originally posted by Applejack
I think that I read somewhere that almost all of the Pearl Jam songs from their last 4 or so albums were recorded in one take.
That would explain a lot.
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
That would explain a lot.
What does this explain to you? Is this a jab at the band's music?

I think some of the band's best work has been done in their last 4 albums. No Code, Yield, Binaural and Riot Act. No Code being my favorite album.
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Some songs on U2's 'Unforgettable Fire' album were first takes, including Bono improvising words as they went along!

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I think Prince did an entire cd with his "New Power Generation" band in one take (or recorded in one take live). I just cannot remember which one.
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From what I've read so far, the whole St. Anger album by Metallica.
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U2 had a track on "All That You Can't Leave Behind" that was done in one take, but I can't think of it.

Help, anyone?
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I'm told Blur's Song 2 was a one-taker.
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Aparently the vocals Celine Dion put down for the theme song from Titanic was one take and it was also just meant to be a scratch take for levels/rehearsal.
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CeCe Peniston's "Finally" was a one-take demo... and they released it as is!
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Originally posted by Spike Jonze
I think Bob Dylan did a lot of his songs in one take.
Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 was done in one take, under 17 minutes.
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Originally posted by Groucho
I believe "Bohemian Rhapsody" was one take.
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Nirvana - Territorial Pissings....from Nevermind

I read somewhere that it was recorded live, with the guitar plugged directly into the mixer (no amp)....which would explain why that track sounds like crap
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Originally posted by Smangalick
Nirvana - Territorial Pissings....from Nevermind

I read somewhere that it was recorded live, with the guitar plugged directly into the mixer (no amp)....which would explain why that track sounds like crap
Is that why the guitar sounds well diferent as well, and why Cobain almost litterally kills his voice.
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Is that why the guitar sounds well diferent as well, and why Cobain almost litterally kills his voice.
I think that's why it sounds different. I wish I had a link to this, but I read it in some book back when I was in 7th or 8th grade (right after Cobain died).

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