"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (1967)
McCartney meticulously discussed arrangements for his songs with Martin, but Lennon was much more impressionistic in his approach. After pulling the lyrics for "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" from an antique circus poster, he told Martin that he wanted to give the song a carnival atmosphere, allowing him "to smell the sawdust on the floor." It was up to Martin to actually figure out the specifics. To achieve this effect, he took recordings of various fairground organs, chopped them into small pieces, and reassembled the tape fragments. The result was tremendously effective — a disorienting swirl evoking a demonic carousel.