Strawberry Fields Forever was released on February 13, 1967 in Britain and on February 17, 1967 in the U.S. included later on the Magical Mystery Tour LP. The song was one of the most technically advance tunes of it’s time, utilizing no small number of innovative recording techniques.
Here some interesting insight into how they put Strawberry Fields Forever together in the studio.
“Strawberry Fields is a real place. After I stopped living at Penny Lane, I moved in with my auntie who lived in the suburbs… not the poor slummy kind of image that was projected in all the Beatles stories. Near that home was Strawberry Fields, a house near a boys’ reformatory where I used to go to garden parties as a kid with my friends Nigel and Pete. We always had fun at Strawberry Fields. So that’s where I got the name. But I used it as an image. Strawberry Fields Forever.”
-John Lennon, 1980