Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Here Comes The Sun

Some time ago in IM conversation my friend Neddie Jingo promised one of his famous Beatle deconstructions on “Here Comes The Sun.” I’m hoping that this post will inspire him to get going on it.

“Here Comes The Sun” for me represents the best from the best and the best. It is the best George Harrison song, from the best side of the best Beatle Album, which happens to be the best album of all time from the best band of all time. Perfect, optimistic lyrics, beautiful acoustic guitars played flawlessly, sublime bass part from the best rock bass player ever, understated synthe parts that sound as if they just sprouted naturally, soaring harmonies that are simultaneously angelic and down-to-earth, a lead vocal performance that is both honest and effortless and Ringo supporting it all with his unique style of drumming. This is why they invented the phrase “ear candy.”

“Here Comes The Sun” – listen now
By George Harrison
From “Abbey Road”


Anonymous Bernard Purdie said...

G'dammit, Ringo was filmin' th' Magic god damn Christian durin' this session that *I* played.

Get it together, man.

Check it- here's me an' Geoff Emerick hangin' durin' the sessions fo' "Here Come The Sun":


5:29 PM  
Blogger fgfdsg said...

Definitely my favourite George song, and quite likely my favourite Beatles song ever. My sister and I used to play this one over and over when we were small.

There's also a great Nina Simone cover, and a bizarre Nazi Goosestepping version by Steve Harley that i'm equally fond of (notice I didn't say it's *good*).

2:29 AM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

the best album of all time from the best band of all time

For a related treat, check this out.

12:56 PM  

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