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You know how much we love the Beatles. You can tell because we write about why they’re so cool, and because we’re guitarists. What else do you need?
Anyway, this just popped on to the scene Thursday, and its so killer bad bad that I can’t wait to share it with you.
It’s an extremely early take of The Beatles (specifically George Harrison) doing a take of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It was premiered by Rolling Stone Thursday, along with a super write-up.
These tracks were recorded on July 25th, 1968. It’s also got some slightly different lyrics. This and more will be in the new Super Deluxe Edition of the “White Album”, coming in early / mid November.
You can see that video right here:
I love this so much, because I love anything that gives you a glimpse into the recording process / minds / daily life of the legends. I also like new stuff from bands you didn’t think you were ever going to hear new stuff from again (c’mon Twisted Sister!).
It’s cool how you can hear George and Paul (who was accompanying on the harmonium) step lightly through the song, discovering as they go. If you’ve been in a band, writing songs, you know exactly how that feels and I think you can definitely feel it here.