Tuesday, January 13, 2009


What can I tell you? Some days you just need a Fab Four fix. Here's one of my favorites, though Lennon himself reportedly hated it. Even geniuses can be wrong sometimes.

Here's the original vocal track for one of Lennon's most ambitious numbers. Yeah, the lyrics are a bit soup-headed, but the melody is gorgeous, the arrangement ambitious and, Lord, those harmonies--Have I mentioned how great these guys were?

And, just to keep this from being totally John-centric, one of Paul's loveliest ballads. Is it just me, or was McCartney at his best when most melancholy?

And--why not?--let's wrap it up with Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed performing one of George's best.