Here is another Beatles tune. I think it’s a bit unusual given where their music was heading at the time. It’s basically just a guitar riff-driven rocker.
I am something of a sucker for the sappy, pretty Paul McCartney songs like this one (or like “I Will” form the White Album). It seemed a good choice for an arrangement.
If I had said to you, “I’ll bet you 20 bucks that I can make a surf-rock arrangement of “Eleanor Rigby”, and that it would actually be really good”, you might have taken that bet.
I think that if you had, you would have just lost twenty dollars.
I had quite a bit of fun arranging and recording this. It’s cool creating surf-rock tracks from songs not normally associated with the genre. This one actually translated quite readily.
This is an original, smooth jazz tune new this summer. The title was the result of me thinking about my advancing age, so I put together a montage of photos of me with family and guitars that starts pretty far back and goes through the past year. They’re not in any particular order. I like this tune pretty well — it has a nice, relaxing feel.
From the 1964 film, “A Hard Days” Night, this song peaked at #12 on the USA charts.