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Misery

Misery” was released on the Beatles UK album Please Please Me and in the USA on Introducing the Beatles. It was co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

My instrumental version slows the tempo and moves the meter to 12/8 for more of a late 50’s “Sleepwalk” feel.

August 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

I’ll Get You

I’ll Get You” was written by Lennon–McCartney and released by the Beatles as the B-side of their 1963 single “She Loves You”. It was released in August 1963 in the United Kingdom and one month later in the United States. It was released on the Swan Records label in the United States — the only Beatles releases on that label. The British release was on Parlophone.

My instrumental arrangement tracks the original fairly closely except for the whole-step-up modulation for the last verse. It is also shorter.

August 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

Shadow of the Eclipse

“Shadow of the Eclipse” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is like the style of the Shadows and was written & recorded on August 21, 2017 — the day the total solar eclipse crossed the USA.

August 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Not a Second Time

Not a Second Time” was written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and included on their second British album, With the Beatles. 

My instrumental version is not directly taken from the original, but is similar in feel.

August 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

Twang Bang

“Twang Bang” is an original instrumental in the late-50’s early 60’s style of guitar twangmaster Duane Eddy — who together with producer Lee Hazlewood — put together a string of 27 Hot-100 hits between 1958 and 1964.

August 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight“was composed principally by Paul McCartney in 1961, and was part of the Beatles’ stage act until 1963. It was first recorded during the Please Please Me album session, but not selected for inclusion on that release.  It was re-recorded and released on their UK second album, With the Beatles. In the USA, it was released on their first Capitol Album, Meet the Beatles.

My instrumental arrangement tracks the original in feel.

August 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Shadow of Hope

“Shadow of Hope” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. This one is like the style of the Shadows.

August 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

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