Posts filed under ‘The Beatles’

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love” was released as a non-album single in July 1967. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

The song captured the utopian sentiments of the Summer of Love era and topped singles charts in Britain, the United States and many other countries.

“All You Need Is Love” was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour album. It also appears in a sequence in the Beatles’ 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine and on the accompanying soundtrack album.

My instrumental arrangement is in a classic rock style, which seems to get along well with much of the Beatles later material.

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November 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Baby, You’re a Rich Man

“Baby, You’re a Rich Man” was jointly written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released by the Beatles in 1967 as the “B” side to “All You Need is Love”. It was also included in their “Magical Mystery Tour” album and also in the “Yellow Submarine” film.

My instrumental arrangement is in a classic rock vein, and is a little more on the funk side than the original.

October 30, 2017 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Fixing a Hole

Fixing a Hole” was released on the Beatles 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written by Paul McCartney, although credited to Lennon–McCartney.

My instrumental arrangement is very different from the original feel.

October 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Good Day Sunshine

Good Day Sunshine” was released by the Beatles on their 1966 album Revolver. It was written mainly by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

My instrumental arrangement follows the original, but is a bit more aggressive in feel.

September 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

I’m Only Surfing (Sleeping)

I’m Only Sleeping” is credited as a Lennon–McCartney song but was written primarily by John Lennon. It was released on the Beatles’ 1966 studio album Revolver. In the United States and Canada, it was one of the three tracks that Capitol Records cut from the album and instead included on Yesterday and Today, released two months before Revolver.

My instrumental arrangement turns the song into a surf-rock number, so I have retitled it “I’m Only Surfing”.

September 22, 2017 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

The Word

The Word” was co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and released on the Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul. Reportedly they wrote it after smoking marijuana, something they had not done before in a composing session.

My instrumental version maintains the feel of the original while making some adjustments to the instrumentation.

September 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

Wait

Wait” was released by the Beatles, on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. The songwriting credit is Lennon–McCartney, and the song is usually said to be a joint effort between the two — although both have indicated at one time or another that the song was mainly Sir Paul’s.

The song was originally recorded for Help! in June 1965 but was rejected for inclusion on that album. When Rubber Soul fell one song short for a Christmas release, “Wait” was brought back.

My instrumental arrangement is not a straight cover, but does folllow the original contours.

September 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

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