Thursday, 25 March 2021

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S FAVOURITE GEORGE HARRISON SONG

 
“Hello Sir Paul! I love your music!” a fan began on Reddit, “If I may ask, what’s your favourite song of George Harrison?” To which the rockstar, who was promoting his latest triumph, McCartney III, replied,” ‘Here Comes The Sun’. It is a brilliant song and the kind of song that’s really good in times like these.” Indeed, the sanguine hue in which the track is basked, makes it the perfect slice of hope to assail the lockdown blues. 
 

In Anthology George describes the inception of the track as follows: “Here Comes The Sun’ was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘Sign that’. Anyway,” he continues, “it seems as if winter in England goes on forever; by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go and see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote ‘Here Comes The Sun’.”

 
 
George’s song is one of 22 tracks that he wrote for The Beatles, and it features on their 1969 album Abbey Road. ‘Here Comes The Sun’ is the most streamed Beatles track on Spotify globally, with over 350 million streams in the last year alone. It has also received an array of cover versions, including a particularly gorgeous take put forward by Nina Simone.

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