Musical palate cleanser, one more time edition

Evidently, a remastered version of The Beatles’ White Album is on its way, complete with 27 (!) demos of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.

Here’s a beautiful acoustic take Harrison recorded at his house in May, 1968.

And here’s the remastered version with the whole band and Eric Clapton of the song that appeared on the album.

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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, one more time edition

  1. Muttley

    I love all versions of this, but have never understood those who prefer the demo or solo versions- as if a song could be made better by removing the contributions of Lennon, McCartney, Starr, and Clapton. Even before you get to Clapton’s classic lead parts (which are brilliant before he even gets to the solo), there isn’t a much better example of the magic all four of these guys brought to a song with their individual touches and great band chemistry, beginning with Paul’s piano on the intro. That’s what collaborative genius sounds like.

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    • Idlewild Dawg

      As a guitarist it’s always nice to hear these classic songs in the skeletal form as they were originally presented to the rest of the band. It’s not a preference it’s simply hearing a work of art differently. Also there’s nowhere to hide on an acoustic. Clapton, Dickey & Gregg, Neil, even Dylan all sounded pretty damn good on mtv unplugged. KISS, Page, Cobain – not so much.

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  2. Nashville West

    “Damn, I’ll have to buy another copy.”- Agent “K”

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  3. Athens Dog

    Love the song and the album. Don’t think i need 27 demos. HAHA

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  4. Mayor

    Senator, this is really good stuff!!

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  5. MLB2

    After following your blog for years and knowing your appreciation of talented guitar players, I encourage you to research Oli Herbert. He was not in the genre’s that you follow but was a great artist of the instrument and a good guy. If you could see your way through to acknowledge him I’d grateful. Gone too soon at 44 years old. Thanks for the blog as always.

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