Re: Beatles dirt
- From: "Gary Rosen" <garymrosen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 23:41:05 -0700
"Llarry" <tghllama@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
> A few years back, Sir George Martin did a short series for television in
> which he explored the structure of music. He did segments on Melody,
> Harmony and Rhythm. Throughout, he went and talked to a number of
> of various fame, including Sir Paul, Billy Joel, etc (shame he has no
> During the Harmony show, he sat down in a studio with Brian Wilson and
> discussed the Beach Boys' arrangements. They started with the full tracks
> to "Wouldn't it Be Nice". As they discussed parts, George started pulling
> them out until he was left with just the bare-bones vocal lead. More
> discussion followed, during which George started putting everything back
> When he got done, Brian commented that he'd actually come up with a better
> mix than the original...
> Tell me he wasn't an important part of the end product. I dare ya.
He was an important part, all right. But I would say the Beatles
without Martin (even solo) were more memorable than Martin
without the Beatles.
- Gary Rosen
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