Friday, March 11, 2016

George M

As promised, here's a collection of music produced/arranged/recorded by George Martin.


Anonymous Lawrence King said...

I always thought that the solo on "In My Life" was a harpsichord!

10:08 AM, March 11, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

It's another example of the brilliant technical and musical mind of George Martin. (You wouldn't believe the stuff he had to go through to put "Strawberry Fields Forever" on record.)

10:16 AM, March 11, 2016  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

My impression is that Martin's contributions to the the Beatles' later recordings were much greater than to their earlier ones -- in the early days he just recorded the band as it sounded, while in the later days he helped shape their sound. Is this true? Or drastically oversimplified? or false?

11:37 AM, March 11, 2016  
Blogger LAGuy said...

It's an oversimplification if, for no other reason, in the early recordings he was their boss. Later recordings got more complex, but George Martin had the power to decide what they would record early on, and how they would record it--suggesting they change the order of choruses or pep something up (the original "Please Please Me" was slow).

Obviously the later songs (by later I mean at least starting in 1965) were much more complex, and took longer to create, so required more studio wizardry, but you can't ignore his contributions right from the start.

12:23 PM, March 11, 2016  

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