Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently weeps (album: The Beatles 1968)

This next song is by The Beatles. I think everyone that loves rock had gone through their Beatles period, I sure did. This is definitely one of my favourite Beatles songs! The guitar sound in this song is quite amazing, it surely weeps! This song was written by George Harrison. When the Beatles first recorded this song in their studio , Harrison wasn’t happy with the guitar so he had decided to ask Eric Clapton to play the lead guitar in this song, that’s the reason behind the great solo in this song. It was nice to find out that Powderfinger covered this song in one of their live performances. I’ve added their version and Santana’s version as well. Absolutely amazing!

I think Harrison was trying to say that he expresses himself through his guitar. “I look at the world and I notice it’s turning while my guitar gently weeps”. My hubby is very passionate about his guitar; he plays it every night and I enjoy listening to him playing. The sounds that he creates are absolutely magnificent. He could have released thousands of albums by now. He composes beautiful songs on his guitar with no effort at all. He is also my private guitar teacher. He teaches me so many things. Sometimes we even jam together and it is probably the best feeling in the world, there is nothing more exciting than jamming with my hubby! Check out this old and wonderful song that talks about the greatest playing instrument...

Lyrics: My Guitar Gently Weeps Lyrics

What’s this song about?
Inspiration for the song came to Harrison when reading the I Ching, which, as he put it, "seemed to me to be based on the Eastern concept that everything is relative to everything else...opposed to the Western view that things are merely coincidental." Taking this idea of relativism to his parents’ home in northern England, Harrison committed to write a song based on the first words he saw upon opening a random book. Those words were “gently weeps”, and he immediately began the song (Wikipedia- While My Guitar Gently weeps)

Info about the band: Wikipedia - The Beatles

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