George Martin Discusses "A Day in the Life"
I've always been a massive Beatles fan. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is my favourite album and A Day in the Life my favourite track. I just found this video of George Martin discussing that track . It's fascinating to see the thought processes involved. Lennon and McCartney always leading and George Martin providing the technique to realize the vision. Despite all the revolutionary (at the time) ideas, it's reassuring to hear just John Lennon sing his composition - just his genius, his voice and the simple beat. The song stands on its own. Would it be just as good without the engineering? Perhaps not, but the essence of the track is pure John Lennon.
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