Nick talks to Sheffield Beatles Project’s Samples/Synth/Lead Vocal wizard, Ad Follett, about Abbey Road’s sun-kissed centre-piece, ‘Here Comes The Sun’.
They find out in whose garden George Harrison wrote the song, uncover a lost guitar solo, listen to some isolated stems from the track, and break down some of the song’s more complex rhythms. They also discuss George Harrison’s sonic influence on the Beatles, from Indian classical music to the pioneering electronic instruments of the late 60’s (in which they also listen to excerpts from George Harrison’s least successful and most controversial solo album…)
Ad is a prolific songwriter who has appeared (and, in many cases, led) several amazing Sheffield acts over the years. Most prominently, Cats:For:Peru https://catsforperu.bandcamp.com/ and PILOSA https://pilosa.bandcamp.com/ He has for many years taken part in FAWM (February Album Writing Month) and the fruits of that annual creative labour can be found over at https://adfollett.bandcamp.com/
Nick is a freelance composer and producer working out of his studio in Brixton, London. Find out more about his endeavours over at http://www.nicholasalexander.org, and check out his brand new solo material, Minimal Animal, over at https://soundcloud.com/minimal_animal
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