Monday, March 31, 2014

Song of the Week from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper is the eighth studio album of The Beatles, released in June of 1967.  It has sold more than 30 million copies, making it one of the world's best selling albums.  Rolling Stone magazine named it #1 in their list of 500 Best Albums of all time.

"A Day in the Life" is one of my favorite Beatles tunes, but definitely too well known to make the cut for this project.  As you can probably guess, the finalists for this week are from Paul and George.

First up is "Fixing a Hole" by Paul McCartney. It's a catchy, upbeat tune that I find myself singing at random times.

Next is "Within You Without You" by George Harrison.  Like "Love You To", this is George embracing both the Eastern influences in instruments (sitar) and philosophy.

But the winner this week is Paul's beautiful composition "She's Leaving Home".

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