|Photo from The Beatles Rarity.|
Here's a clip of Sir Martin talking about the making of "Strawberry Fields Forever:"
As fascinating as he is when describing his process and how he and The Beatles were able to achieve what were, for their time, very innovative feats in sound through experimentation and educated trickery, the work itself remains breathtaking. In the documentary film, All Together Now, which documents the genesis of Cirque Du Soleil's Beatles-themed show, LOVE, Sir Martin and his son, Giles, reworked the Beatles' catalogue into a mashup LP of the same name. There's a moment in particular that I love in the film when Sir Martin is leading an orchestra over a demo version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Once the music ends, he takes a moment, considers what he'd just heard, and quietly expresses his delight.
R.I.P., Sir George Martin.
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