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Here Comes the Sun

19 Oct

After a day and a half of driving rain….finally. The sun.

For contrast and compare….

Ahhhh, George Harrison & Taylor Hicks, acoustical. All is right with the world. (Well, at least for a little while.)

Happy Friday.

p.s. Way to GEAUX, Crimson Knights!

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7 Comments

Posted by on October 19, 2007 in acoustic, taylor hicks, the beatles

 

7 responses to “Here Comes the Sun

  1. brc

    October 19, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Ahhh indeed. This is one of my favorites. The optimism of this song is a nice contrast to the pain of Angel from Montgomery.

    While I love the originality of Taylor’s version (he made it his own dawg), I feel like it’s a little depressing. George’s version (at least for me) embodies a feeling of hope and joy. I think it might be the faster pace and the nature of the accompanying instrumentals.

     
  2. shrewspeaks

    October 19, 2007 at 9:53 am

    brc I agree that George’s version embodies the relief that sweet sunshine can provide after years in the dark.

    Harrison being a deeply spiritual soul utilized the simple child like joy of the melody and phrase as a perfect analogy of personal enlightenment. “Sun, sun, sun, here it comes.”

    It thinks Hick’s version kind of plays with a completely different emotion, could it be irony? It certainly is as you said brc, darker.

     
  3. shrewspeaks

    October 19, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Yup…That’s me. THREAD KILLER

     
  4. brc

    October 19, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Shrew a thread killer? Nope.

    But seriously… where’d everybody go?

     
  5. thedingoateyobaby

    October 19, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    I love Taylor but this was cruel and inhumane punishment for this fanatical Harrison fan. I rarely enjoy it when another artist covers a Beatles tune and I never like it when they cover a Harrison treasure.

    That song brings back some pretty powerful memories of my youth and hearing Taylor attempt to sing it, no, its not working for me. I hated it when he did “Something” as well, though he wasnt bad on that one.

    In fact, I recall swooning just a little when he did his little thing with the “woo” on Something.

    Man, season 5 was something else.

     
  6. music maven

    October 19, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Dingeaux! I sooo thought about you when I posted this. Glad to “see” you.

    While I think that the original is hard to top, I kinda like Taylor’s take on the song. Part of the intrigue of music is being able to take a classic like Here Comes the Sun and perform a plausible alternative.

    While not my favorite Taylor cover, I still think he shines on the acousticals and think that’s where he’ll pierce the hearts of many.

     
  7. colette

    October 21, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Hi y’all — I’ve been away….

    Yeah, I’m not enamored of Taylor’s overly blunt version of this delicately joyful/bittersweet song…..

    Coupla favorite “Here Comes the Sun” versions — and boy does this song feel good right now in the dark & rain:

    The best! George & Paul Simon on SNL:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/Here+Comes+the+Sun/video/x2n2ei_here-comes-the-sun-homeward-bound_music

    and Nina Simone’s superb version:

     

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