A ‘Lost’ George Harrison Solo From Here Comes The Sun Resurfaces

Hear a Beatles guitar solo that was hidden... until now.

I feel like this is one of those things that's 'news to me,' but not to certain people in the know. I'm not sure where this clip comes from - is it from Scorsese's George Harrison doc (which I've only seen half of? I know, I know)? Is it from a well-known featurette on something else? I've never seen it, and I'm guessing many of you have not either (unless you saw it when it hit the web last night, which is totally possible. You guys are ahead of the curve). Watch the video and see Dhani Harrison, George's son, turn some dials to isolate a long-hidden guitar solo on Here Comes The Sun.

What's magical about this is the way the solo makes you hear a very old, very familiar song in a new way. It's just as good as the rest of the song, but it's a new element that fractures the familiarity and makes you listen again, more closely. This is how I felt when Beatles Rock Band came out . The different instrument mixes allowed me to truly engage with the familiar music - music I had been born into - in a new way.

This is also why I believe deleted scenes from movies should be held for ten or twenty years*. Let us get to know the original movie and then give us something alternate and new so that our approach to the original can be renewed.

* Except in cases where the studio fucks a filmmaker's vision.

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