I Want You (She’s So Heavy), penned by John Lennon, is one of the standout tracks from the Abbey Road album and one of the finest songs The Beatles ever recorded. What we have here is the isolated bass and drums tracks from the song, and the results are fantastic.
Take a listen:
Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYrtxR57SoE
For a song that’s so guitar heavy on the album (in a good way) it’s interesting to hear the song isolated with just bass and drums. The stripped back nature of this track opens up the bass in particular to the point where you can hear everything Paul plays which may have been hidden slightly on the final album version. The bass during the outro section in particular is a joy to listen to with Paul playing along to the chord sequence differently every time.
Ringo’s drums are also excellent, as you’d imagine. Ringo gets unwarranted stick about his drumming, mainly from people who have no idea when they are talking about when it comes to anything musical. Here you’re able to listen to Ringo’s drumming at it’s finest, complimenting the bass perfectly. Outstanding.