Released on the 13th September 1965, exactly 51 years ago to the day as I write this article, Yesterday continues to be one of The Beatles’ most popular song, even though Paul McCartney was the only Beatle who performed on it. In this article are the incredible string arrangements by Sir George Martin which can be heard in beautiful isolated form right here. Take a listen:
Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak8lD1d1TXc
With just vocals and guitar the song is absolutely beautiful but the addition of the string section transforms the song into something else entirely. Hearing the string in full isolation is an absolute joy and only confirms George Martin’s status as the TRUE 5th Beatle. Incredible.