When it comes to the greatest vocal performances of all time, Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney is near the top of my list. The raw emotion of his vocals during this song is absolutely sublime and being able to hear them in isolated form is one hell of an experience. Take a listen:
Released as a single in April 1965, Ticket To Ride hit #1 in the UK and USA and remained there for consecutive weeks. When you think of the song it’s probably not Ringo’s drumming that stands out the most, instead perhaps John’s vocals or George’s lead guitar work. But the following isolated track of the drums reveal Ringo’s steady drumming as the concrete foundation that all Beatles songs were built on. Check it out:
Fame, released in 1975 and co-written by John Lennon, is one of my all-time favourite Bowie tracks so being able to hear the isolated vocals is incredible. Take a listen:
It’s been a while since I posted an isolated track from The Beatles so I return with one from I Am The Walrus, specifically, the drums. They may not be the first thing you think of when you listen to this song but in isolated form they are sublime. Take a listen:
It’s been a few months since my last book update on my website and now is a very good time to give another. In a couple of weeks I will be moving permanently to the United States and as a result I will be visiting a number of venues where Derek and the Dominos played on tour in 1970, including the great Fillmore East. Obviously the auditorium is no longer there but I cannot wait to see where it was and soak up the atmosphere. I’ll also be visiting a number of others in the North East including the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, now the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.
On top of that I am very excited to announce that I have been invited to appear on a radio station in America to talk about my biography on Derek and the Dominos. The station is dedicating a whole show to Derek and the Dominos and I am honoured to have been invited on to talk about them. I will share more with everyone when I know exact broadcast dates and where you’ll be able to download it, as it will be in podcast form too.
As every day passes I know this book will be a game changer when it comes to Derek and the Dominos, as I can promise you no other book on the band has ever been this detailed, in-depth and focused. I cherish every day I spend writing and cannot begin to express my gratitude to all of the people I have interviewed so far.
And to all of the countless messages and comments I receive on a daily basis from people around the world, thank you. I know a lot of you are waiting patiently for this book, and let me tell you with great certainly, it will be well worth it.
Thank you, Tom
Today marks the one year anniversary of David Bowie’s death and what best to celebrate his life and work by sharing an incredible isolated vocal track from his song Golden Years. Take a listen: