Released in December 1973, Band On The Run was in many ways the breakthrough album that Paul McCartney needed after the breakup of the Beatles three years earlier. In that time he would release three albums (McCartney, RAM, Wild Life & Red Rose Speedway) but none of them would gain as much critical acclaim as Band On The Run. The title track is one of the albums many highlights and the following is the isolated vocal track from the song.
My previous isolated track article focused on the orchestration from All You Need Is Love which provided a wonderful insight into George Martin’s contributions as the fifth Beatle. With this article we turn to the band themselves, the bass and drums to be specific. What we have below is the isolated bass with the drums from All You Need Is Love. Take a listen:
George Martin’s contributions to The Beatles were unlike any other producer of the times, possibly of all time. The orchestral pieces you hear on songs like Something, Here Comes The Sun and Yesterday were thanks to Martin’s musical genius and the same can be said for All You Need Is Love. What we have below is the isolated orchestral track from that song with, take a listen:
When it comes to The Beatles there have been numerous discussions on who the 5th Beatle was, and in my opinion that title is owned by the one and only George Martin. His experience and knowledge shines through on all of the songs he worked on with The Beatles but none more than the songs that contain an orchestral section. Here Comes The Sun is one of those, and it is spectacular.