Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Beatles stream acoustic version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Beatles are streaming a previously-unheard acoustic version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” as the latest preview to the upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of The White Album.

According to Rolling Stone, take 2 of the tune was recorded on July 25, 1968 and features songwriter George Harrison on guitar and vocals while Paul McCartney works out the chords on harmonium.

The song was eventually completed in September of that year when Harrison brought in Eric Clapton to add lead guitar to a full band mix.

The Beatles will release multiple expanded versions of their self-titled 1968 double album on November 9.

The project will issued in a 7-disc Super Deluxe box set package, a 3CD Deluxe edition and a 2LP vinyl version, with all formats presenting a new 2018 remix of the landmark record.

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” follows a previous preview of multiple versions of “Back In The U.S.S.R.”, including a new 2018 stereo mix, an instrumental backing track, and an early acoustic version from the Esher demo series.

See also:

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