Here Comes The Sun: The Lost Guitar Solo by George Harrison, Discovered by George Martin

in Music | January 27th, 2012

Here Comes the Sun — it’s one of George Harrison’s contributions to Abbey Road (1969). And, among the many great Beatles’ songs, it’s my sentimental favorite. While we’re feeling sentimental, let me bring you this — Dhani Harrison, the son of the late guitarist, returns to the recording studio (presumably at Abbey Road) with George Martin, the Beatles’ legendary producer, and Martin’s son Giles. Together, they play with the mix of “Here Comes the Sun,” and then the wondrous little moment of discovery happens. They stumble upon the long lost guitar solo that never made the final cut. It’s a pleasure to see.

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  1. Vikram Gulati says . . .
    January 28, 2012 / 1:21 am

    This is just excellent and recommended by none other than Salman Rushdie!

  2. January 28, 2012 / 2:03 am

    That’s where I came across this link as well. Magnificent.

  3. Ritu says . . .
    January 28, 2012 / 4:37 am

    Wonderful!! Thanks Salman Rushdie for recommending !

  4. jazz from malabona says . . .
    January 28, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    What a great document, it’s so inspiring! Thanks!

  5. Domenic Izzi says . . .
    January 28, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    Awesome!! how cool is that??!!

  6. Chris says . . .
    February 5, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    Where is this clip taken from? Interesting tones in the solo!

  7. madeleine says . . .
    February 25, 2012 / 9:47 am

    Awesome!

  8. ZolarKingOfMoney says . . .
    February 25, 2012 / 10:41 am

    Great! But I have s feeling Salaman’s reccomendation of this might just earn him a SECOND death fatwa. Sooo decadent!

  9. Mike says . . .
    November 30, 2012 / 5:05 am

    This probably makes me the bad guy but the solo’s kinda ambling and noodly. i’m not surprised they didn’t use it.

  10. Artxuleta says . . .
    October 3, 2013 / 3:13 pm
  11. Roushanzamir_ad says . . .
    October 27, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Sony ATV pub & emi attempts to prevent free sharing of art, culture & expression will hopefully be curtailed asap In the meantime, I’m glad I saw this beautiful video before it was blocked.

  12. William Kaiser says . . .
    February 16, 2014 / 11:05 am

    Salman Rushdie gave me a good recommendation for curry takeaway. He told me me to keep it a secret though.

  13. Ian Thompson says . . .
    August 15, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Have you heard that Salman has written a new book? It’s called “The Buddha’s a big, fat bastard!”

  14. a. moore says . . .
    October 13, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    i want his secret to not getting shot. I think many world leaders would like his security team. Or maybe it was just the fact that the ppl out to kill him couldn’t get close enough to saw his head off.

  15. nathalie says . . .
    April 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    i don’t know how dhani, or even george for that matter, don’t instantly burst out in tears. maybe they are used to hearing voices from the past. i’m not. i just collapsed. and true, the guitar solo is not worth keeping, but still. what a great emotional moment.

  16. RodSerlingsGhost says . . .
    September 15, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Not a very good lead. It should stay lost.

  17. a. moore says . . .
    October 13, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    if you heard all of his solos separated out you would find that he wasn’t a great player. He just had perfect pitch like all the Beatles.

  18. Keith says . . .
    October 25, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Wrong

  19. Lisa Sanchez says . . .
    February 27, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Interesting! Hi Dan.

  20. AN Other says . . .
    February 28, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    This is at Air Studios, owned by Sir George Martin.

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