The Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Gets a Dreamy New Music Video from Cirque du Soleil

The Bea­t­les gave us enough. You could­n’t ask for more. But if you want to get a lit­tle greedy, you could ask for a few more songs from George. Though crowd­ed out by the pro­lif­ic Lennon-McCart­ney song­writ­ing part­ner­ship, Har­ri­son squeezed in some Bea­t­les songs that rival their best. Shall I refresh your mem­o­ries?  “Tax­man.” “I Want to Tell You.” “It’s All Too Much.” “Some­thing.” “Here Comes the Sun.” “While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps.” You owe them all to George.

Writ­ten in 1968 for The White Album, “While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps” is ranked #136 on Rolling Stone mag­a­zine’s list, “The 500 Great­est Songs of All Time.” Clap­ton played the solo on the orig­i­nal recording–the same solo Prince shred­ded at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induc­tion cer­e­mo­ny. And it’s per­haps part­ly thanks to that Prince per­for­mance, wit­nessed so wide­ly when the musi­cian passed ear­li­er this year, that we now have this: a new video pay­ing trib­ute to “While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps,” fea­tur­ing scenes from LOVE, Cirque du Soleil’s mes­mer­iz­ing Bea­t­les pro­duc­tion that’s been run­ning in Las Vegas since 2006. If you like the beau­ti­ful LOVE sound­track, you’ll enjoy the remixed ver­sion of Har­rison’s song and all of the dreamy Cirque du Soleil visu­als that accom­pa­ny it above.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

George Har­ri­son Explains Why Every­one Should Play the Ukulele, With Words and Music

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

Watch George Harrison’s Final Inter­view and Per­for­mance (1997)

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