1999 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)

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Here Comes The Sun.

Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording does not feature John Lennon. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. In Japan the song was released as the B-side to Oh! Darling in 1970. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with The Inner Light.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. George Harrison performed the song live with Paul Simon when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. George Harrison also performed the song live at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Dave Edmunds among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. He also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton on guitar. It was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. Joe Brown performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. George Harrison wrote an unofficial sequel to the song called Here Comes The Moon. It was released on his 1979 album George Harrison. Here Comes The Sun is mentioned in Ringo Starr’s 2003 song Never Without You.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1978)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1987)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1992)
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown (2002)
Never Without You – Ringo Starr (2003)
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1875 Badge – Cream (1969)

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Badge.

This song was written by Eric Clapton and George Harrison. It was first recorded by Cream in 1968. It was recorded at IBC Studios in London and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. The recording features George Harrison on rhythm guitar. George Harrison was credited as L’Angelo Misterioso. Badge was released as a single in 1969 with What A Bringdown on the B-Side. The single reached number eighteen on the UK Singles chart and number sixty on the Billboard chart. The song was also released on the album Goodbye.  The instrumental break of Badge influenced the instrumental break of The Beatles’ 1969 song Here Comes The Sun. Eric Clapton performed the song live during his Japanese tour with George Harrison in 1991.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)