- George Martin’s memorable piano solo for “In My Life” was one of his favorite contributions to any Beatles recording. In this episode, we examine the special technique Martin used to capture this solo on tape, as well as how he used this same technique in a variety of other recordings. We also look into Martin's background as a pianist, and we sit down with the organist from St Louis Cathedral, Jesse Reeks, to discuss the origins of this solo in Baroque music.
George Martin's piano solo for In My Life (from The Complete Beatles Scores)MUSIC
In My Life – alternate organ solo
The Warsaw Concerto - Riccardo Caramella, solo piano
Sadness - Matt Lemmler
Spirits - Matt Lemmler
How High The Moon – Les Paul and Mary Ford
The Chipmunks Song – The Chipmunks
Volare – Charlie Drake
Misery – The Beatles
Do You Want To Know A Secret – Billy J Kramer at the Dakotas
From Russia With Love – Matt Monro
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
You Never Give Me Your Money – The BeatlesSOURCES
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- Welcome to the podcast dedicated to exploring the revolutionary collaboration between producer George Martin and The Beatles. Join us each episode as we not only discuss the making of Beatles songs from their producer's point of view, but also examine different aspects of George Martin's unique approach to production.