Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Awesome Live Rendition of Abbey Road Medley

The 'side 2' medley of songs on The Beatles Abbey Road that starts with "You Never Give Me Your Money" and finishes with "The End" has got to be some of the best 16 minutes of music ever recorded. I am not kidding. The collection of little songs span all sort of different styles, and the flow is damn near magical.

The climax of course is a mimi drum solo out of "Carry That Weight" by Ringo followed by traded guitar solos between McCartney, Harrison and Lennon (in that order) and the final "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" bit. Makes the hair on my arms stand up every time.

There is a group of musicians called the Fab Faux that includes Will Lee, bass player in David Letterman's Most Dangerous Band. I had read about this group and how obsessive they are with recreating the sounds on The Beatles albums down to using the same kinds of amps and guitars.

My friend nedmusic passed on this truly gorgeous video of the Fab Faux doing the Abbey Road suite live in the studio last year. It is remarkable, and what is truly awesome is the vocal work. They really, really have those vocals nailed and if you believe what you read, there are no overdubs here - it's all live. Enjoy!

The Fab Faux - Abbey Road Side 2 (mostly) from The Fab Faux on Vimeo.


sue hanes said...

Isorski - I know you are just a musician :) but check out my new blog sometime.

You are like the Energizer Bunny - your blog keeps on being great when everyone else folds.

sue hanes said...

P.S. Isorski - there is a tribute to you on my October 27, 2011 post you might want to read. :)

Isorski said...

Sue thanks for your comments and heartfelt post. You may have noticed my blogging slowed down considerably this year and I have not been motivated to keep it going but have not wanted to really stop either. It's comments like yours that re-energize me to keep it rockin.

Don Capone said...

I saw the Fab Faux last year perform the White Album in its entirety. They were great, I definitely recommend catching them if they come through your town.

Isorski said...

Don I would have loved to have seen that. There are some real challenges there. Did they do Rev #9?

Don Capone said...

Ha ha, they actually DID do Revolution 9! They got every little sound right, too, though I have to say that after a while the crowd wanted them to get back to the real songs.

Also, the guitarist (I believe he is Conan's band leader) nailed the solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.