It was written by George Harrison and is one of his best-known compositions for the Beatles. Harrison wrote the song in early at the country house of his friend Eric Clapton , where Harrison had chosen to play truant for the day to avoid attending a meeting at the Beatles' Apple Corps organisation. The lyrics reflect his relief at the arrival of spring and the temporary respite he was experiencing from the band's business affairs. Led by Harrison's acoustic guitar, the track features Moog synthesizer , which he had introduced to the band's sound after acquiring an early model of the instrument in California.
Reflecting the continued influence of Indian classical music on Harrison's writing, the composition includes several time signature changes. Combined with his other contribution to Abbey Road , " Something ", it gained for Harrison the level of recognition as a songwriter that had previously been reserved for his bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Harrison played the song during many of his relatively rare live performances as a solo artist, including at the Concert for Bangladesh in and, with Paul Simon , during his appearance on Saturday Night Live in The early months of were a difficult period for Harrison: he had quit the Beatles temporarily, he was arrested for marijuana possession, and he had his tonsils removed. Harrison wrote "Here Comes the Sun" at the house of his friend Eric Clapton , in response to the dark mood surrounding the Beatles.
The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes the Sun". Clapton's house at the time was Hurtwood Edge, in Ewhurst, Surrey ,  and he later said the month was possibly April.
The Greenwich station recorded hours for April, a high that was not beaten until The Greenwich data also show that February and March were much colder than the norm for the s, which would account for Harrison's reference to a "long, cold, lonely winter". The song is in the key of A major. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ". One feature is the increasing syncopation in the vocal parts. He capoed his guitar on the 7th fret , resulting in the final key of A major in fact, slightly above A major due to the track being varispeeded by less than a semitone.
He also used the same technique on his song " If I Needed Someone ", which shares a similar melodic pattern. The following day he taped his lead vocals, and he and McCartney recorded their backing vocals twice to give a fuller sound.
A harmonium and handclaps were added on 16 July. The mixing session on 20 August , when the band oversaw the creation of the master tape for Abbey Road , marked the last time that all four Beatles were together in the recording studio. Stark , the song's "promise of a new dawn after a lonely winter caught the wearied sensibility of the counterculture ". Excellent melody creates one of the best atmospheres present on the record. Along with "Something", which was issued as a single from the album, the song established Harrison as a composer to match Lennon and McCartney.
Darling ". After the group's back catalogue became available for download on iTunes in , "Here Comes the Sun" charted at number 64 in late November; it returned to the chart in April , peaking at number Two years later, it re-entered the list and became the Beatles' first top-ten hit on the Hot Rock Songs chart. It begins with the tabla part from " Within You Without You "  and ends by segueing into a transition piece featuring Indian instrumentation from " The Inner Light ".
As part of the fiftieth anniversary re-release of Abbey Road in , a music video was produced to accompany a new stereo remix of the song by Giles Martin. Directed by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of Trunk Animation, the video features photographs of the individual Beatles by Linda McCartney , animated to float through Abbey Road Studios, and pictures taken from their final photo session at Lennon's Tittenhurst Park estate in In the early s, "Here Comes the Sun" was adopted by George McGovern in his campaign for the US presidency, the initial success of which, according to author Nicholas Schaffner , was a "triumph for the counterculture's attempt to wield power via conventional electoral politics".
Writing in his book Murmurs of Earth , Sagan recalls that the Beatles favoured the idea, but "[they] did not own the copyright, and the legal status of the piece seemed too murky to risk. Here's a chance to send a piece of music into the distant future and distant time, and to give it this kind of immortality, and they're worried about money Recalling the song's creation in Martin Scorsese 's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World , Clapton said that he himself would never walk around outside playing guitar but "this is what George brought to the situation.
I just watched this thing come to life. I felt very proud that it was my garden that was inspiring it. In August , the Beatles' recording was played as part of the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games. The George Harrison estate complained about the song being used to support Donald Trump's presidential campaign , saying it was "offensive" and contrary to their wishes. In , Richie Havens ' version of the song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot in the US,   giving him the highest-charting single of his entire career. Peter Tosh issued the song as a single in , having recorded it to celebrate Michael Manley 's win in the Jamaican general election.
Tosh biographer John Masouri writes that, given the singer's frustrations with his Wailers bandmate Bob Marley , Tosh may have identified with Harrison's plight in the Beatles. The single's success coincided with an unusually hot British summer  and a wave of nostalgia for the Beatles, as EMI was contractually free to promote and repackage their music without the former band members' agreement.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. According to Ian MacDonald , the line-up on the Beatles' recording was as follows: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song by the Beatles. For other uses, see Here Comes the Sun disambiguation. He added that at the relatively few shows he had given since the band's break-up, he "would always have to do 'Here Comes the Sun'".
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