Thursday, March 22, 2012

Golden Slumbers - Carry That Weight - The End (Original Version)

Paul McCartney

I include this demo version of the Beatles' Golden Slumbers/ Carry That Weight/ The End (demo version) because it gives some insight into the creative process. This version is more Paul McCartney and not so much Beatles and is slightly different than the final "Abbey Road" album cut. Anyone can hear, though, that even this unpolished version of the end of Side 2 of "Abbey Road" is still brilliant in this raw form.

Golden Slumbers Paul McCartney

Paul lets a little more emotion creep in than in the polished version. Can't get too many versions of this, in my opinion, the best single medley in rock history. This version was recorded during the "Let It Be" recording sessions in January 1969. Obviously, this composition was too good to let lay around with the mess of recordings from that period and was put on the very next album, "Abbey Road," and not the delayed "Let It Be." It is very common for Paul McCartney to close his concerts with Golden Slumbers. Carry That Weight/ The End, and it always is a crowd pleaser.

Paul McCartney Abbey Road


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