Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mother Nature's Son


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There's a reason why The Beatles' White Album became one of the best selling albums of all time - well, there are a whole bunch of reasons. The reason I'm thinking of, though, is that there are songs like Mother Nature's Son on it. The variety of material on the White Album is staggering. "Mother Nature's Son" is one of those songs that most people who've heard the album probably wouldn't even know the name of - they just know they like "Mother Nature's Son" when they hear it. Sure, it's not to everybody's taste - but it's to some people's taste, and the others are sure to find something else that they like.

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In "Mother Nature's Son," Paul McCartney at his most melodic, with George Martin contributing backing horns. Paul has said:
I seem to remember writing Mother Nature's Son at my dad's house in Liverpool. I often used to do that if I'd gone up to see him. Visiting my family I'd feel in a good mood, so it was often a good occasion to write songs. So this was me doing my mother nature's son bit. I've always loved the [Nat King Cole] song called Nature Boy: 'There was a boy, a very strange and gentle boy...' He loves nature, and Mother Nature's Son was inspired by that song. I'd always loved nature, and when Linda and I got together we discovered we had this deep love of nature in common. There might have been a little help from John with some of the verses.
Combine "Mother Nature's Son" with "Rocky Raccoon," "Act Naturally," and a few other melodic tunes and the Beatles could have put out a classic Country album. Truly magnificent.


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