Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Beatlesque Power pop: Kenny Herbert - The Last Song In Abbey Road (2005 self released) Flac & mp3@320
The actual ambience and natural acoustics in this studio are by far the very best I have heard. Just to have recorded in the place the Fab Four had done it all was a unique and unforgettable experience.
David Paton who plays bass on the Album has worked at Abbey Road before in the 70's and had Alan Parsons as his engineer, in fact recorded a No.1 song 'January' which he wrote and recorded.
On the site of the original Cavern there is a statue to the Beatles, and as the inscription says 'four lads who shook the world'. John, Paul, George and Ringo. The Beatles have, and always will be the single biggest musical influence for myself and the rest of the boys throughout our lives. After finishing the album in Studio 2, Abbey Road we visited Liverpool, were we gave a impromptu 'live' performance in the back room of the White Star Bar which is on that famous winding road called Mathew street. The White Star is a timeless, friendly bar were the Beatles used to go to write songs and even today you still get the good feeling and atmosphere of the real Liverpool from a time gone by. We can only hope that places like this will always remain unchanged for as long as is possible. The live Mersey music that once belted out from the Cavern is no more, but one thing is certain...the songs and melodies will be listened to and enjoyed forever"
• We are again playing this August at the World Beatle Convention on BBC Merseyside in Liverpool. The Beatles convention happens on the last weekend of August every year an attracts Bands for all over the world....Unmissable if you are a fan!!
He then went on to play with Macca on Mull of Kintyre, then Elton John for 8 years. On all these songs I have tried not to copy the Beatles (which is impossible) but to keep the feel of all the great melodies from the 60's. On track 8 on the Last song in Abbey Road, 'I don't know why' I hired string players from one of the best London orchestras.
Kenny Herbert is a musician from Edinburgh, Scotland and had worked with a lot of different musicians. But you will always hear his love for the Beatles and the sound of the ''british invasion''.
SB1 Flac p1 & Flac p2 - mp3@320
If you like the music of Kenny Herbert take a look here