The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

Eleanor Rigby-The Beatles


"All the lonely people, where do they all belong?"

Strident string action from the essential Revolver LP from 1966, this was a surprisingly bleak song for Paul McCartney, and like Yesterday before it, producer George Martin thought that a full band arrangement would be a bit too heavy. 

His arrangement for a string octet was inspired by the famous film composer Bernard Hermann (best known for the shrieking violins of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho) and the finished score is suitably icy.

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