Eric Clapton Isolated Guitar Track 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

Hear Clapton's solo in solo   08-Feb-12

This was uploaded to YouTube last year, but has so far completely passed me by. It's Eric Clapton's isolated guitar track from George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', and it is absolutely astounding.

Of course it isn't just Eric, it sounds like some Clapton overdubs and some rhythm parts from John Lennon, but I wasn't present at that particular recording session so it's hard to be sure!

The rhythm tone certainly doesn't sound much like a strat, so it may have been Clapton on Les Paul, or John on the Epiphone Casino.

Either way, it's beautiful, and very inspiring for any guitarist to hear. I wouldn't usually post a year-old video as a news item, but the video needs to be heard by more people than the 9000 who have currently viewed it on YouTube.

The uploader has also, either by pure chance or on purpose, uploaded the video to YouTube on February 25th. Beatles buffs will know that this was George Harrison's birthday, so that feels like as good a reason as any.

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Rich Beech



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