The Beatles Release Official Video For “Here Comes The Sun”
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A Fitting Music Video
The Beatles streamed their official first MV for George Harrison’s 1969 masterpiece Here Comes The Sun ahead of the release of their massive Abbey Road box set. Directed by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of Trunk Animation, it starts off with a dreamy and wistful shot and animation of the Abbey Road Studios’ Studio Two where the band recorded most of the material for their iconic album.
It also features a footage shot by Linda McCartney during The Beatles’ final photoshoot in Tittenhurst Park on May 4, 1969 and some photos from the Apple Corps archive.
Here Comes The Sun is one of Harrison’s most popular and enduring songs from the Beatles era. He wrote it at Eric Clapton’s house in Ewhurst, Surrey. It expressed his relief from tensions within the band and problems from their business affairs.
According to Harrison, “Here Comes The Sun was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘Sign that’. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever; by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go and see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote Here Comes The Sun.”
Check out the video below…