George Harrison would have celebrated his 75th birthday over the weekend, and Randy Bachman is marking the birth anniversary of one of his musical heroes with the release Friday of his new CD, “By George – By Bachman“.
The album re-imagines songs written by Harrison throughout his career.
Bachman says the point was to put his own stamp on each Harrison song, slowing down the uptempo song or changing the key a song had been initially performed.
Bachman was originally going to release just 8 songs, but friends kept encouraging him to record more, until he had 13 tracks in the can including two of Bachman’s own compositions as the lead-off and closing tracks to tie it all together.
The album drops on Friday, the same day Bachman launches a Canadian tour (with Winnipeg dates on Mar. 23 & 24 at Club Regent).
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