In 1969, included in the masterful album “Abbey Road” by the Beatles, “Something” sounded, one of George Harrison’s best compositions.
The composition, written by George at the time of the white album, is a marvel, laid-back, bittersweet in doubt of attraction… “I don’t know what to do”… with a bluesy Gibson Les Paul guitar sound accompanied in melodic counterpoint by Paul’s dynamic bass. McCartney, Billy Preston with the Hammond organ, orchestral string arrangements.
“Something” is one of the Beatles’ most covered songs, John Lennon recorded it before it was recorded for the Abbey Road album and it sounded John Lennon-ish, of course.
The song, with the first sentence, taken from a theme by his friend James Taylor, is apparently romantic but George, always imbued with the spiritual, claimed that it was dedicated not to Pattie Boyd, his partner at that time, but to the goddess Krishna.
Keep going for the song below: