To me, The Beatles are the greatest of all time. Eleanor Rigby, written by Paul McCartney with the help of some particularly fabulous string arrangements from George Martin, is a brilliant composition. Lyrically it’s a beautifully tragic song about loneliness. A lonely woman and a lonely priest only come together when she passes away - their loneliness may have been avoided had they only known. I think people forget how brilliant this song is because it’s been around so long that they don’t think about it anymore.
I’ve always wanted to do my own version of this song. Having heard a few too many metal or overly dark and heavy rock covers, I thought it might be neat to use horns to replace the strings. My voice is so different than Paul McCartney’s that I feel my version is very different - I’m quite pleased with how it came out. The completion of this one was particularly difficult due to the fact that I moved in February! But it’s done, and it’s here. I hope you enjoy it.