Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Classic songs in a new and attractive form


The 1977 Transcriptions for Guitar by Toru Takemitsu include four Lennon & McCartney songs, Here, There and Everywhere, Michelle, Hey Jude and Yesterday. John William's 1992 CD of Takemitsu's guitar music includes one of the transcriptions. Takemitsu features in Zen and the art of Aldeburgh.

More art of typography here. The header image is the box from one of my childhood games. Beetle Drive dates from the mid-1950s. We played it a few days ago and it is far more fun than Wii. But a quick internet search suggests that the Beetle Drive party game is exclusively British, so it probably won't mean anything to a lot of readers. Sony Takemitsu CD was purchased in 1992 for £12.75, which shows how the real price of CDs has dropped. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

1 comment:

Pliable said...

There are several videos of the Takemitsu Lennon & McCartney arrangements on YouTube.

Here is one of Yesterday -

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pVTPUNju_Dc