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Randy Bachman releasing new album paying homage to George Harrison next month

Randy Bachman releasing new album paying homage to George Harrison next month

Randy Bachman releasing new album paying homage to George Harrison next month
February 06
09:31 2018

Universal Music Canada

Founding Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive rocker Randy Bachman salutes the music of the late George Harrison on a new studio album called By George – By Bachman, which will be released on March 2. The 13-track collection features reworked versions of various Harrison-penned Beatles songs, as well as one tune each from George’s solo career and his stint with The Traveling Wilburys.

Explaining the concept behind his album, Bachman says, “I figured I would take George’s songs and give them new grooves. I wanted the tempos and arrangements to be different but still recognizable by the lyrics. I took the major keys and turned them into minors. It was a whole new interpretation of a familiar song.”

By George – By Bachman also includes an original Bachman composition paying tribute to Harrison titled “Between Two Mountains,” which appears at the beginning and end of the record. Randy says of the inspiration behind the tune, “George’s light shone through what could have been a shadow between such mountainous forces as John [Lennon] and Paul [McCartney].”

As an added bonus, Bachman says, “Throughout the album, I put in little signature licks that are associated with George’s songs, like the slide part from ‘My Sweet Lord’ or the opening chord from ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ for the fans to notice.”

Fans who pre-order By George – By Bachman will immediately receive a free download of Randy’s reggae-flavored take on “Here Comes the Sun.”

Bachman has lined up a series of concerts in support of the album, kicking off with a February 23 show in Riverhead, New York. Most of the shows will take place in Randy’s home country of Canada.

Here’s the track list of By George – By Bachman:

“Between Two Mountains”
“If I Needed Someone”
“You Like Me Too Much”
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
“Handle with Care”
“Taxman”
“I Need You”
“Something”
“Think for Yourself”
“Here Comes the Sun”
“Don’t Bother Me”
“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)”
“Between Two Mountains (Reprise)”

And here are all of Bachman’s forthcoming tour dates:

2/23 — Riverhead, NY, Suffolk Theater
2/24 — New York City, NY, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
3/2 — Huntsville, ON, Canada, Legacy Theatre – Deerhurst Resort
3/3 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, National Arts Centre – Southam Hall
3/5 — Sarnia, ON, Canada, Imperial Theatre
3/6 — Sarnia, ON, Canada, Imperial Theatre
3/7 — Peterborough, ON, Canada, Showplace Performance Centre
3/8 — Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square
3/9 — Brampton, ON, Canada, Rose Theatre
3/13 — Victoria, BC, Canada, The Royal Theatre
3/15 — Nanaimo, BC, Canada, The Port Theatre
3/16 — Coquitlam, BC, Canada, Molson Canadian Theatre – Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
3/17 — Cranbrook, BC, Canada, Key City Theatre
3/19 — Calgary, AB, Canada, Bella Concert Hall – Mount Royal University
3/21 — Sherwood Park, AB, Canada, Festival Place
3/23 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Event Centre
3/24 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Club Regent Event Centre
3/26 — Prince Albert, SK, Canada, E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
3/27 — Regina, SK, Canada, Casino Regina Showroom
4/28 — Visalia, CA, Visalia Fox Theatre
8/10 — Kelowna, BC, Canada, Rock the Lake – Waterfront Park
8/12 — Windsor, ON, Canada, Rock the Plaza – Windsor Plaza

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