Tye Austin – Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles (Single)
Listen to classical guitarist and composer, Tye Austin perform his own arrangement of The Beatle’s hit song, Strawberry Fields Forever. Easily the most influential work in the psychedelic rock genre, John Lennon considered this song to be his single greatest contribution to The Beatles. The original recording, released in February of 1967, was a combination of two separate tracks, each with different tempos, keys, and mixed-meter time signatures. It was one of the first pop songs to employ reverse-recording instrumentation, tape loops, and a fade-in/fade-out coda. The Beatle’s producer, George Martin arranged additional instrumentation for mellotron, cello, brass, and an Indian swarmandal to enhance the psychedelic theme of the work. After moving across the street from the famous Dakota Building (where John Lennon lived) in NYC, Tye Austin composed this arrangement while sitting in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, incorporating the original melody and chamber music instrumentation for solo guitar. You may listen to this recording for free, but please donate any amount if you can. Audio recorded by Tye Austin.