LISTEN: Previously unheard acoustic take of Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

music news 19/10/2018

 The Beatles has shared a different acoustic take of their classic 1968 track, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to tease their upcoming reissue of their self-titled album, aka the "White Album" that is due for release on 9th Nov.

You can see the full details of the reissue here.

Rolling Stone reports that this take is an early acoustic version where George Harrison was tinkering with the ballad. Recorded on 25th Jul 1968, the clip features Harrison on guitar and his bandmate, Paul McCartney on harmonium.

Within the first minute, Harrison can be heard telling the Abbey Road crew, "Maybe you'd have to give him his own mike". The lyrics remain mostly the same with two additional lines of "I look from the wings at the play you are staging / As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging."

Listen to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Acoustic Version, Take 2) below.