Matt's Track of the Week: "Blue Jay Way"

Song: Blue Jay Way
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Year: 1967

Although at times his contributions to the group have been overshadowed by the work of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, when speaking of The Beatles, we can't overlook the number of classics which were authored by Mr. George Harrison.  Songs like "I Me Mine", "Something", "Within You, Without You", and my track of the week, "Blue Jay Way", are all standouts on their respective records, and some of my all-time favorite Beatles tunes.

"Blue Jay Way" was written by Harrison while he was waiting to be joined by friends on a foggy night, at a house on a Los Angeles street of the same name.  As the lyrics of the song suggest, his friends got lost in their travels, and he was left there alone, hoping it wouldn't be very long before they arrived.  Soon the minutes turned to hours, and before he knew it, it was almost morning.  It's hard to believe that such a simple idea could give birth to one of the more experimental songs ever to make it onto a full Beatles LP.  Unfortunately the audio for this one wasn't available on Imeem.  You can check it out in the video below.

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