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Jeff Beck using George Martin

I looked online today and discovered George Martin made less than $100 for the horns in Mother Natures Son. Stunning. I wonder about his instincts, I love the arrangements in Beatles music. The only other record he produced that is a very big thing in my world is Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck, genius. Listen to the string arrangements he does for Jeff Beck it is pretty interesting that he is the same guy on the Beatles songs. Something so simple and musical about the way he embellishes those Beatle songs. I wonder for instance Eleanor Rigby, did he start with the lowest voice first? The highest voice? Did he realize he wanted 1/4 notes pulsing all along? Why let some parts be unique vs. other parts that held the rhythm? Does anybody have George’s #? I would like to ask him.