Sometimes these stories are just too amazing … George Martin and his son Giles were visting Abbey Road studios with George Harrison’s son Dhani, and walking through the master tapes to ‘Here Comes The Sun’. Martin shows Dhani how the track was constructed by isolating various sections, with Giles commenting on hwo little orchestration had been done on Harrison’s tracks in general, but bringing up the low-end strings that added a nice emphasis on the bass harmony without impinging on the rest of the track.
Then at ~1:01, Dhani punches in a track that contains George playing a lead guitar that totally changes the character of the song. It has been basically ‘lost to history’ until now, and while I agree it really doesn’t add anything and that cutting it was appropriate … hearing it was so much better than most of the ‘found content’ we get on re-releases. After the song ends, Dhani reflects on the Indian feel to many of the rhythms and Martin reflects on how much Dhani reminds him of George … a touching ending to a really cool bit of music history.