Paul McCartney remarked about remastering old The Beatles albums featuring George Harrison: “It’s like you’re really there. People are like, ‘Why would you mess with the reels? Just leave them!’ Technology has gotten to a point where you can do something like surround sound… where there’s something better, and more wonderful. When we were recording it, there was no hiss.
When the record comes out, there is a little bit of a hiss. It never bothered me! My sister and law would tell me, ‘I like that! It lets me know there’s a song coming!’ They can take that off, and they can present it cleanly, as it was when you recorded it. Oftentimes, I can remember exactly where I was… Ringo was over there, George was over there. Paul McCartney horrible beard photo revealed by wife.
Paul McCarney ‘refuses’ listening to John Lennon songs. In other Beatles related subjects, the band (in particular, George Harrison, who is in this headline for some reason) held a deep admiration for Transcendental Meditation, recently featured in a spotlight by NBC. The band, under the tutelage of the late Maharishi Yogi, took a high profile trip to India in 1968 to record their magnum opus double record, The Beatles (The White Album). The meditation practice, which admittedly costs a decent chunk to learn on an official basis, involves the repeated use of a “mantra” while sitting comfortably in a meditative state, usually for twenty minutes at a time.
Though John Lennon seemingly renounced his belief in “mantra” on the 1970 album-closer for The Plastic Ono Band, “God”, George Harrison’s continued belief in the power of the subconscious in spiritual healing was lifelong. Today, filmmaker David Lynch is the torch carrier for bringing TM into minds of the public, creating the David Lynch Foundation, a non-profit aimed at bringing TM education into schools and other programs.
Likewise, many different people in creative fields still use and swear by the technique, including Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey.
“The staff would take two breaks during the day to meditate, Oprah Winfrey said, per NBC. ”[I]t’s more important than the work you are doing,” she said. ”[It] brings a kind of energy and an intensity of energy, an intention that we have never had before.”