Australia’s Mr Rock’n’Roll Davey Lane, lead guitarist for You Am I and singer/songwriter, returns for the third time to the podcast for our most epic Beatles chat yet. Armed with a bottle of Lagavulin, an acoustic guitar and the original multi-track recordings, we delve into the Fab Four’s final masterpiece ‘Abbey Road’. How does the album function as the band’s final mission statement? How did Her Majesty originally fit into the album? Which members of The Office cast should star in the Ricky Gervais directed Beatles movie? How does John Lennon’s contribution to the album presage his solo work? What is the Beatles signature chord change? Why do people hate Paul McCartney, the man who wrote the most profound lyric in rock’n’roll? and what was Davey’s experience seeing Sir Paul live earlier this year? Plus, we dig into the multi-track recordings of Something, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Polythene Pam and Oh Darling and look at the musical complexities of these classic tracks - the melodies of McCartney’s bass-lines, the intricate Beatle harmonies and the singable guitar solos. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. This episode was originally released in October 2015