Song of the Week #17 – A Day in the Life (The Beatles)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of my favorite album, this week’s song is from The Beatles.  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the way musicians would approach the studio.  It was groundbreaking on so many levels, and this song is the album’s masterpiece.  Some people like to say that Ringo isn’t a good drummer, but his playing on this song was perfect.  As was the way Geoff Emerick (studio engineer) made the drums sound. –Landman