So yesterday the great George Martin died. His work with the Beatles was quite incredible – covering the early days of rock n roll and rolling through the folky and psychedelic phases creating classic album after classic album – nearly all of which still stands up against anything made since. When the Beatles back catalogue came out on Spotify I took the opportunity to play all the albums back to back in chronological order. Hearing the way the band developed was fascinating. Hearing how the production and arrangements grew ever more daring and advanced was equally beautiful. With the exception of Let it Be, which lags behind all the others in quality…says it all really: it was the only one George Martin didn’t produce. Sad to see him go – though he did have a fair innings. Absolute legend – and from all accounts a top geezer too.