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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone else got this? I'm on my first listen, just a few tracks in but really liking it so far...



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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, there's one I love. The song 'My Sweet Lord' is really good, IMHO; luckily, the rich mix of religions puts the title in perspective.

The Dylan-material actually works in Harrison's hands, which is more than Eric Clapton (whom I greatly admire, by the way. Just not his renditions of Dylan's stuff) can say.

In fact, I can't find anything wrong with the first triple-album in history.


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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have this on LP and LOVEd it! I use past tense because I can't play it any longer. I must get the CD. It's been too long since I've listened to it. I'd swear I all but wore out the album years ago.

Fantastic music from the Quiet Beatle, yes?

EDIT - this review about sums it up -

Taken as a whole -- the preferred method of consumption, if you have a couple of hours to kill -- All Things Must Pass makes you wonder why people glossed over Harrison's work all those years ago. ~David Sprague



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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was already aware of My Sweet Lord & Give Me Love (not on this album I know) but I'm almost at the end of the album, and there isn't a bad track so far.

Beware Of Darkness, I'd Have You Anytime, Wah-Wah, What Is Life, If Not For You, All Things Must Pass, Art Of Dying and Let It Down in particular are great.

Fantastic music from the Quiet Beatle, indeed.

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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF0066>iLoveFreddieMercury wrote:

I love George Harrison, he's a wonderful songwriter, I love My Sweet Lord

WAS a wonderful songwriter


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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely stunning album. Makes me wonder what could have been if All Things Must Pass was properly recorded by the Beatles.

Yes, I know there's a difference between George Harrison's solo career and The Beatles. I can just imagine how Wah-Wah would have gone down with Paul if recorded at a Beatles session. Much the same way as Not Guilty, I imagine.

I quite enjoy I Dig Love. Seems...groovy as the kids say these days.


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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quite honestly, the way the Beatles were heading... I think a Beatles album would've basically been a compilation of all of their better solo songs :P

As for George Harrison... I love "Beware of Darkness". It's amazing what one can do with such simple chords.
My brother learned that song on uke and put it on Youtube! Haha.


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Posted: 27 Dec 06, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

George is my fave Beatle. At first, it was Ringo. Go figure, haha!

Anyway - I LOVE this album, even though it's SO overproduced.

My fave - It has to be a tie between "Isn't it a Pity" and "Run of the Mill." If I HAD to, I'd probably choose IIAP, except that it gets a bit redudant. ROTM has some interesting rhythmic changes, and I love the lyrics.

"If Not for You" is a great happy song.

Ummm... the first time my mother heard "Behind That Locked Door" she said it sounded like "On Top of Old Smokey," LOL.

Aren't there some lyrics in "Awaiting on You All" about the stock exchange and General Motors? But they're not in the lyrics booklet. At least not in the CD reissue box version.

Or maybe I'm imagining things...

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Edited to Add: I'm listening to ATMP now...

Wow. I had forgotten just HOW redundant IIAP really is. It's kinda interesting how he varies the intrumentals and vocals. But still..sheesh. And that whole Hey Jude thing...




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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There certainly is.

Too right. Another Day, Gimme Some Truth, Let It Down, Isn't It a Pity, The Back Seat of My Car etc, etc. Heck, I reckon even Child of Nature/Jealous Guy could have found a home on Everest.


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What really shits me, is that there was never a Beatles reunion in the 70's, and for no good reason! They all played (but not at once) on a Ringo album. 3 of them jammed at some famous guys party (John wasn't there because he was lazy, or wasn't invited, or something).
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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listening to ATMP now...

One of the extra tracks on the 30th anniversary reissue box version is "I Live for You." George sounds good on this one. I wonder how much the vocal track might have been cleaned up from the original sessions.

On the other hand, most of this song uses his middle and lower range. And when he goes up high, it doesn't sound as...um...strained as it can usually in his upper voice. (Well, you know what I'm talking about...) Here it's just a relatively easly lilt up to his falsetto.

Sorry. My being a singer (albeit in the classical vein), I'm inclined to talk about vocals.

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Would any of you guitarists in the room like to comment on his guitar work on this album? Thanks.


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On this album, I'm actually not sure who did what, as he had so many guests/friends working on it.
I will say, of George's playing, that his slide stuff was always very pretty. I'm thinking particularly of the playing he did for Saltwater by Julian Lennon.


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Too right.

Perhaps'n it was just not their bag. They were havin' fun pissing in to the wind playing with all and sundry so why not? :)


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently, the afternoon that George and Paul had the on-screen confrontation ("I'll play whatever you want me to play or I won't play anything at all" etc.) and quit The Beatles, George went home and wrote Wah Wah.

If only I could write such awesome songs after getting into fights with my friends...


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just finished listening to the album, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then go ye forth and do so!

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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

What really shits me, is that there was never a Beatles reunion in the 70's, and for no good reason! They all played (but not at once) on a Ringo album. 3 of them jammed at some famous guys party (John wasn't there because he was lazy, or wasn't invited, or something).
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There was plans made to get them all together for a one off gig but a certain asshole who shot John Lennon put paid to that idea...

As for George, wasnt he sued by someone over the song "My Sweet Lord" for plagiarism?


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes. By whoever wrote "He's So Fine."

After that whole mess, George wrote "This Song" - Funny song, funny video.

My favorite lyric: "This song we'll let be...This song is in E."

But that's the kind of music nerd I am.


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Posted: 28 Dec 06, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah.... what woulda been, I guess!

I reckon they'd have been perfect for Live Aid but.


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Posted: 29 Dec 06, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back Off Boogaloo, eh?

I still rather McCartney as my favourite ex-Beatle (as well as my favourite Beatle too).

Also Crippled Inside...great song.


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