George Harrison – “George Harrison”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 So, George was one of the first of the Beatles to release a solo album, and is arguably the most talented Beatle – next to Ringo, of course. Anyways, here is his self-titled album.

 The album opens with the song “Love Comes to Everyone” and well, it has that soft rock beat to it, and George begins to sing, and it becomes evident why George is everyone’s favorite Beatle, this guy is a talented songwriter and amazing vocalist. My God, this song is amazing. After that, comes the track “Not Guilty” and I think George sounds a little like Paul, and he’s not bad, but something about this song is a little boring. Yea, this song is a little boring. Then comes the song “Here Comes the Moon” (sequel to ‘Here Comes the Sun‘?) and hey, the song opens with some sitar playing, and well it basically plays out like a sequel to ‘Here Comes the Sun’. I’m not really liking this at all. After that comes the track “Soft-Hearted Hana” and well, it starts off with some spoken words, and nice guitar playing, vocals come in and they’re alright. Nothing too special, this album is rather mediocre. The A-Side closes with “Blow Away” and finally we’re back with another good song! It’s about time that one came around, everything on this track is perfect, vocals, musicianship, songwriting, everything. A Great way to end the A-Side.

 The B-Side opens with “Faster” and well, we’re back on track with good songs! George is just delivering them now, and it’s absolutely great. It’s really well done, the writing and everything. We continue on with the song “Dark Sweet Lady” and it’s pretty great too, well not great, but good, it’s really good. After that we go on to the track “Your Love is Forever” – it comes a little slowly, but the vocals are pretty good. Not that bad, the opening track to the B-Side definitely was better, but hey, it’s alright! After that comes “Soft Touch” and the song is a little blah, nothing overly impressive, it’s an alright track. The album ends with the track “If You Believe” and well, it’s not a bad track, just not something I’d enjoy, I feel as the album goes on, George does kind of go back to that Beatles sound, I will admit when the chorus comes in the song does get better.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Love Comes to Everyone
A2 – Not Guilty
A3 – Here Comes the Moon
A4 – Soft-Hearted Hana
A5 – Blow Away

B1 – Faster
B2 – Dark Sweet Lady
B3 – Your Love is Forever
B4 – Soft Touch
B5 – If You Believe

Label:
Loka Productions

Catalog Number:
DHK 3255

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Guitars, Vocals, Backing Vocals & Bass on “Faster” – George Harrison
Drums – Andy Newmark
Bass – Willie Weeks
Keyboards & Mini Moog – Neil Larsen
Percussion – Ray Cooper
Polymoog, Harmonium, Mini Moog & Backing Vocals – Steve Winwood
Marimba – Emil Richards
Harp – Gayle Levant
Guitar Intro on “Love Comes to Everyone” – Eric Clapton
Oberheim on “If You Believe” – Gary Wright
String & Horn Arrangements – Del Newman
Engineers – Lee Herschberg, Phil McDonald & Kumar Shankar
Remix Engineer – Phil McDonald
Recorded & Remixed at F.P.S.H.O.T.
Mastered at Strawberry, London
Strings Recorded at A.I.R. Studios, London
Porches – Maltins
Hair – Peter Lawson
Tea – Louise de Ville Morel
Apprentice Millionaire – Paul Lanzante
Album Design & Cover Photographs – Mike Salisbury

Other Albums I Own by George Harrison:
All Things Must Pass
Living in a Material World

Other Albums I Own that George Harrison Appears On:
The Concert for Bangla Desh
The Beatles – “The Beatles’ Christmas Album
The Beatles – “Fly On the Wall
The Beatles – “Hot As Sun
The Beatles – “Let It Be… Naked
The Beatles – “Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962
The Beatles – “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles – “Twist and Shout
The Beatles – “The White Album
Tom Petty – “Full Moon Fever

Released:
1979

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