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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 04:34 PM
Just a random question. For fans of George Harrison as a solo artist, what do people think of the song "Cheer Down"?
 
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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 06:46 PM
Love it, but I love anything that George did.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2008 at 07:56 PM
one of the best, least-known songs by GH as a solo artist
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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 05:40 AM
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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 06:44 AM
George has writen some of the most beautiful melodies in his songs.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 06:54 AM
My favorite Beatle in all regards, and the second finest slide player I have ever heard.
Hated how the boys kept him down while with the band, and if they didn't break up we would never had had All Things Must Pass.
Just listen to the catalog this guy had that Paul/John did not want to record...are you kidding me?!!!

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 04:17 PM
Yes. Thanks everyone.
 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 07:35 PM
Yea, the band should have let him write more songs. I heard he didn't get enough chances.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 07:45 PM
Have you seen "A concert for george"a must for any GH fan,and an awsome dvd to boot.take care,matt
 

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 10:21 PM
John Lennon once complained to Yoko that other musicians were covering Paul McCartney's compositions more than his on record. However I feel that if George Harrison had more songs with the Beatles and as a solo artist, other musicians would have give him preference over either John or Paul.

That said, many of George's tunes have already been covered many times:

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS
HERE COMES THE SUN
SOMETHING
I WANT TO TELL YOU
TAXMAN
PIGGIES
MY SWEET LORD
WHAT IS LIFE



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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 10:25 PM
The truth is that George Harrison was a struggling song writer back when the Beatles first started out. Of course he began to catch up, but it wasn't until the Beatles' breakup did he amass enough songs to record and release. That is why ALL THINGS MUST PASS was such a huge record.

To bad that George didn't put out a studio follow up to ALL THINGS MUST PASS in 1971. He was on such a high and there was plenty of momentum going his way. By the time he released his next studio LP, things waned a bit. LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD was a respectable album, but not as good as its predecessor.

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  posted on 6/4/2008 at 10:32 PM
George harrison was on amazing slide player. Totally unique and different from any of the players the brothers have had/has.

 

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  posted on 6/5/2008 at 10:28 PM
In '02 we saw McCartney in Phx. Az. The most memorable part of the show, (aside from the great music) had to be all the stories Paul told in between songs. One in particular dealt with George. Seems George had this "castle" and loved to entertain. Well, one night he threw this big dinner party in the huge dining hall of said castle. After dessert, George disappears for awhile and re-emerges with cigars, cognac and ukuleles for everyone. Paul said that he must have had ten of these little guitars and proceeded to hand a cigar and a uke to everyone at the table. So according to Paul, George lit his cigar and walked around the table, stood behind each person with the cigar in his mouth, reached around and showed each of his guests how to make 3 chords...in short just enjoying life and watching his close friends laugh and learn how to play the ukulele. Nice snapshot of a good man.

 

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  posted on 6/6/2008 at 10:34 AM
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In '02 we saw McCartney in Phx. Az. The most memorable part of the show, (aside from the great music) had to be all the stories Paul told in between songs. One in particular dealt with George. Seems George had this "castle" and loved to entertain. Well, one night he threw this big dinner party in the huge dining hall of said castle. After dessert, George disappears for awhile and re-emerges with cigars, cognac and ukuleles for everyone. Paul said that he must have had ten of these little guitars and proceeded to hand a cigar and a uke to everyone at the table. So according to Paul, George lit his cigar and walked around the table, stood behind each person with the cigar in his mouth, reached around and showed each of his guests how to make 3 chords...in short just enjoying life and watching his close friends laugh and learn how to play the ukulele. Nice snapshot of a good man.


Yeah, I saw that tour too and loved that.

 

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  posted on 6/6/2008 at 02:04 PM
There was a groupie who wrote a tell-all about 10 years ago. Apparently George was fond of strumming the Ukelele, smoking a cigar and doing a pretty good Bill Clinton imitation at the same time.
 

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  posted on 6/6/2008 at 03:17 PM
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Have you seen "A concert for george"a must for any GH fan,and an awsome dvd to boot.take care,matt


A Concert for George is fantastic - It's so beautiful, I cry every time I watch it. What a great bunch of musicians giving a tribute to a friend.

 

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  posted on 6/8/2008 at 04:40 PM
I think 'Cheer Down' is a fine song,but I'm biased; I love practically everything George did in his solo career. The only album I'm missing is the Wonderwall lp; an album of electronic music. I know most people have their favorites of his, but I feel every one of George's solo lps has something very special to offer.
I love his voice; it's so earnest and pleading,so gentle. It has that little warble in it-- which I adore. And he was such a great songwriter; consistently good. You couldn't be sure if he was singing to the woman in his life or to God.And all his albums offer his splendid guitar playing. Always in the service of the song. As mentiond here and elsewhere, a superb slide player; so distinctive.




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  posted on 6/8/2008 at 06:27 PM
Anyone notice the Beatles' transformation during the Sgt Pepper era?...........

If you compare George Harrison's singing style in the Beatles early years (1961-66) to the later years 1967-on) you'll notice that his voice really changed dramatically, more mellow and mature.
Also his visual appearance, once he grew a mustache and a beard during the Sgt. Pepper era, he matured in appearance quite a bit.

Same thing with Lennon. Lennon had a gruff voice in the Beatles' early years (Twist & Shout, Money, Slow Down, etc.) During/after Sgt Pepper his voice was a bit more mellow.
Once he decided to wear his trademark glasses and re-do his hair, Lennon really started to look older and more mature.




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Anyone notice the Beatles' transformation during the Sgt Pepper era?...........

If you compare George Harrison's singing style in the Beatles early years (1961-66) to the later years 1967-on) you'll notice that his voice really changed dramatically, more mellow and mature.
Also his visual appearance, once he grew a mustache and a beard during the Sgt. Pepper era, he matured in appearance quite a bit.

Same thing with Lennon. Lennon had a gruff voice in the Beatles' early years (Twist & Shout, Money, Slow Down, etc.) During/after Sgt Pepper his voice was a bit more mellow.
Once he decided to wear his trademark glasses and re-do his hair, Lennon really started to look older and more mature.




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[Edited on 6/8/2008 by BarrySmith]
for twist and shout they specifically recorded it going after the "rough" voice... IIRC it was at the end of a long day and his voice was just about shot... it did come across really raw and fit the song perfectly....

 

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  posted on 6/9/2008 at 08:34 AM
George was a kind soul and that world is a sadder place without his voice.

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  posted on 6/9/2008 at 05:01 PM
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I think 'Cheer Down' is a fine song,but I'm biased; I love practically everything George did in his solo career. The only album I'm missing is the Wonderwall lp; an album of electronic music. I know most people have their favorites of his, but I feel every one of George's solo lps has something very special to offer.
I love his voice; it's so earnest and pleading,so gentle. It has that little warble in it-- which I adore. And he was such a great songwriter; consistently good. You couldn't be sure if he was singing to the woman in his life or to God.And all his albums offer his splendid guitar playing. Always in the service of the song. As mentiond here and elsewhere, a superb slide player; so distinctive.




[Edited on 6/8/2008 by Bessie.Smith]


I'll agree with this. I really do like all of his albums. I do have WONDERWALL MUSIC and ELECTRONIC SOUND. ELECTRONIC SOUND is basically just a bunch of noise created by a moog synthesizer, so unless you're into that, not worth getting. However, I am completely fond of WONDERWALL MUSIC. Its an extremely interesting instrumental album, combining both "Eastern" and "Western" musical styles. But I think the melodies and ideas are really beautiful and quite cool. And if you listen to it for what it is, it's quite amazing actually. In my opinion anyway.

 

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  posted on 6/9/2008 at 05:26 PM
I'd really like to check these albums out sometime -- have never heard a note of either --
Familiar with Seastones? It sounds a lot like what these two early George albums probably sound like -- computer-generated weirdness, and I love it. Seastones came out in 1975, Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin did it, many of the GD-Jeff. A. types on there -- trippy time time -- out there stuff man!

 

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I think 'Cheer Down' is a fine song,but I'm biased; I love practically everything George did in his solo career. The only album I'm missing is the Wonderwall lp; an album of electronic music. I know most people have their favorites of his, but I feel every one of George's solo lps has something very special to offer.
I love his voice; it's so earnest and pleading,so gentle. It has that little warble in it-- which I adore. And he was such a great songwriter; consistently good. You couldn't be sure if he was singing to the woman in his life or to God.And all his albums offer his splendid guitar playing. Always in the service of the song. As mentiond here and elsewhere, a superb slide player; so distinctive.




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I'll agree with this. I really do like all of his albums. I do have WONDERWALL MUSIC and ELECTRONIC SOUND. ELECTRONIC SOUND is basically just a bunch of noise created by a moog synthesizer, so unless you're into that, not worth getting. However, I am completely fond of WONDERWALL MUSIC. Its an extremely interesting instrumental album, combining both "Eastern" and "Western" musical styles. But I think the melodies and ideas are really beautiful and quite cool. And if you listen to it for what it is, it's quite amazing actually. In my opinion anyway.


I really appreciate your comments; from what you wrote,I think I would find Wonderwall Music quite beautiful,too. Also,thanks for clarifying; obviously,I got it mixed up with Electronic Sound( so that makes two I don't have ).
Funny enough, a while ago I put Wonderwall Music on my amazon.com wishlist,but I didn't add Electronic Sound. So I guess, I felt similarly. But it feels incomplete not to have Wonderwall Music in my collection because George introduced so many people to Indian music;it sounds like it's a very personal and intimate listen. I'll get around to it!

 

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  posted on 6/10/2008 at 05:31 AM
Although the Beatles dabbled in experimental music such as ELECTRONIC SOUND or TWO VIRGINS, this phase did not last long nor gain much support from the fans. I know that REVOLUTION 9 was considered the least favorite track of all, and bewildered many people.

Many other bands were creating experimental music at the end of the 60s due to psychedelia, but by 1969, the Beatles decided to put all of that experimentation behind them. That is why the albums ABBEY ROAD and LET IT BE were considered some of the best music in their career... because they were no nonsense rock n roll records without any silly and dated experiments.

 

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  posted on 6/10/2008 at 04:12 PM
George was a truly great musician & first rate person-- i love & own a bunch of his solo & Beatles stuff---unreal stuff--loved his last album,& the sad song,i believe,entitled "Sitting on a Cloud"(?),which was about his struggle with cancer & how he was moving on....so sad,with the trappings of his beautiful voice & some blistering slide work--particularly on an instrumental--forgetting the name of the song...again ---but the album is ,i'm pretty sure called Brainwash(? ---i hope) so many great albums...not a perfect man--none of us are--but,a decent,caring,peaceful soul who gave us some of the best music ever...i believe(here we go again--memory )in Tom Petty's book he tells of George secretly videoing Dylan playing piano & singing outside on the porch with George on the balconey of the house filming away & if ya haven't,the Live From Japan with EC is quite nice too...& 33 & a 3rd...& a ya all got Bangladesh & All Things Must Pass & all 3 Beatles anthologies--to make sure ya got all the quality George( & the other Fabs) outtakes & on & on...i dig George

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