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'Living In The Material World' (1973 Album)
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No thread for this album, the follow-up to 'All Things Must Pass', and there should be as its a fine collection.

Highlights for myself are the first three tracks.

'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' - some of George's best slide guitar work and a US #1.

'Sue Me, Sue You Blues' - a funky sounding track with some great lines highlighting George's humour and feelings such as

"You serve me, 
And I'll serve you
Swing your partners, all get screwed.
Bring your lawyer
And I'll bring mine
Get together, and we could have a bad time"

The demo is fabulous as well.

'Living In the Material World' - Love George's address to those who were bitching that George was no longer 'Beatle George'. The piano and guitar instrumental section is beautiful, one of my favourites of any record. The emptiness of the demo works so well, gives it a bit of a different feel.

 

The great bonus with the 2014 remaster is the inclusion of 'Deep Blue', 'Miss O'Dell' and 'Bangladesh'; all highlights of George's solo career. Took me a while to get into 'Bangladesh' as its not that catchy but now I find it to be fantastic. The urgency and plea throughout the recording makes the cause and need for action blatant. Would rather listen to it than the patronising "Do They Know It's Christmas".

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7 July 2015
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meanmistermustard said

I've never gotten into 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)', too uninspiring for me. 'You' is dreadful and is no surprise it never appeared on 'All Things Must Pass'. 

It's one of my favorites. I love the melancholy mood of the album.

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Its sadly overlooked after the musical behemoth of "All Things Must Pass". Yet it's full of good songs and george does all the guitar parts. I really like "try some buy some" "sue me sue you blues" "give me love" and "be here now".

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meanmistermustard said
No thread for this album, the follow-up to '
All Things Must Pass', and there should be as its a fine collection.

Highlights for myself are the first three tracks.

'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' - some of George's best slide guitar work and a US #1.

'Sue Me, Sue You Blues' - a funky sounding track with some great lines highlighting George's humour and feelings such as
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The demo is fabulous as well.

'Living In the Material World' - Love George's address to those who were bitching that George was no longer 'Beatle George'. The piano and guitar instrumental section is beautiful, one of my favourites of any record. The emptiness of the demo works so well, gives it a bit of a different feel.

I'll join several others in echoing your sentiments - those songs are my favorites off a great album as well (It's my 2nd favorite George album). Only my copy has Living in the Material World as the 6th song :p

On Give Me Love..., I'd be interested in hearing what people think the line "keep me free from birth" means. I figure is it's some reference to either original sin or the trauma that birth is supposed to be (the concept gained popularity in the 70s and now we have home births, underwater births, doulas, etc). That is, the natural birth movement gained ground in the "first world" where hospital births with heavily sedated mothers had become the norm - of course in more primitive areas childbirth has always been pretty "natural."

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Silly Girl said

According to my sources (George himself), it's referring to karma-- the cycle of rebirth. 'Look out, kid, it's something you did' as George put it. 

Or as Bob Dylan originally put it 😉 "Look out kid, it's something you did/God knows when but you're doing it again"- and now I've got 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' stuck in my head

Yep it's really all about the concept of reincarnation- it's tedious to be begotten, born and die and Hindus want to escape that seemingly endless cycle by becoming as good a person as they can be so they can become one with Brahma or the creator of the known-universe.

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