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Favourite George Solo Songs.
24 December 2010
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Me, I love My Sweet Lord, Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll), Got My Mind Set On You , Crackerbox Palace and Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea (Thanks GnikNus)

What About You

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24 December 2010
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I agree with you on those, especially that last one.a-hard-days-night-george-9

Stuck Inside a Cloud might be my second favorite, but there are many more that I love.

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24 December 2010
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Thanks For Posting a video of Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.

I Love It

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24 December 2010
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Agree with all the songs posted above but I also like Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), All Things Must Pass, Blow Away, and All Those Years Ago. I always thought the last one was a sweet tribute to John Lennon, especially liking the line, "You had control of our smiles and our tears". Always made me smile atleast. a-hard-days-night-george-8

Blackbird singing in the dead of night... _¸.·´¯¯`·-» take these broken wings and learn to fly
24 December 2010
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I never heard of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea until just know and I love it. Thanks for recommending it. 

My fav songs of George are: All Things Must Pass, Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll), Let It Down, If Not For You, All Those Years Ago, Blow Away, Got My Mind Set On You, My Sweet Lord, What Is Life, and Crackerbox Palace (the video is what made me fall in love with the song).

If the Travelling Wilburys coulnt as solo work, then Handle Me With Care is on the list too.

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24 December 2010
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24 December 2010
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Shouldn't this thread be called, "George solo songs you're really on kick right now"?

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
24 December 2010
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Joe, Great article! And great work on the McCartney Album!
And Doctor Robert, maybe, but does it really matter?

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
24 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Joe, Great article! And great work on the McCartney Album!

And Doctor Robert, maybe, but does it really matter?


Maybe not. I'm a traditionalist.

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You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
24 December 2010
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I was just to lazy to type the whole title you want, so I just called it what it is called

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
25 December 2010
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Boy this is a tough one for me. But these are the ones I will go with:

Beware Of Darkness/Give Me Love/Maya Love/Beautiful Girl/Blow Away/All Those Years Ago/That's The Way It Goes/If That's What It Takes/Rising Sun/Handle With Care

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25 December 2010
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I like My Sweet Lord, Beware of Darkness, Awaiting On You All, Give Me Love (Give me peace on earth), Living In The Material World, and What Is Life. Plus much much more, but those are the only ones i can think of from the top of my head.a-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-george-2a-hard-days-night-george-7a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-5a-hard-days-night-george-1a-hard-days-night-george-9

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25 December 2010
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I think my fav George song these days is Run of The Mill from All Things Must Pass. I like it because it's about George's feelings as the underappreciated writer in the Beatles - thus the title - that his songs were considered Run of the Mill.

The words are apparently aimed at John and Paul.

 

Check out the lyrics:

Everyone
has a choice

When to or not to raise their voices

It's you that decides

Which way will you turn

While feeling that our love's not your concern

It's you that decides

No one around you

Will carry the blame for you

No one around you

Will love you today and throw it all away

Tomorrow when you rise

Another day for you to realize me

Or send me down again

As the days stand up on end

You've got me wondering how I lost your friendship

But I see it in your eyes

Though I'm beside you

I can't carry the lame for you

I may decide to

Get out with your blessing

Where I'll carry on guessing

How high will you leap

Will you make enough for you to reap it?

Only you'll arrive

At your own made end

With no one but yourself to be offended

It's you that decides

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26 December 2010
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Not sure if 'Run Of The Mill' was written about John and Paul. But that is a great song and also Olivia's favorite song from George. It is interesting that during the beatles run from 1962 - 1970 that George was not able to write with either Lennon or McCartney or both. I think that it was political and EMI wanted to keep the Lennon/McCartney tradition going since that is what everyone expected from a Beatles album. (if it's not broke, don't fix it) 

George said in one interview that Paul said he wanted to start writing some songs with him and he replied that "I have only been in Paul's life for about 30 years and now he wants to write with me" 

I think that if George could have co-written songs with both of them, it would have been interesting to see how the songs would have materialized. Outside of 'Cry For A Shadow' a Harrison/Lennon song it would have been great to see more of that or even Harrison/McCartney songs on their albums. 

I read that in 1961 when the Beatles were in Hamburg and during the recording sessions with Tony Sheridan, that John and Paul had written 70 songs and Bert Kaempfert chose 'Cry For A Shadow' to record. 

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26 December 2010
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I'm going off memory but I believe in his book "I, Me, Mine" George says that Run of the Mill is aimed at John and Paul (or maybe just one of them).

I think the reason Goerge didn't write with either of them has less to do with EMI - who I think would have put out anything the Beatles put out - but more to do with that John and Paul didn't have the patience to work with George.

By the time George started writing songs seriously, John and Paul weren't writing together so much as they were meeting to help finish each other's songs. These were young guys (in their 20's) and I think they just didn't have the patience, the interest or the need to work with George.

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27 December 2010
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That's a great point Robert, by the time George really started to come into his own as a writer, the other two were barely working with each other, much less George. I don't think George really needed the other two after Within You, Without You came out, before that his best song was probably Taxman and at least John helped him a bit with that. But Within You, Without You proved that George could write some pretty heavy philosophical lyrics without any help.

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27 December 2010
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I'm going to disagree on the "Taxman" thing, but other than that, that's a really valid point. 

(I think "Think For Yourself" and "I Want To Tell You" are both better. But to each his [or her] own...)

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I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
27 December 2010
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Fail you! 

 

(quiet voice: how come?) 

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27 December 2010
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Yes I agree. 'Think For Youself' is a fantastic song and one that a lot of people over look. Paul's fuzz bass lines in that song are incredible. 'I Want To Tell You' is okay but the worst of the three on 'Revolver' probably due to the weak and out of tune vocals. I like the 'Live In Japan' version a lot more.

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