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mr. Sun king coming together
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18 April 2011 - 11.29pm

I truly love this album. I also have a theory as to why it is overlooked. George's solo worked dipped in the mid 70's, with bad reviews and bad press (see the My Sweet Lord case), so I feel this isn't rightfully viewed as the masterpiece it is. Does anyone else have this, and if so, how do you like it.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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18 April 2011 - 11.51pm

I have this album and I think it's really good, especially All Those Years Ago and Save The World, those are my favorites! I'd say it's probably his fourth best album, in my opinion. I also I liked the quote that was in it by Ghandi I think, about how there was no time where we did not exist and there will be no future where we cease to be.a-hard-days-night-george-8

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!

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Till There Was You
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18 April 2011 - 11.52pm

Do you think the "My Sweet Lord" case needs its own thread?

Never heard it, but I will soon, I promise. It got two stars from Rolling Stone, and three-and-a-half from Allmusic. What are some songs that it features?

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mr. Sun king coming together
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18 April 2011 - 11.54pm

All Thais Years ago was the tribute to Lennon, and a monster hit, but Save the World, Blood From A Clone, Writing's On The Wall and Baltimore Oriole are all great. And for MSL, give me two minutes.
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mithveaen
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19 April 2011 - 1.11am

I'm ashamed to say I don't have it... but I will get it soon. a-hard-days-night-george-5

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Inner Light
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19 April 2011 - 4.24pm

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I truly love this album. I also have a theory as to why it is overlooked. George's solo worked dipped in the mid 70's, with bad reviews and bad press (see the My Sweet Lord case), so I feel this isn't rightfully viewed as the masterpiece it is. Does anyone else have this, and if so, how do you like it.

You are correct. This album was overlooked. George was pretty upset that he had to re-write some tunes due to Warner not liking some of his low key songs and three of them were deleted and replaced with new ones. They even rejected his original cover. 

I like this album especially 'That Which I have Lost' (great guitar playing by him) and of course 'All Those Years Ago' (he does a great version of that song on the 'Live In Japan' album)

 

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BeatlesLover4Ever96
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11 December 2011 - 3.50pm

I also agree that this is a great album,my favorites from it are Blood From A Clone,Life Itself,All Those Years Ago and That Which I Have Lost.

"Why in the world are we here?Surely not to live in pain and fear" – John

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12 December 2011 - 9.33am

BeatlesLover4Ever96 said:

I also agree that this is a great album…

 

I'm another one who thinks that this is a great (and often over-looked) album.

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7 January 2012 - 2.22am

I really enjoy All Those Years Ago and Life Itself. Poor George was always underrated, if you ask me...

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7 January 2012 - 8.29pm

Sgt. Pepper said:

I really enjoy All Those Years Ago and Life Itself. Poor George was always underrated, if you ask me...

YES! He was.

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mithveaen
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8 January 2012 - 1.38am

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I agree......a-hard-days-night-george-8

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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8 January 2012 - 3.22am

Most artists would have been overshadowed by Lennon & McCartney, it would be difficult enough with just one but both.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-ringo-6One of the most pleasing things is that for the early 70's, up to '73/'74 George was the most succesful of the 4. Even Ringo got his chance to shine for a while.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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26 October 2015 - 12.54pm

Can anyone explain to me why they ditched this beautiful cover? 

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26 October 2015 - 1.17pm

Giving this a first listen, and I am really liking it so far. It reminds me a wee bit of Brainwashed-- bright, groovy, and very Harrisonic. (Before you ask, I haven't heard Brainwashed in over ten years but my subconscious remembers its general vibe.) 

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26 October 2015 - 1.20pm

Warner Brothers didn't like it, @Silly Girl. For some reason, they had huge problems with the whole album and rejected the original version. It was only released with a new cover and four tracks being replaced (Flying Hour, Lay His Head, Sat Singing and Tears of the World being replaced by Blood from a Clone, All Those Years Ago, Teardrops and That Which I Have Lost).

Blood from a Clone was George's comment on the rejection of the original album:

They say they like it, now, but in the market it
May not go well as it's too laid back...

Don't have time for the music
They want the blood from a clone...

 

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Silly Girl
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26 October 2015 - 1.25pm

I had heard of that, of course, but I cannot see why they had problems with that cover. I think it's lovely. 

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26 October 2015 - 1.39pm

It's difficult to understand Warners' exact reasoning. My own thoughts are that they found the original cover rather dour. It was the time of Culture Club, Adam & the Ants, Duran Duran, the New Romantics movement. My assumption is that Warners' believed George's album cover needed to be equally colourful to compete/draw attention to it in that "market".

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Silly Girl
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26 October 2015 - 1.47pm

Hmph! 

Anyways, 

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isn't all that much more 'colourful' than 

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is-- except that it's in colour. It's certainly more boring to my mind. 

a-hard-days-night-paul-11 to Warner! 

I really really really like 'Save The World'. 

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26 October 2015 - 2.05pm

Who knows how happy Warners were with George's replacement cover? The big difference between George's original version of the album and its replacement was that there was one fewer living Beatle. Unfortunately, that created additional interest in what the surviving members would do next, and Warners would have been aware of the additional commercial possibilities.

One only needs look at the dreadful cover of 1982's Gone Troppo to maybe get an idea of what Warners were looking for from album covers at the time.Gone-Troppo.jpgImage Enlarger

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26 October 2015 - 2.10pm

It wouldn't surprise me if the cover was as dull as George could get away with; he really wasnt impressed that WB turned down the album, demanding new tracks. 

Ironically WB made the album worse by their tampering as the rejected songs are better than their replacements.

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