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This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)
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Adam
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11 April 2013 - 10.39pm

Hey everyone,

While adding the Platinum Weird version of "This Guitar" to my Harrisongs Web site I was naturally bummed to find that the original download location has been shut down. It dawned on me to check the Wayback Machine, and sure enough it's there! If anyone else never got the chance to download this track, here it is! http://web.archive.org/web/200.....guitar.mp3

~Adam

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Inner Light
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11 April 2013 - 11.57pm

Here is some information regarding this recording.

A source close to the project regarding the new version of "This Guitar" tells me some new recording on the song took place on Saturday 3/18/06 at Mark Hudson's Whatinthewhathe? Studio in Los Angeles. Adding to the track was Ringo on drums and tambourine, Hudson on bass and background vocals, and Dhani Harrison and Dave Stewart on electric guitars. And, yes, that is George playing that beautiful acoustic guitar in the opening (as well as singing). The original recording, by the way, is from 1992, says the source. Matt Hurwitz

 

 

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12 April 2013 - 3.33pm

Thanks for that bit of info, Inner Light! I hadn't come across it yet. I have come across a post that discusses the track on another forum which predates March 2006 though (Here it is). I'm not sure how Ringo, Dhani etc. could have worked on it in March if the track had been released at least a month earlier! Oh well. It just adds to the mystery I guess. Haha.

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I apologize in advance, but, er, are you guys sure that is George’s voice? It doesn’t sound like him… Why does he sound so different from the George of The Beatles or Cloud Nine? Maybe it’s me though. And yes, definitely he isn’t playing the lead guitars; that’s not his style of playing, nor is it his sound. I liked the song, by the way; the chords progression is beautiful. Cheers,

Oudis.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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3 August 2014 - 11.06am

Definitely George. Very clearly so. 

 

Or is it Paul?a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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Silly Girl
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Oudis said
I apologize in advance, but, er, are you guys sure that is George’s voice? It doesn’t sound like him… Why does he sound so different from the George of The Beatles or Cloud Nine? <snip>

@Oudis The Dark Horse tour the previous year, and generally not taking care of himself, took a toll on his voice (which was never particularly strong to begin with). He also got laryngitis in either '74 or '75, I don't recall. Anyway, yep, his voice was really shredded, so he didn't sound like himself-- just listen to Dark Horse, particularly the title track. 

 

Anyway, I came here to say 

This guitar can feel quite sad 

And being high-strung sometimes gets mad 

Just yesterday I 'got' the joke. Oh, George, your terrible puns... a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 

Wot ye lookin at?Music is like a psychiatrist. You can tell your guitar things that you can't tell people. - Sir Paul McCartneyToo fab four you, sorry
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2 January 2016 - 2.14pm

George even revisited the track in 1992 for Dave Stewart and later more instruments were added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEHJaLJZxjw

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2 January 2016 - 2.47pm

Silly Girl said

Oudis said
I apologize in advance, but, er, are you guys sure that is George’s voice? It doesn’t sound like him… Why does he sound so different from the George of The Beatles or Cloud Nine

Oudis The Dark Horse tour the previous year, and generally not taking care of himself, took a toll on his voice (which was never particularly strong to begin with). He also got laryngitis in either '74 or '75, I don't recall. Anyway, yep, his voice was really shredded, so he didn't sound like himself-- just listen to Dark Horse, particularly the title track. 

Did his voice ever recover?

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Annadog40 said

Silly Girl said

Oudis said
I apologize in advance, but, er, are you guys sure that is George’s voice? It doesn’t sound like him… Why does he sound so different from the George of The Beatles or Cloud Nine

Oudis The Dark Horse tour the previous year, and generally not taking care of himself, took a toll on his voice (which was never particularly strong to begin with). He also got laryngitis in either '74 or '75, I don't recall. Anyway, yep, his voice was really shredded, so he didn't sound like himself-- just listen to Dark Horse, particularly the title track. 

Did his voice ever recover?

Aye, once he ditched being heavy on the brandy and the cocaine (a large part of George's diet in the early to mid '70's. ) he got better.

He didn't take care of himself very well after The Beatles split and especially after the breakdown of Pattie's and his marriage and he over-indulged in non-healthy substances to say the least. Once he got hepatitis and almost died he released that he wasn't invincible and started to take better care of himself- he also had Olivia in his life then and she saved him from probably being the first dead Beatle. 

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Silly Girl
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2 January 2016 - 3.55pm

Annadog40 said

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Did his voice ever recover?

Aye, it did, it was fine after '75. It may even have gotten better. Or perhaps it was just the recording technology. 

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2 January 2016 - 5.22pm

AppleScruffJunior said

Annadog40 said

Silly Girl said

Oudis said
I apologize in advance, but, er, are you guys sure that is George’s voice? It doesn’t sound like him… Why does he sound so different from the George of The Beatles or Cloud Nine

Oudis The Dark Horse tour the previous year, and generally not taking care of himself, took a toll on his voice (which was never particularly strong to begin with). He also got laryngitis in either '74 or '75, I don't recall. Anyway, yep, his voice was really shredded, so he didn't sound like himself-- just listen to Dark Horse, particularly the title track. 

Did his voice ever recover?

Aye, once he ditched being heavy on the brandy and the cocaine (a large part of George's diet in the early to mid '70's.) he got better.

He didn't take care of himself very well after The Beatles split and especially after the breakdown of Pattie's and his marriage and he over-indulged in non-healthy substances to say the least. Once he got hepatitis and almost died he released that he wasn't invincible and started to take better care of himself- he also had Olivia in his life then and she saved him from probably being the first dead Beatle. 

Yeah Olivia came and helped get George sorted and his focus back on what was important to him.

Strangely 'Dark Horse' is the best track on the album - which probably says more about the standard of the rest of the album.

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