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Best of Dark Horse 1976-89
10 June 2021
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Mr_Kites_Cat
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Thought I’d add a topic for this long out of print compilation of George’s post-Apple work, which covers from 33 and 1/3 to Cloud 9. Not easy to find a (cheap) copy if you didn’t get one way back, but worth it for major fans to get the tracks Poor Little Girl and Cockamamie Business, which are unavailable elsewhere. Cheer Down, from the Lethal Weapon 2 soundtrack, was eventually remastered on the “Let it Roll: Songs by George Harrison ” comp but the other non-album cuts remain unavailable. Poor Little Girl, the album opener, is especially strong, and I’m hoping this will open up discussion space for it and the other tracks exclusive to the compilation.

I still give the CD a spin every now and then–I inherited it from my dad’s collection and for the longest time, it was the only later solo George we could get. I have great memories of hearing Blow Away, Life Itself, Got My Mind Set on You, Here Comes the Moon, Love Comes to Everyone, and others. I’m so glad we had it during the time the Dark Horse albums were out of print and through George’s passing… It may just be the album/CD that made me a serious George fan!

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10 June 2021
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I prefer ‘Cockamamie Business’ to ‘Poor Little Girl’ due to the biting, clever and funny lyrics in the former, I also dislike the production by Jeff Lynne on ‘PLG’. The ripped-off ‘ELT’ timpini drum crashes which Lynne also used on Orbison’s ‘You Got It’ are particularly annoying as are the backing vocals.

It was never an album I played much but I was a young teenager when I had the cassette to play and was not ready for much of George’s catalogue.

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14 June 2021
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Mr_Kites_Cat said
Not easy to find a (cheap) copy if you didn’t get one way back, but worth it for major fans to get the tracks Poor Little Girl and Cockamamie Business, which are unavailable elsewhere.

  

You must mean the record because I got the CD for like $10 on Ebay in mint condition just months ago.

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