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Cloud Nine
12 August 2014
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This was the album that got me into George Harrison back in 1987.

 

I saw 'Got My Mind Set On You' on TOTP and went out and bought it the next day and then the album shortly after.  Great stuff with not a dodgy song on it at all.

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Don't know what you people think of it but that's the album which inspired me to write my first song ever

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http://mimo.recordingconnectio.....ou/969591/

Even I see a mistake in this article. The author got the year wrong for when George passed away.

The song shot to number one in January 1988. The timing couldn’t have been more fitting; the following week, the Beatles were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It would be George Harrison ’s last hurrah. Three years later, he passed away from lung cancer.

I did learn something new, if this information is correct

In fact, he actually has three number-one solo hits to his credit in the U.S., more than any of the other ex-Beatles (including Paul McCartney , who’s still kind of a big deal).

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Looking at Paul's wiki discography he's hit number in the US with 'Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey ', 'My Love', 'Band On The Run ', 'Listen To What The Man Said', 'Silly Love Songs', 'With A Little Luck', 'Coming Up ', 'Ebony And Ivory' & 'Say Say Say'. So i dont know if the guy writing the article means on his own which leaves 'Coming Up ' but its pretty poor going considering Wings took up most of the 70's and duets formed the major single releases in the early 80's.

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@Ahhh Girl posted some time ago 
http://mimo.recordingconnectio.....ou/969591/

Even I see a mistake in this article. The author got the year wrong for when George passed away.

The song shot to number one in January 1988. The timing couldn’t have been more fitting; the following week, the Beatles were officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It would be George Harrison ’s last hurrah. Three years later, he passed away from lung cancer.

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I clicked on the link, and it said 'thirteen', which is correct. Maybe the author edited it when s/he realised his/her mistake? 

Anyway, about this album: I feel the production is a little too 1980s for my taste, but the songs are good, especially the title track (and I discovered at last where @Zig gets his [in]famous username). 

And the title track. Love it. The lyrics are basically explained by this quote by him: 

'I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, 'You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly.' 

I find that so... characteristic. And sweet. a-hard-days-night-george-9 heart beatlemaniacs_02_gif 

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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Glad they fixed it.

15 May 2015
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Great little song....a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Silly Girl said

...I discovered at last where @Zig gets his [in]famous username. 
 

No...you have not, @Beatlebug . The song 'Zig Zag' is purely a delightful coincidence.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

18 May 2015
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Zig is right, SG. You'll have to keep digging in the forum to figure out how he got that name.

18 May 2015
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Zig said

Silly Girl said

...I discovered at last where @Zig gets his [in]famous username. 
 

No...you have not, Silly Girl. The song 'Zig Zag' is purely a delightful coincidence.

 

Ergh! a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Anyway, I find 'Cloud 9' very useful in defending my right to be a Harrifan without enjoying all of his solo albums. 'Take my love/ Use it while it does you good [...] If there's good to be shown/ you may make it all your own,/ And if you want to quit that's fine...' 

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The second George album I bought after George Harrison  (1979); but Cloud Nine is better, in my opinion.

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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I dont like the title track. Its too slick and icky.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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meanmistermustard said
I dont like the title track. Its too slick and icky.

He does sound a bit cattish on the vocals. Maybe Puss sneaked into the studio and did the backup vocals. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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There is nothing to it bar a horrible saxophone or something that sounds like its from a crappy comedy show. The one good thing is the guitar solo.

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@meanmistermustard growled 
There is nothing to it bar a horrible saxophone or something that sounds like its from a crappy comedy show. The one good thing is the guitar solo.

And the lyrics. I like the lyrics. Which means something coming from me, because I don't pay much attention to lyrics other than to memorise them for the purposes of their being belted out, loudly, to an empty kitchen.  

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I didn't like this album at first, but it grew on me.

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I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

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I dont think the lyrics are that good. I think the album is great but there are weak moments and this is one.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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Got a copy of this for a couple of quid not so long ago.  I wasn't hugely impressed. How much you like it will probably depend on your feelings about jeff lynne's production jobs. 

A few decent melodies cut through lynnes studio sheen, particularly 'when we was fab' and 'this is love'. 

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The cover for this album sucks by the way. Presumably they had no other ideas or George couldnt be bothered so they stuck him in front of some photoshopped clouds and told him to smile/look stupid whilst wearing daft sunglasses (what is reflected in those by the way?). The guitar is the only nice thing on it.

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It does look like someone's savaged a desktop publishing template in a Mac.

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