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12 October 2020
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Extra Texture album artwork - George Harrison

Recorded: 2-3 February 1971; August-September 1974; 21 April – 9 June 1975
Producer: George Harrison

Released: 22 September 1975 (US), 3 October 1975 (UK)

Extra Texture (Read All About It), George Harrison ’s sixth solo album, was recorded and released in 1975. It was the final album released by The Beatles’ Apple Records label. See more…

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12 October 2020
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Surprised to see there hasn't already been a thread on this album. It's got quite a poor reputation, but I found it a lot better than the relentlessly dour Dark Horse . It's more piano-based than many of his other albums, and dare I say quite soulful? Also, the opening track, 'You', is an absolutely joy.

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12 October 2020
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It's very middle of the road, but not unpleasantly so. George's voice does seems to toil a bit on some of the tracks, 'you' being one.

'cant stop thinking about you' could have been a hit if it had been tightened up a bit.  'midnight blue' and 'this guitar' are also very good tracks.

13 October 2020
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I think he struggled on 'You' because it was recorded for Ronnie Spector to sing, and it was far too high for him. It sticks out as a Wall of Sound oddity on the album, and it's strange that he didn't re-record the backing track.

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13 October 2020
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Love this album. Very lush instrumentation here. Awesome usage of EPs and great guitar tines from George. Excellent chord changes throughout as well. I can imagine You really packing a punch with a female lead singer. George’s vocals are fine on it. Midnight Blue probably my favorite, but honestly every track is very good. Remind me a bit of Walls And Bridges at times. Great piano work from David Foster, close to Nicky Hopkins’ level. 

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