17 December 2012
Yep, @Beatlebug, it's Nicky Hopkins on piano on Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), the organ is Gary Wright.
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"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
15 February 2015
Yesterday while listening to an interview of George which had snippets of music in it I heard this song, and I recognised it-- it was from Living In The Material World. The song stayed with me all night long, even in my dreams, I think. But I couldn't think for the life of me what the title was, though I could hear the song in perfect clarity in my head. These lines kept going over:
I only ask that what I feel
Should not be denied me now
As it's been earned, and
I have seen my life belongs to me
My love belongs to who...
only not that clearly-- I had to consult a lyrics website for that snippet. Clear pronunciation has never been George's forte...
So this morning, as soon as I got up, I had to go find a YouTube of the album, and I looked over the tracklist-- it wasn't Give Me Love or Sue Me, Sue You Blues or The Light That Has Lighted The World or Don't Let Me Wait Too Long-- and then I spotted Who Can See It which I didn't remember and so I listened to that one, and that was the one-- the very first one I tried. Cool!
I would *PWT* but I'm not actually that tired... so PWH I guess, cause I haven't had breakfast yet? Or because George's fabosity has me up near the ceiling?... something like that...
15 February 2015
I just gotta say, George's falsetto lead vocals on this album are absolutely wonderful. Actually all his vocals. Gorgeously heartfelt and plaintive on every track (where suitable, that is; 'Sue Me' isn't exactly plaintive). The slight crack or grit or weakness or whatever imperfection in his voice only makes them the more powerful.
If there's anything that gets close to moving me to tears, it's George, sounding on the verge of tears himself, crooning 'that is aaaalllll I'm waiting for, please let me love you more'. Melts my heart every time, and says everything that he finds hard to say with useless words getting in his way.
I also think this is one of his very best-produced albums-- tasteful (compare with the synth-fest that was Thirty Three & 1/3), not overdone (as opposed to some parts of ATMP ), not too dated as some of them tended to be (I'm looking at you, Cloud 9). Plus the songwriting is top-class. A worthy successor to the truly epic All Things Must Pass , in my opinion.
(Now, please note that these small criticisms of the production do in no way detract from my enjoyment or appreciation of said albums. )
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28 March 2014
1 May 2011
There's a separate unique thread for the DVD. Can't link too it a quick search will bring it up.
"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
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