Wonderwall Music George Harrison

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Album info

Album-Release:
1968

HRA-Release:
28.01.2015

Label: Universal Music

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Classic Rock

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • 1Microbes03:44
  • 2Red Lady Too01:56
  • 3Tabla And Pakavaj01:05
  • 4In The Park04:10
  • 5Drilling A Home03:08
  • 6Guru Vandana01:08
  • 7Greasy Legs01:28
  • 8Ski-ing01:50
  • 9Gat Kirwani01:15
  • 10Dream Scene05:27
  • 11Party Seacombe04:34
  • 12Love Scene04:16
  • 13Crying01:17
  • 14Cowboy Music01:30
  • 15Fantasy Sequins01:50
  • 16On The Bed02:22
  • 17Glass Box01:07
  • 18Wonderwall To Be Here01:27
  • 19Singing Om01:57
  • 20In The First Place03:17
  • 21Almost Shankara05:00
  • 22The Inner Light03:43
  • Total Runtime57:31

Info for Wonderwall Music

The compositions on this album were written for the unreleased film "Wonderwall". The first Beatle solo album -- as well as the first Apple album -- was a minor eruption of the pent-up energies of George Harrison, who was busy composing this offbeat score to the film Wonderwall as Magical Mystery Tour raced up the charts. With the subcontinental influence now firmly in the driver's seat, the score is mostly given over to the solemn, atmospheric drones of Indian music.

Yet, as a whole, it's a fascinating if musically slender mishmash of sounds from East and West, everything casually juxtaposed or superimposed without a care in the world. Harrison himself does not appear as a player or singer; rather, he presides over the groups of Indian and British musicians, with half of the cues recorded in London, the other half in Bombay.

The Indian tracks are professionally executed selections cut into film cue-sized bites, sometimes mixed up with a rock beat, never permitted to develop much. Touches of Harrison's whimsical side can be heard in the jaunty, honky tonk, tack piano-dominated "Drilling a Home" and happy-trails lope of "Cowboy Museum," as well as a title like "Wonderwall to Be Here." Occasionally, the overt footsteps of a Beatle can be heard: "Party Secombe" is a medium-tempo rock track that should remind the connoisseur of "Flying"; "Dream Scene" has Indian vocals moving back and forth between the loudspeakers over backwards electronic loops. As this and Harrison's second experimental release, Electronic Sound, undoubtedly proved, pigeonholing this Beatle was a dangerous thing.“ (Richard S. Ginell)

George Harrison, piano, Mellotron, electric and acoustic guitars
John Barham, piano, flugelhorn, harmonium, orchestral arrangement
Colin Manley, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar
Tony Ashton, tack piano, organ, Mellotron, piano
Philip Rogers, bass
Roy Dyke, drums
Tommy Reilly, harmonica
Eric Clapton, electric guitar
Ringo Starr, drums
Big Jim Sullivan, bass
Peter Tork, banjo
The Fool, flutes, reed instruments
Aashish Khan, sarod
Mahapurush Misra, tabla, pakavaj
Sharad Kumar, shehnai
Hanuman Jadev, shehnai
Shambu Das, sitar
Indril Bhattacharya, sitar
Shankar Ghosh, tabla
Chandrashekhar Naringrekar, surbahar
Shivkumar Sharma, santoor
S.R. Kenkare, bansuri
Vinayak Vora, tar shehnai
Rijram Desad, harmonium, tabla tarang

Recorded from November 1967 – February 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London; HMV Studios, Bombay Produced by George Harrison

Digitally remastered


George Harrison
MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an influential English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. Following the band's demise, Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys super group where he was known as both Nelson Wilbury and Spike Wilbury. He was also a film producer, with his production company Handmade Films, involving people as diverse as Madonna and the members of Monty Python. From an initial exposure whilst a member of the Beatles, he maintained a high public profile regarding his religious and spiritual life.

Booklet for Wonderwall Music

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