torsdag 3 november 2016

George Harrison - Wonderwall Music (1st Solo Album UK 1968)

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Wonderwall Music is George Harrison's first solo album and the soundtrack to the film Wonderwall. The songs are virtually all instrumental, except for some non-English vocals and a slowed-down spoken word track. The songs were recorded in December 1967 in England, and January 1968 in Bombay, India. Wonderwall Music is notable for being the first official solo album by one of the Beatles as well as Apple Records' first LP release.

The album is currently out of print.

The recordings for the album were started in December 1967 in England. The rest was recorded on 9–15 January 1968 in Bombay, India. Also recorded during the Indian sessions was the backing track to "The Inner Light", which became the B-side to "Lady Madonna", the final Beatles single on Parlophone Records.

Some of the musician's credits are pseudonyms for Harrison, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr. Harrison is listed merely as producer, arranger and writer for the album. Peter Tork of the Monkees also played banjo (specifically, one borrowed from Paul McCartney), but was not credited. Tork has stated that his brief recording features in the movie, but not on the soundtrack album. Part of the track "Crying" was used as a coda to Harrison's 1981 album Somewhere in England, at the very end of "Save the World".

All of the tracks were composed by Harrison, and it was the first official solo album by a Beatle. It was the first album release on the newly formed Apple Records, appearing in November 1968, a few weeks before The Beatles. It would also be the first Apple record to be deleted.

In the CD liner notes, Harrison's description of the recording done in England is revealing: "I had a regular wind-up stopwatch and I watched the film to 'spot-in' the music with the watch. I wrote the timings down in my book, then I'd go to Abbey Road, make up a piece, record it." While the tracks recorded in England were made on multitrack recording machines and remixed, the Indian portions were recorded live to two-track stereo.


England (December 1967):

 John Barham – piano, flügelhorn 

 Colin Manley – guitar, steel guitar 
 Tony Ashton – jangle piano, organ 
 Philip Rogers – bass guitar 
 Roy Dyke – drums 
 Tommy Reilly – harmonica 
 Eddie Clayton (Eric Clapton) – guitar 
 Richie Snare (Ringo Starr) – drums 
 Big Jim Sullivan – guitar 
 Peter Tork – banjo (uncredited)

India (January 1968):

 Aashish Khan – sarod 

 Mahapurush Misra – tabla, pakavaj 
 Sharad Jadev – shehnai 
 Hanuman Jadev – shehnai 
 Shambu-Das – sitar 
 Indril Bhattacharya – sitar 
 Shankar Ghosh – sitar 
 Chandra Shekhar – surbahar 
 Shivkumar Sharma – santoor 
 S. R. Kenkare – flute 
 Vinaik Vora – thar-shehnai 
 Rij Ram Desad – harmonium, tabla-tarang 

All songs by George Harrison.

01."Microbes" – 3:42 

02."Red Lady Too" – 1:56 
03."Tabla and Pakavaj" – 1:05 
04."In the Park" – 4:08 
05."Drilling a Home" – 3:08 
06."Guru Vandana" – 1:05 
07."Greasy Legs" – 1:28 
08."Ski-ing" – 1:50 
09."Gat Kirwani" – 1:15 
10."Dream Scene" – 5:26 
11."Party Seacombe" – 4:34 
12."Love Scene" – 4:17 
13."Crying" – 1:15 
14."Cowboy Music" – 1:29 
15."Fantasy Sequins" – 1:50 
16."On the Bed" – 2:22 
17."Glass Box" – 1:05 
18."Wonderwall to Be Here" – 1:25 
19."Singing Om" – 1:54

Tracks 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, and 18 were recorded in England, while tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 19 were recorded in India.