Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds
George Harrison - Early Takes Volume 1

by Kevin Wierzbicki

.
At first glance this 10-song set of previously unreleased versions of familiar Harrison songs, consisting mostly of demos, may seem like a typical "unplugged" collection. It is, however, far more than that. True, most of the songs are performed acoustically or with a minimum of electric accompaniment but it is exactly this lack of embellishment that allows the listener to get closer to the late artist. The demo version of "My Sweet Lord" presented here, bereft of its weepy slide guitar solos and Hare Krishna chants, sounds so intimate that the listener almost feels like he's eavesdropping on Harrison's prayer. Indeed some of the other highly spiritual numbers like a demo of "All Things Must Pass" and an early take on "Awaiting on You All" are delivered in such a personal manner that the listener can't help but share in Harrison's yearning and undoubtedly there'll be a few who'll tear up as they listen. George of course would have wanted just the opposite reaction; his search for God through his music always referenced the joy that comes with enlightenment. Of special interest to Oasis fans will be the demo version of "Run of the Mill;" the Gallagher brothers have never made a secret of their love for the Beatles but this stripped-down version of the song (the produced version is on All Things Must Pass) reveals itself to be the inspiration for at least half a dozen Oasis tunes. Early Takes Volume 1 is a very worthy addition to any Harrison collection and, while no further release dates have been announced as of yet, the album title hints that there's more to come.

.

George Harrison - Early Takes Volume 1
Rating:


Share this article


More articles for this artist .


...end





.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock: Sammy Hagar Open To Van Halen Reunion Including David Lee Roth- Rush Premiere Long Lost Song- Slipknot's Corey Taylor Challenges Gene Simmons' Claim- A7X- more

Day in Pop Suge Knight and Katt Williams Charged With Robbery- Garth Brooks Previewing New Album As Halloween Treat- Taylor Swift and Beyonce Mashup Goes Online- more

Yesterday's Day in Rock: David Gilmour Reflects On The End Of Pink Floyd- Foo Fighters Preview New Song Congregation- Machine Head Preview New Album- Led Zeppelin- Sixx A.M.- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock



.
Top Rock News Stories

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Sammy Hagar Open To Van Halen Reunion Including David Lee Roth

Rush Premiere Long Lost Song

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Challenges Gene Simmons' Claim

Avenged Sevenfold Documentary Coming

Dave Grohl Already Planning Next Foo Fighters Album

Allman Brothers Band Surprise Fans At Final Concert

Bob Seger Expands North American Ride Out Tour

Slayer's Kerry King Shares His Own Little Slice Of Hell

Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach Mixing It Up With Aliken

Anthrax Making Progress On New Album

Peter Gabriel To Offer Recordings From Upcoming Concerts

Top Pop News Stories

Today's Full Day in Pop Report

Suge Knight and Katt Williams Charged With Robbery

Garth Brooks Previewing New Album As Halloween Treat

Taylor Swift and Beyonce Mashup Goes Online

Marvin Gaye's Family Win Court Ruling Robin Thicke and Pharrell Case

Dr. Luke Files Lawsuit Against Kesha's Mother

Phil Collins Upset With Adele

Sam Smith Duets With Ed Sheeran

Nas Surprises With New Song At Run the Jewels Release Party

Lady Antebellum and Keith Apicary Team for 'Freestyle' Video

Zac Brown Band To Play College Football Championship Tailgate Party

Public Enemy Deluxe Reissues Set For Release

Latest Reviews

Recent Reviews and Interviews

Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

Culted - Oblique to All Paths

Scott Ian - Swearing Words in Glasgow

Lordi - Scare Force One

Road Trip: Styx Rocks Cozumel, Mexico Aboard The Carnival Breeze

Anubis Gate - Horizons

Rock Reads: Excess All Areas: Demands and Idiosyncracies of Rock Icons on Tour

Riot V - Unleash the Fire

Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare

Classics: Virgin Steele - Invictus

Manilow - Cease and Desist

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email- Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2014 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.