|1. Any Road|
|2. P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)|
|3. Pisces Fish|
|4. Looking For My Life|
|5. Rising Sun|
|6. Marwa Blues|
|7. Stuck Inside A Cloud|
|8. Run So Far|
|9. Never Get Over You|
|10. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea|
|11. Rocking Chair In Hawaii|
A word too for the production work of Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison, don't believe what you read about this being overdubbed to sound like an ELO album. It probably is a bit "posher" than George originally intended but is sounds great - a cradle for George's voice and guitar as Dhani refers to it on the DVD.
Standout tracks for me are: Any Road, Pisces Fish, Looking for My Life, Marwa Blues, Stuck Inside a Cloud, Run So Far and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
There is not a bad song on here and is a great mix of Harrison's musical tastes and history, as well as his poetic and spiritual side. Brainwashed is another favourite of mine as it just sums up life at the moment.
Thanks for this great parting gift George and let it all begin again.
Get the edition with the extra DVD and watch it. You'd barely know that George is no longer with us. You'd barely know that hip hop and r&b have exploded around the world. This is old fashioned in the nicest possible sense, with acoustic guitars strummed by real people. Thank you, Jeff and Dhani, for making the album finished and not making it overdone.
But of course it wouldn't have worked without the songs. There are some of the best songs of George's career. The melodies and harmonies are lovely and although he maintained his middle eight problem to the end, the wit and humility of the man cover up the shortfalls he might have had. There are tinges of Wilburys, Petty and Dylan creeping through, with a smidgin of Magical Mystery Tour era strings giving us the taste of Beatles we might have expected. But nothing to excess.
My favourite track is "Inside A Cloud". Any of them could be a favourite. You know instantly this is heartfelt music, and nowhere more than in the slide guitar playing. Who is going to make sounds like that? If you want a guitar to weep, you can't ask George any longer.
Is this better than, say, "All Things Must Pass" or "Thirty-three and a third"? Yes and no. There is nothing so pointless as the Apple Jam tracks from the former and nothing so punchy as "This Song" from the latter. But it is just as good as anything any ex-Beatle has ever done. Quite simply, it is superb.
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