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Overlooked & out-of-print, but one of George's best.
The Man On The Flaming Pie | The Foothills of the Headlands | 07/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of the albums George Harrison released in between All Things Must Pass and Cloud Nine, this is my favorite. Despite the uncharacteristically boring packaging, his self-titled album finds George more in his element than he had been in the past six years (though the subject of God is conspicuously absent, or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough).
The optimistic "Love Comes To Everyone" sets the mood for the album. Although it's a great song, the best is yet to come. "Not Guilty" is a great song that George had since the Beatles' White Album sessions (why the Beatles never used it is unknown--they recorded over 100 takes!). "Here Comes The Moon" (a "little brother" to "Here Comes The Sun") was written in Hawaii after George witnessed the sun setting as the moon came up...beautiful song, very visual. I don't particularly care for "Soft-Hearted Hana," as it seems somewhat out of place on this album. It's quirky, though it doesn't spoil the album's mood. "Blow Away" & "Faster" (my two favorites) prove that, although his music wasn't the most commercial, George could still write an A1 pop song. "Dark Sweet Lady" & "Your Love Is Forever" (two of my other personal favorites) are both soft & warm. "Dark Sweet Lady" has a spanish feel to it. "Soft Touch" was written about George's newly-born son and is another warm, sweet song. "If You Believe" kicks up the tempo slightly and finishes the album on a happy, hopeful note--full circle."
The equal of many a fine Beatle's album if not as innovative
Andrew Chernoff | Reisterstown, MD United States | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The one thing I must tell you is that if you are a Beatle's fan and cherish the upbeat mood, craftmanship and consistency of the finest Beatle albums, buy this if you can find it. It's a no brainer!I have retained the vinyl copy I bought in college when it came out in 1979 and revisit it frequently and repeatedly. I could never understand how this Beatle-related gem became such an unknown item...probably just buried under the overall prolific magnitude of the whole Beatles thing combined with the changes in pop music sensabilities at the time of release. It doesn't matter...the fact is it is a finely crafted Beatle-esque gem! Solid songwriting, fine musicianship by George and crew, GEorge Martin-like production, variety of sounds and moods and musical influences, great flow from tune to tune from start to finish. Innovative pop? Probably not! Rock? No. THe Beatles already covered so much of these grounds during their peak years. But I'd argue this is one of the highest quality and one of the most "Beatle-esque" recorded results of all their varied solo albums."
Ghosts from the past
Michael C. Browning | Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States | 03/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't own the CD of this album. I bought the vinyl back when it came out in the late '70s and lost it. Recently my brother died and his whole huge record collection was left behind. I brought it down and found four of Harrison's albums in it, including this one. It was a revelation, after nearly 25 years, to listen to the vinyl recording again. How well it stands up! Practically every cut is remarkable. My favorite is "Your Love is Forever," which is truly beautiful, with the guitar "chimes" just echoing glassily over the chords and vocals. It's one of the most beautiful songs Harrison ever did, though there is much to choose from on this album. Sometimes you can go home again. Highly recommended."