I'm strangely tempted to purchase another Harrison CD. Is t
B. J Lam | littleton, colorado United States | 06/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You are here, undoubtedly, with a certain question. Now that you have All Things Must Pass (unquestionably one of the tops of any post Beatles effort, by anyone) should my collection include even one more Harrison album. YES!! That one is Dark Horse. (For the record, I like '73's "Living in the Material World" a lot (Dark Horse is better). I think that '76's "Thirty Three and a Third" is okay, too. (75's "Extra Texture" is a disaster.)
In 1974, "Paul" released "Band on the Run" and the critics and radio stations seemed determined to make it Paul's masterpiece (and it is a way cool cd). To do so, they wrongly seemed determined to prevent "Dark Horse" from competing with it. Although the songs "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" and "Dark Horse" got a lot of airplay and were successful top 40 hits, the album received no acclaim at the time and critics and DJs seemed to be disgusted with George's voice hoarceness. You'll likely agree with me that his hoarceness likely improves George's voice! I never thought that Geo had a particularly strong or great voice and i like the character that his hoarceness adds. The critics simply had an agenda and their antenna were down. Don't repeat their mistake and don't miss out any longer on this 70s era classic.
In retrospect, Dark Horse has incredible song writing and musicianship and is definitely within the top ten post-Beatles music, by "anyone." :) Enjoy!!
Note: Musician credits on the cd include: George and Ringo, Tom Scott, Max Bennett (bass), Robin Ford (guitar), Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins Billy Preston, Andy Newmark, Gary Wright and others."