Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison – ***

First released: 1968

An obscure soundtrack from an even more obscure movie. The release of this on CD and the film on DVD have somewhat expanded the notoriety, but I have to admit I still have not seen this film, so I can’t really comment on it. What I can comment on is this soundtrack, which was George Harrison’s first solo album, but not really of rock music. In fact, George doesn’t even play on the entire record; he’s only the composer. There are some excellent experimental songs going on here, particularly in "Drilling a Home" and "Party Seacombe". Admittedly, this is not for all tastes, especially if you are not a fan of Harrison’s Indian-inspired music. The CD release from 1992 corrects the song title errors that occurred on the original LP release in the US.

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