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George Harrison - Extra Texture ((Vinyl))
Personnel: George Harrison (vocals, guitar, piano, Moog synthesizer); "Legs" Larry Smith (vocals); Jesse Ed Davis (guitar); Jim Horn (saxophone); Tom Scott, Chuck Findley (horns); Leon Russell, Nicky Hopkins (piano); Billy Preston (electric piano); David Foster, Gary Wright (keyboards); Paul Stallworth (bass, background vocals); Carl Radle, Klaus Voormann, Willie Weeks (bass); Jim Keltner (drums, percussion); Jim Gordon, Andy Newmark (drums); Norm Kinney (percussion).
Engineers: Norman Kinney, Phil McDonald.
Recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Rebounding from a poorly received 1974 American tour, Harrison returned in 1975 with one of his most well-crafted albums to date. Having realized that the record-buying public was no longer particularly interested in listening to his musical evocations of Eastern mysticism (and songs with titles like "The Lord Loves The One Who Loves The Lord"), Harrison reigned-in his spiritual leanings and concentrated on making music with more general appeal. One of the best songs on EXTRA TEXTURE is the hit single "You" a driving, big beat helping of Motown-like pop that Harrison had originally written for Ronnie Spector in 1971. Other highlights include "This Guitar Can't Keep From Crying, " a cryptic, minor-key sequel to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the late-night Philly-soul of "Can't Stop Thinking About You" and "His Name Is Legs," a quirky rocker (featuring former Bonzo Dog Band drummer, "Legs" Larry Smith) that proved that the ex-Beatle had not lost his sense of humor.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: Pop