George Harrison – Wonderwall Music (1968/2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

George Harrison – Wonderwall Music (1968/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:23 | 1,08 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

The first Beatle solo album — as well as the first Apple album — was a minor eruption of the pent-up energies of George Harrison, who was busy composing this offbeat score to the film Wonderwall as Magical Mystery Tour raced up the charts. With the subcontinental influence now firmly in the driver’s seat, the score is mostly given over to the solemn, atmospheric drones of Indian music. Yet, as a whole, it’s a fascinating if musically slender mishmash of sounds from East and West, everything casually juxtaposed or superimposed without a care in the world. Harrison himself does not appear as a player or singer; rather, he presides over the groups of Indian and British musicians, with half of the cues recorded in London, the other half in Bombay. The Indian tracks are professionally executed selections cut into film cue-sized bites, sometimes mixed up with a rock beat, never permitted to develop much. Touches of Harrison’s whimsical side can be heard in the jaunty, honky tonk, tack piano-dominated “Drilling a Home” and happy-trails lope of “Cowboy Museum,” as well as a title like “Wonderwall to Be Here.” Occasionally, the overt footsteps of a Beatle can be heard: “Party Secombe” is a medium-tempo rock track that should remind the connoisseur of “Flying”; “Dream Scene” has Indian vocals moving back and forth between the loudspeakers over backwards electronic loops. As this and Harrison’s second experimental release, Electronic Sound, undoubtedly proved, pigeonholing this Beatle was a dangerous thing. (AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell)


01. Microbes (2014 Mix)
02. Red Lady Too (2014 Mix)
03. Tabla And Pakavaj (2014 Mix)
04. In The Park (2014 Mix)
05. Drilling A Home (2014 Mix)
06. Guru Vandana (2014 Mix)
07. Greasy Legs (2014 Mix)
08. Ski-ing (2014 Mix)
09. Gat Kirwani (2014 Mix)
10. Dream Scene (2014 Mix)
11. Party Seacombe (2014 Mix)
12. Love Scene (2014 Mix)
13. Crying (2014 Mix)
14. Cowboy Music (2014 Mix)
15. Fantasy Sequins (2014 Mix)
16. On The Bed (2014 Mix)
17. Glass Box (2014 Mix)
18. Wonderwall To Be Here (2014 Mix)
19. Singing Om (2014 Mix)
20. In The First Place (Bonus Track)
21. Almost Shankara (Bonus Track)
22. The Inner Light (Alternative Take Instrumental / Bonus Track)