• George Harrison - Cloud Nine
    (Dark Horse Records  1987  WX123)

    Sleeve & Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition


    George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, but most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", the Beatles' second most-covered song.

    Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement and became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band's break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. He also organized the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. Harrison was a music and film producer as well as a musician; he founded Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founded HandMade Films in 1978.

    Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer, and in 1988 co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

    Harrison's first marriage, to Pattie Boyd, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani. Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India, in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left almost £100 million in his will.

    Cloud Nine is George Harrison's tenth studio album, recorded and released in 1987 after a five-year hiatus from his recording career. Including the hit single "Got My Mind Set on You", Cloud Nine re-established Harrison as a critically acclaimed and commercially significant recording artist. It is the last studio album released during his lifetime.

    Track listing

    All songs by George Harrison, except where noted.

    Side one
    1. "Cloud 9" – 3:15
    2. "That's What It Takes" (Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Gary Wright) – 3:59
    3. "Fish on the Sand" – 3:22
    4. "Just for Today" – 4:06
    5. "This Is Love" (Harrison, Lynne) – 3:48
    6. "When We Was Fab" (Harrison, Lynne) – 3:57
    Side two
    1. "Devil's Radio" – 3:52
    2. "Someplace Else" – 3:51
    3. "Wreck of the Hesperus" – 3:31
    4. "Breath Away from Heaven" – 3:36
    5. "Got My Mind Set on You" (Rudy Clark) – 3:52


    The following personnel was credited in the liner notes.

    • George Harrison – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, sitar
    • Jeff Lynne – vocals, acoustic, electric and bass guitars, keyboards
    • Eric Clapton – electric guitar
    • Elton John – piano
    • Gary Wright – piano
    • Ringo Starr – drums
    • Jim Keltner – drums
    • Ray Cooper – drums, percussion
    • Jim Horn – baritone and tenor sax
    • Bobby Kok – cello
    • Vicki Brown – lead vocals (on "Shanghai Surprise")

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