|Somewhere In England - Front Cover||Somewhere In England - Rear Cover|
|Somewhere In England - Inner Sleeve Front||Somewhere In England - Inner Sleeve Rear
Yes, George IS covered in needles !
Needles are by Zion Yu
Somewhere in Yin Yang.
|Catalogue No.||K 56870
K4 56870 (cassette)
|Release date||5th June 1981|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||George Harrison's eleventh solo album release.
Credited to George Harrison
Produced by George and Ray Cooper.
George - Lead vocals and guitars, plus synthesisers and keyboards
Ringo - Drums (on "All Those Years Ago" on 19th November 1980)
Paul - Backing vocals (on "All Those Years Ago")
Linda - Backing vocals (on "All Those Years Ago")
Denny Laine - Backing vocals (on "All Those Years Ago")
Ray Cooper - Drums, keyboards, synthesisers, percussion
Jim Keltner - Drums
Dave Mattacks - Drums
Willie Weeks - Bass
Herbie Flowers - Bass, tuba
Gary Brooker - Keyboards and synthesisers
Al Kooper - Keyboards and synthesisers
Mike Moran - Keyboards and synthesisers
Neil Larson - Keyboards and synthesisers
Tom Scott - Lyricon, horns
Alla Rakha - Tabla.
Recording took place from 30th October 1979 through to 23rd September 1980 on and off, when the first version of the album was completed. Recordings re-commence in November on the new tracks, which includes the first post-Beatles song to feature Paul, George and Ringo.
This L.P. was originally scheduled for release in October 1980, but the powers that be at Warner Brothers rejected
George's finished work, demanding something more "upbeat" ! George was instructed to replace four songs and to remix the
remaining pieces. His idea for the album cover was also rejected.
And the four new songs that replaced those were :
The original cover planned by George was his picture superimposed onto a map of England, but above you can see the
final version. The 2004 C.D. issue re-instated the original cover which is shown below.
Special thanks are also given (amongst others) to Spike Milligan and Michael Palin.
Sri Krishna says in Bhagavadgita:
"There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you.
|Blood From A Clone||Harrison||One of the four "replacement" songs.
An attack on the record company that rejected the first version of this album.
|Unconsciousness Rules||Harrison||Sounds like an attack on disco.||3:04|
|Life Itself||Harrison||A religious song||4:25|
|All Those Years Ago||Harrison||One of the four "replacement" songs.
For full detail see The Single
|Baltimore Oriole||Webster-Carmichael||Originally a song from 1944.||3:58|
|Teardrops||Harrison||One of the four "replacement" songs.
For detail see The Single
|That Which I Have Lost||Harrison||One of the four "replacement" songs.||3:44|
|Writing's On The Wall||Harrison||Released as a B-side of All Those Years Ago||4:00|
|Hong Kong Blues||Carmichael||Originally a song from 1938.||2:54|
|Save The World||Harrison||At the end of this track a short piece from George's first album "Wonderwall Music" can be heard. It is from "Crying".||4:54|
Second pressings (July 1988)
The album was re-issued with the same details.
1st March 2004 - Re-issued on Remastered C.D. in The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 Boxset (GHBOX 1) and separately with
catalogue number 594 0882.
The original cover artwork was restored for this release !
|Somewhere In England - C.D. Cover (and what was the Original Artwork)|
|Save The World||Harrison||4:29|