Extra Texture (Read All About It)

George Harrison
 
Extra Texture - Front cover Extra Texture - Rear Cover
Extra Texture - Front Cover Extra Texture - Rear Cover
Extra Texture - Inner Sleeve Front Extra Texture - Inner Sleeve Rear
Extra Texture - Inner Sleeve Front Extra Texture - Inner Sleeve rear
Label Apple
Catalogue No. PAS 10009
Release date 9th September 1975
Total time
U.K. Album Chart Detail :
Entry Date :18th October 1975
Highest Position :16
Weeks in Chart :4
Detail : George Harrison's seventh solo album release, and last album on Apple.
Produced by OHNONOTHIMAGEN George Harrison.

The title "Extra Texture" had been suggested by Paul Stallworth who appears on three tracks.

The cover is a thicky than usual card with a textured feel to it. It was designed by Roy Kohara with photographs by Henry Grossman. The inner sleeve (shown above) just has the two pictures of George. The label is the same style as that used on the single You, with the Apple core.

George Peckham mastered the album as can be seen with two trademark quotes in the run-out grooves. The A-side run-out groove has "A PORKY TONE PRIME CUT" etched into it, whilst the B-side has a message from George P to George H. "OOH GEORGE, YOU'RE SUCH A DARK HORSE, LUV GEORGE"

Danny Kootch doesn't appear on this record.
Also not appearing on this record : Derek Taylor, Peter Sellers, Chuck Trammell, Dino Airali, Eric Idle, Dennis Killeen and Emil Richards.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
You Harrison This is another track left over from the Ronnie Spector sessions of February 1971. George uses the original instrumental backing track, and just adds his lead vocal.
George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Gordon - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
Carl Radle - Bass
Leon Russell - Piano
Gary Wright - Electric Piano
David Foster - Organ and Arp strings
Jim Horn - Saxophone
3:30
The Answer's At The End Harrison A song inspired by Sir Frankie Crisp's writing on the walls of George's Henley home.
George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Paul Stallworth - Bass
Norm Kinney - Percussion
Gary Wright - Organ
David Foster - Piano and string arrangement
5:30
This Guitar
(Can't Keep From Crying)
Harrison Almost a continuation of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (hence the title). George wrote this whilst on holiday in Hawaii.
George - Lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Arp bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Gary Wright - Arp strings
David Foster - Piano and string arrangement
4:11
Ooh Baby
(You Know That I Love You)
Harrison Dedicated to Smokey Robinson.
George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
Tom Scott - Horns
Chuck Findley - Horns
Gary Wright - Electric piano
3:50
World Of Stone Harrison George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
David Foster - Piano and Arp strings
Gary Wright - Organ
4:46

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
A Bit More Of You Harrison George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
David Foster - Electric piano and string arrangement
Gary Wright - Arp strings
Paul Stallworth - Backing vocals
0:45
Can't Stop Thinking About You Harrison George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
David Foster - Electric piano and string arrangement
Gary Wright - Arp strings
Paul Stallworth - Backing vocals
4:30
Tired Of Midnight Blue Harrison George was inspired to write this after a late night visit to a seedy club in L.A.
George - Lead vocals and guitar
Jim Keltner - Drums and percussion
Paul Stallworth - Bass
Leon Russell - Piano
4:50
Grey Cloudy Lies Harrison George - Lead vocals, guitar and Arp/Bass Moog
Jim Keltner - Drums
David Foster - Piano
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar
3:41
His Name Is Legs (Ladies And Gentlemen) Harrison Written about Larry Smith of the Bonzo`s (who else !?) who can be heard as a guest vocalist.
George - Lead vocals, acoustic piano and guitar
Andy Newmark - Drums
Willie Weeks - Bass
Billy Preston - Electric piano
David Foster - Tack piano
Tom Scott - Horns
Chuck Findley - Horns
Legs Larry "Smith" appears courtesy of the Oxfordshire County Council.
5:45


Released Versions

First pressings (1975)
    PAS 10009 - Textured cover with inner sleeve is worth about 10.
                          It is Deleted in 1980.

C.D.

27th January 1992, a first C.D. issue on Parlophone with catalogue number CD PAS 10009 with no bonus tracks.


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