|Wonderwall Music - Front Cover||Wonderwall Music - Rear Cover|
|Wonderwall Music - Page 8 of C.D. Booklet
George, Jane Birkin, Ringo and the
cast of Wonderwall at the Cannes premiere
|Wonderwall Music - The C.D.|
|Catalogue No.||APCOR 1 (mono)
SAPCOR 1 (stereo)
TCSAPCOR 1 (cassette)
|Release date||1st November 1968|
|U.K. L.P. Chart Detail :||Did NOT chart|
|Detail :||George Harrison's first solo album release and the FIRST SOLO release by a Beatle, and the first Apple album release ...
but also the first Beatle solo release to be deleted !
Credited to George Harrison, although bizarrely George did NOT play on the album.
John Barham - Piano and flugelhorn
Tommy Reilly - Harmonica
Colin Manley - Guitar and Steel guitar
Tony Ashton - Jangle piano and Organ
Philip Rogers - Bass
Roy Dyke - Drums
Ringo and Eric Clapton are also rumoured to have played.
Note: Manley, Ashton, Dyke and Rogers were the Liverpool group "The Remo Four".
Ashish Khan - Sarod
Mahapurush Misra - Tabla and pakavaj
Sharad Jadev - Shanhai
Hanuman Jadev - Shanhai
Shambu-Das - Sitar
Indril Bhattacharya - Sitar
Shankar Ghosh - Sitar
Chandra Shakhet - Surbahar
Shiv Kumar Shermar - Santoor
S.R. Kenkare - Flute
Vinaik Vora - Thar-shanhai
Rij Ram Desad - Harmonium nad tablatarang
This album was the soundtrack to the 1968 film Wonderwall, which starred Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Irene Handl, and Richard Wattis. The film received it's World premiere at the Cannes film festival 17th May 1968, at which George and Ringo both attended. The director was Joe Mussot, who was a personal friend of George's, and invited him to compose the music for the film. George was shown an unfinished version of the film, and made home recordings of each theme which he used as an outline in the actual recordings. But, many were just basic outlines, and George relied on the experience of the musicians to expand and develop the themes in the studio.
All the English titles were recorded in London in December 1967, and the Indian titles were recorded in E.M.I.'s studios in Bombay between 9th and 17th January 1968 (incidentally, the same sessions produced the backing track for "The Inner Light").
The album sleeve was designed by Bob Gill, John Kelly and Alan Aldridge, with the front cover painting by Bob Gill.
The catalogue number was originally going to be STAP 1, as can be seen in the run-out groove where it appears crossed out.
Want info on the film ? ... click here for a brilliant Wonderwall web-site.
|Red Lady Too||Harrison||1:55|
|Table And Pakavaj||Harrison||1:05|
|In The Park||Harrison||4:08|
|Drilling A Home||Harrison||3:07|
|On The Bed||Harrison||2:21|
|Wonderwall To Be Here||Harrison||1:25|
1983 - For many years in the U.K. in the 80's, the only listing of this album was as an E.M.I. import from E.M.I. France on catalogue number 2C 066 90490
SAPCOR 1 - A stereo only version in a gatefold cover, plus inner sleeve is now worth about £20.
June 1992 a C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CD SAPCOR 1 with no bonus tracks (International number CDP 7 98706 2).
It is digitally remastered by Ron Furmanek from the original two-track stereo master mix tapes.
It comes with a terrific 12 page booklet containing many shots of the time and the story of "Wonderwall" by Derek Taylor. The re-issue package is by Phil Smee at Waldo's design.
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