Electronic Sound

George Harrison
 
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Album Front cover Electronic Sound - First Pressing Album Rear Cover
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Album Front Cover Electronic Sound - First Pressing Album Rear Cover
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Label A-Side Electronic Sound - First Pressing Label B-Side
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Label A-Side Electronic Sound - First Pressing Label B-Side
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Inner Sleeve Electronic Sound - First Pressing Inner Sleeve Detail
Electronic Sound - First Pressing Inner Sleeve Electronic Sound - First Pressing Inner Sleeve Detail
Electronic Sound - C.D. Front cover Electronic Sound - C.D. Rear Cover
Electronic Sound - C.D. Front Cover Electronic Sound - C.D. Rear Cover
Electronic Sound - The C.D.
Electronic Sound - The C.D.

Label Apple
Catalogue No. ZAPPLE 02
Release date 9th May 1969
Total time 43:46
U.K. Album Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart.
Detail : George Harrison's second solo album release, and the second (and final) release on Apple subsidiary label Zapple.
Credited to George Harrison.

George describes this album as:
"It could be called avant garde, but a more apt description
would be (in the words of my old friend Alvin) Avant garde clue !
.

The second side was recorded in November in 1968 in California, with Bernie Krause "assisting". Krause later said that the recording was simply an edit of the lesson he had given George of turning the machine on, that he had made the recordings and that George had "appropriated" them.
With side one recorded in George's home studio in Esher in 1969 on his newly purchased Moog Synthesiser, this is quite probably the very first album of solely synthesised sounds.

The cover has two paintings, both by George, who is credited with the sleeve design.
The inner sleeve contains the album credits, plus a quote from "Arthur Wax"which says ;
There are a lot of people around, making a lot of noise, here is some more.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Under The Mersey Wall Harrison February 1969 - Recorded at Esher in Merrie England with the assistance of Rupert and Jostick, The Siamese Twins.
George - Moog Synthesiser
18:39

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
No Time Or Space Harrison November 1968 - Recorded in California with the assistance of Bernie Krause.
George - Moog Synthesiser
25:07


Released Versions (Rarities)

First pressings (1969)
    ZAPPLE 02 - with inner sleeve including credits is worth about 80.

Re-Issue (1996).
    ZAPPLE 02 - with inner sleeve is worth about 20.

C.D.

June 1996 a digitally remastered C.D. was first issued on catalogue number 7243 8552392 2 with no bonus tracks, BUT amazingly the two tracks are reversed AND incorrectly named as each other !



©2002 Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages. All Rights Reserved.