12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded mostly at his Los Angeles home studio, Friar Park, Harrison’s eponymous 1979 album reflects a peaceful time of domesticity in his life—he had just married Olivia Trinidad Arias and shortly after their son Dhani was born. “Love Comes to Everyone” opens sounding not too unlike something Paul McCartney would have recorded with Wings, though here Eric Clapton provided a recognisable guitar intro (Clapton would later cover the tune on his 2005 album Back Home). The darker-toned “Not Guilty” was originally recorded with The Beatles in 1968 for The White Album, but was vetoed by Lennon and McCartney. If you’ve ever heard the tune on Anthology 3, you’ll notice how much mellower and slow-grooving this one is—as if Harrison had recorded it with members of Steely Dan and Bread. Keeping with darker themes, “Here Comes the Moon” was a lyrical successor to “Here Comes the Sun”, this one sounding like a soft-rock counterpart (check the acoustic demo of it on the bonus tracks). Easily the catchiest number here, “Blow Away” was the album’s lead single.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded mostly at his Los Angeles home studio, Friar Park, Harrison’s eponymous 1979 album reflects a peaceful time of domesticity in his life—he had just married Olivia Trinidad Arias and shortly after their son Dhani was born. “Love Comes to Everyone” opens sounding not too unlike something Paul McCartney would have recorded with Wings, though here Eric Clapton provided a recognisable guitar intro (Clapton would later cover the tune on his 2005 album Back Home). The darker-toned “Not Guilty” was originally recorded with The Beatles in 1968 for The White Album, but was vetoed by Lennon and McCartney. If you’ve ever heard the tune on Anthology 3, you’ll notice how much mellower and slow-grooving this one is—as if Harrison had recorded it with members of Steely Dan and Bread. Keeping with darker themes, “Here Comes the Moon” was a lyrical successor to “Here Comes the Sun”, this one sounding like a soft-rock counterpart (check the acoustic demo of it on the bonus tracks). Easily the catchiest number here, “Blow Away” was the album’s lead single.

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