Gone Troppo

George Harrison
 
Gone Troppo - Front Cover Gone Troppo - Rear Cover
Gone Troppo - Front Cover Gone Troppo - Rear Cover
Gone Troppo - Inner Sleeve Front Gone Troppo - Inner Sleeve Rear
Gone Troppo - Inner Sleeve Front Gone Troppo - Inner Sleeve Rear

Label Dark Horse
Catalogue No. 923734 1
923734 4 (cassette)
Release date 8th November 1982
Total time 39:08
U.K. Album Chart Detail : Did NOT chart.
Detail : George Harrison's eleventh solo album release.
Credited to George Harrison
Produced by George, Ray Cooper and Phil McDonald.

Once again, George refused to promote his latest release. No adverts, no interviews, and the first single release was not the most commercial track ... hence the non-existent chart performance.
Also with the bizarre cover and some odd songs, it did rather sound like a private joke ... which included the title track "Gone Troppo", which is an expression meaning: Going mad in the heat of the tropics.

Recording sessions ran from 5th May until 27th August 1982 at George's Friar Park studios.

The cover design is utterly surreal, which is credited to "Legs" Larry Smith, and even includes a very long method for making cement !?
The cover photograph of George is by Terry O'Neill.
As well as the illuminating cement description, the inner sleeve contains the lyrics.


Side 1

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Wake Up My Love Harrison George - Lead vocals, guitars and bass
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Mike Moran - Keyboards and synthesiser
Ray Cooper - Percussion
3:33
That's The Way It Goes Harrison George - Lead vocals, guitars and synthesiser
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Herbie Flowers - Bass
Mike Moran - Keyboard and synthesiser
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Willie Greene - Bass voice
3:32
I Really Love You Swearingen George does doo-wop, an old tune from 1961.
George - Vocals
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Herbie Flowers - Bass
Mike Moran - Keyboards
Ray Cooper - Feet, Fender rhodes, glockenspiel
Willie Greene - Backing vocals
Bobby King - Backing vocals
Pico Pena - Backing vocals
2:53
Greece Harrison Instrumental.
George - Guitars and voice (but, it's an instrumental !)
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Herbie Flowers - Bass
Mike Moran - Keyboards and synthesiser
Billy Preston - Keyboards and synthesiser
3:57
Gone Troppo Harrison A strange track indeed.
George - Vocals, guitars, marimba, jal-tarang
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Herbie Flowers - Bass
Mike Moran - Keyboards
Ray Cooper - Percussion, marimba, and effects
Jim Keltner - Percussion
Joe Brown - Backing vocals
Vicki Brown - Backing vocals
4:27

Side 2

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Mystical One Harrison George - Lead vocal, guitars, mandolin and synthesiser
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Herbie Flowers - Bass
Mike Moran - Keyboards
Ray Cooper - Percussion and synthesiser
Joe Brown - Mandolin
3:43
Unknown Delight Harrison George - Lead vocal, guitars and synthesiser
Jim Keltner - Drums
Willie Weeks - Bass
Neil Larsen - Piano
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Gary Brooker - Synthesiser
Willie Greene - Backing vocals
Bobby King - Backing vocals
Pico Pena - Backing vocals
4:14
Baby Don't Run Away Harrison George - Vocals and synthesiser
Jim Keltner - Drums
Mike Moran - Bass synthesiser, keyboard and synthesiser
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Billy Preston - Backing vocals
Rodina Sloan - Backing vocals
3:57
Dream Away Harrison Recorded 7th December 1980
Intended for the closing credits of "The Time Bandits", this is a reworked version.
George - Vocals and guitars
Dave Mattacks - Drums
Alan Jones - Bass
Mike Moran - Piano and synthesiser
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Billy Preston - Backing vocals
Syreeta - Backing vocals
Sarah Ricor - Backing vocals
4:27
Circles Harrison George revives an unused track from his Beatle days written in India in 1968.
George - Lead vocals, guitars, bass and synthesiser
Henry Spinetti - Drums
Billy Preston - Organ and piano
Mike Moran - Synthesiser
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Jon Lord - Synthesiser
3:45


Released Versions

First pressings (1982)
    923734-1 - With printed inner sleeve is worth about 10.

Second pressings (July 1988)
    The album was re-issued with the same details, except the catalogue number which now has a "K" preceding it.

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 0892.
This has a running time of 45:10 as it adds one bonus track of :
Track Composer Time
Mystical One Harrison 6:01
The bonus track is a demo version of the first track on side 2 and was written on a rainy day in St. Barts and recorded in May 1982.
This C.D. does NOT come with a booklet ! ... the front cover is part of a large sheet, eight times the size of a C.D. cover and folded three times.
The artwork and lyrics are expanded from the original release, with some new photographs and full lyrics.
Re-mastering was by Simon Heyworth and John Etchells at Super Audio Mastering, Devon.
Dark Horse Years - Gone Troppo


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