|Living In The Material World - Front Cover
|Living In The Material World - Rear Cover
|Living In The Material World - Inside Gatefold
(with apologies for reflected glare, I will redo this shot !)
|Living In The Material World - Insert Front
|Living In The Material World - Insert Rear
|Living In The Material World - Inner Sleeve
(One side of vinyl label can be seen)
|21st June 1973
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :
|George Harrison's fifth solo album release.
George - Vocals, guitar
Ringo - Drums
Klaus Voorman - Bass
Nicky Hopkins - Keyboards
Gary Wright - Keyboards
Jim Keltner - Drums
Jim Gordon - Drums (Try Some, Buy Some)
Jim Horn - Saxophone, flutes
Zakir Hussein - Tabla
John Barham - Strings
Recording sessions for most of the tracks were from October 1972 through to January 1973 at the Apple Studios in Saville Row,
The album did very well for George in the U.K. album charts where it reached number 2.
The very glossy gatefold cover, also included some colourful and full packaging.
The thick brown card inner sleeve, has a wrap around insert containing all the lyrics on the inside, with some Indian works on the outer.
It is OM.
OM (or AUM) is the symbol of essence of Hinduism.
You will see "Om" very often when looking through the works of George Harrison.
On the run-out groove, the A-side has "HARE KRSNA", and the B-side has "HARE RAMA" stamped.
This L.P. sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
|Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
|The only single released from the album, see Give Me Love
|Sue Me, Sue You Blues
|Written when Paul was suing the other three Beatles
|The Light That Has Lighted The World
|Originally intended as a B-side to a Cilla Black single.
|Don't Let Me Wait Too Long
|A McGuinness-Flint style love song
|Who Can See It
|A wry comment within, of playing second fiddle in the Beatles.
|Living In The Material World
|Includes references to John, Paul and Ringo
|The Lord Loves The One
(That Loves The Lord)
|Religious beliefs to the front.
|Be Here Now
|Written in Nichols Canyon, L.A. in April 1971
|Try Some, Buy Some
|Originally written for Ronnie Spector, and recorded in February 1971.
The single then flopped, but George still liked the song, so he slowed the
tempo on the original instrumental track and added his own vocals.
|The Day The World Gets 'Round
|Written the day after the Bangla Desh concert.
|That Is All
|A love song.
27th January 1992 - a first C.D. issue on Parlophone with catalogue number CDPAS 10006 with no bonus tracks.
25th September 2006 - Re-issued as a remastered, deluxe, limited edition `digi-pack in a box' set including:
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM WITH 2 BONUS TRACKS:
OR also available as a standard C.D.
OR LIMITED EDITION VINYL (vinyl release October 2006) : The original album with 2 bonus tracks, all newly re-mastered (denoted on front sticker).
Original artwork + expanded booklet (16 pages).
Catalogue number 366 8991
|Living In The Material World - 2006 Vinyl Cover (Rear)
|Living In The Material World - Front Sticker
22nd September 2014 - Remastered and re-issued again as included in the boxset - The Apple Years 1968-75
An eight disc boxset which failed to find any chart interest.
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