George Harrison: Danny Boy/Bridge Over Troubled Waters and studio noodling (c1970)

 |   |  <1 min read

George Harrison: Danny Boy/Bridge Over Troubled Waters and studio noodling (c1970)

One of the great things about being filthy rich (like George Harrison was post-Beatles), at last having time on your hands and your own studio in your mansion (although admittedly he did have to do a lot of work on the place which was in derelict condition) is you get to fool around.

And clearly from the evidence of this five minutes of playing around with vocal effects, slide guitar and so on, Harrison really did get to fool about and enjoy himself.

Of course, the end result of this noodling came to nowt . . . although somewhere along the line at the time he also spent days and days refining his songs into the album that was All Things Must Pass.

So messin' about like this was probably well deserved downtime.

Almost sounds like he was having fun, which must have been welcome after those closing overs of the Beatles, the looming litigation, sleeping on the floor in his newly purchased Friar Park because there were few habitable rooms and functioning facilities . . .

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Bob Dylan:Belle Isle (1970)

Bob Dylan:Belle Isle (1970)

Because of the length and breadth of his catalogue, it is hardly surprising Bob Dylan should have appeared at From the Vaults from time to time (see here), not always with great, lost songs either.... > Read more

Daniel Lentz: On the Leopard Altar (1984)

Daniel Lentz: On the Leopard Altar (1984)

To be fair to Paul McCartney, he's always said he can't pick a hit single and never knows if he's written one until people line up to buy it. Even so, when Mojo magazine asked him in '97 -- as... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE LEGACY OF GUILT: A LIFE OF THOMAS KENDALL by JUDITH BINNEY

THE LEGACY OF GUILT: A LIFE OF THOMAS KENDALL by JUDITH BINNEY

Had 19th-century missionary Thomas Kendall remained in England he may have enjoyed a rewarding, if undramatic, career ministering to a modest parish. He certainly would have had a less demanding... > Read more

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: George D. Henderson of the Puddle

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: George D. Henderson of the Puddle

George D. Henderson founded Dunedin's psych-pop band the Puddle in 1983/84 and over the following decade the group recorded an EP, an album and a single for Flying Nun, all of which are curently... > Read more