180g Vinyl Pressing of Soul-Tinged 1975 Album Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Cut at Capitol Studios
While it's generally accepted that George Harrison bloomed late as a Beatles songwriter, there's no denying it was worth the wait. The release of All Things Must Pass, in 1970, was like unstopping a bottle. An ambitious triple-album, it set the template for the nine studio albums that would follow. Harrison continued to shape and redefine his music and legacy with a string of prolific and poignant releases throughout the remainder of the '70s and early-80s.
1975's soul-tinged, Extra Texture, served as Harrison's final album on Apple Records. Leon Russell plays piano on "Tired Of Midnight Blue," and for some of the sessions, he was joined by guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, plus Jim Keltner, Paul Stallworth, and David Foster from new band Attitudes, who were later signed by George's newly formed Dark Horse label. Two of the LP's songs date from 1974 sessions for Dark Horse at George's home studio: the soulful love song "Can't Stop Thinking About You" and the backing track of "His Name Is ‘Legs' (Ladies & Gentlemen)."
"The songs on Extra Texture are as introspective as any of George's albums. The first track is what he would call a pop song and the last song is an eccentric homage to Bonzo Dog "Legs" Larry Smith. But in between are tracks with strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. They are moody and personal and some of my favourites." – Olivia Harrison