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Format: CD
Sku: 60586213
UPC: 099923839026
UPC 14: 00099923839026
Release Date: 2/25/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Todd Rundgren ~ Various Artists
2. Devil's Radio - Masters Of Reality ~ Various Artists
3. I, Me, Mine - Marc Ford ~ Various Artists
4. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - Dave Davies ~ Various Artists
5. Here Comes The Sun - John Entwistle ~ Various Artists
6. Within You, Without You - Big Head Todd & The Monsters ~ Various Artists
7. Savoy Truffle - They Might Be Giants ~ Various Artists
8. I Want To Tell You - The Smithereens ~ Various Artists
9. Old Brown Shoe - Leslie West ~ Various Artists
10. Taxman - Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings ~ Various Artists
11. It's All Too Much - Wayne Kramer ~ Various Artists
12. Isn't It A Pity - Jay Bennet/Edward Burch ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes cover art by Milton Glazer.
Muze PNote Personnel: Chris Goss, Mark Hitt, Pat DiNizio (vocals, guitar); Marc Ford (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Leslie West (vocals, slide guitar); Steve Luongo (vocals, drums); Bill Wyman (vocals, percussion); Beverley Skeete (vocals, background vocals); Twiggy Ramirez, Mark Clarke (vocals); Terry Norman Taylor, Jim Babjak, Tommy Emmanuel (guitar); Nick Payn, Frank Mead (horns); Dave Amels (piano); Christopher Joyner (electric piano); Chris Clark (keyboards); Graham Broad (drums, percussion); Dennis Diken, Nick Lucero, Prarie Prince (drums); Bryan Myers (percussion); Berry Oakley (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Joe Berger; Stuart Epps; Todd Park Mohr.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John Kruth.
Muze PNote Recording information: Brandon Post Productions, Somers, NY; Flat Top's Wilderness Studios; House Of Vibes Studio, Highland Park, NJ; Show Place Studios, Dover, NJ; The Snake Ranch, London, England; Unique Recording, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Milton Glaser.
Muze PNote Arranger: Leslie West.
Muze PNote While overshadowed by the one-two punch of Lennon and McCartney, George Harrison was not only an integral part of the Beatles, but an accomplished solo artist who arguably outpaced his bandmates in the quality and breadth of his post-Fab Four work. After Harrison's death from brain cancer in November of 2001, a tribute to "the quiet Beatle" and his music was inevitable. Songs From the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison, released in March of 2003, finds Harrison contemporaries like Bill Wyman, John Entwistle, and Dave Davies contributing effective, if not particularly memorable versions of Harrison's words and music. His significant contributions to the Beatles catalog are represented -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Taxman," "Here Comes the Sun" -- as are highlights from his solo career, including "Devil's Radio" (from Cloud Nine), "Isn't It a Pity," and "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)." While performances on the album are generally good, the collection suffers a bit from the pacing issues that plague so many multi-artist compilations. For example, Big Head Todd & the Monsters' haunting take on "Within You, Without You" is followed by a sly, cheeky "Savoy Truffle" from They Might Be Giants. Both groups' versions are respectful without being trite, and innovative without losing the spark of the source material. But their collective effect is diminished by faulty sequencing. Other performances on Material World are worth noting. Not surprisingly, Todd Rundgren effortlessly replicates the grandeur of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and the MC5's Wayne Kramer captures perfectly the droning, trippy vibe of "It's All Too Much." The album concludes with Jay Bennett and Edward Burch's "Isn't It a Pity," the chorus of which seems like a gentle, but firm reminder from Harrison himself that it's better to give than to receive. To that end, a portion of Material World's profits are earmarked for the Material World Charitable Foundation, created in 1973 to sponsor diverse forms of artistic expression and the exploration of alternative life views and philosophies. Material World will no doubt be of value to collectors interested in the alternate versions of Harrison classics; for the rest, it's a musical document of the principles by which Harrison lived his life. ~ Johnny Loftus

Producer: Dirty Boys; Steve Luongo; Todd Park Mohr; Scott Kuchler (Compilation)

Engineer: Jim Roberts; Bryan Myers; Joe Berger; Kurt Reil; Stuart Epps; Todd Park Mohr; Ben Elliot

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/25/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8390
Music Label Name Label : Koch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00099923839026

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