1975 George Harrison – Extra Texture (Read All About It)

Extra Texture (Read All About It) is the sixth studio album by English musician George Harrison, released on 22 September 1975. It was Harrison’s final album under his contract with Apple Records and EMI, and the last studio album issued by Apple. The release came nine months after his troubled 1974 North American tour with Ravi Shankar and the poorly received Dark Horse album.

Among Harrison’s post-Beatles solo releases, Extra Texture is the only album on which his lyrics are devoid of any obvious spiritual message. It was recorded mostly in America rather than England, while Harrison was working in Los Angeles in his role as head of Dark Horse Records. Gary Wright, David Foster, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Leon Russell, Tom Scott, Billy Preston and Jim Horn were among the many contributing musicians. The keyboard-heavy arrangements incorporate elements of soul music and the influence of Smokey Robinson, signalling a further departure from the rock and folk-rock sound of Harrison’s popular early-1970s work. Contrasting with the musical content, the album’s art design conveys an upbeat mood and includes an unusual die-cut cover with a textured surface.

Tracks

You (George Harrison) 03:43
2  The Answer’s At The End (George Harrison) 05:33
3  This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying) (George Harrison) 04:13
4  Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You) (George Harrison) 04:00
5  World Of Stone (George Harrison) 04:44
6  A Bit More Of You (George Harrison) 00:45
7  Can’t Stop Thinking About You (George Harrison) 04:32
8  Tired Of Midnight Blue (George Harrison) 04:52
9  Grey Cloudy Lies (George Harrison) 03:42
10  His Name Is Legs (Ladies & Gentlemen) (George Harrison) 05:50

Musicians

1 You

BassCarl Radle
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsJim Keltner
ClavinetGary Wright
GuitarGeorge Harrison
OrganDavid Foster
PianoLeon Russell
SynthesizerDavid Foster
SaxJim Horn
VocalsGeorge Harrison


2 The Answer’s At The End

BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
OrganGary Wright
PianoDavid Foster
PercussionNorm Kinney
VocalsGeorge Harrison


3 This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)

Bass (synthesizer)George Harrison
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
Acoustic GuitarGeorge Harrison
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerGary Wright
VocalsGeorge Harrison


4 Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
Electric PianoGary Wright
HornsChuck Findley
HornsTom Scott
VocalsGeorge Harrison


5 World Of Stone

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
OrganGary Wright
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster
VocalsGeorge Harrison


7 Can’t Stop Thinking About You

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
Electric PianoDavid Foster
PianoNicky Hopkins
SynthesizerGary Wright
Background VocalsPaul Stallworth
VocalsGeorge Harrison


8 Tired Of Midnight Blue

BassPaul Stallworth
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
PercussionLeon Russell
VocalsGeorge Harrison


9 Grey Cloudy Lies

Bass (synthesizer)George Harrison
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarGeorge Harrison
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerGeorge Harrison
VocalsGeorge Harrison


10 His Name Is Legs (Ladies & Gentlemen)

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarGeorge Harrison
Electric PianoBilly Preston
PianoDavid Foster
PianoGeorge Harrison
HornsChuck Findley
HornsTom Scott
Background VocalsLarry Smith
VocalsGeorge Harrison

Liner Notes

Producer – George Harrison
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7)
Engineer – Norm Kinney
Mastered By – George Peckham
Recorded By (Basic Tracks) – Phil McDonald (Tracks 1, 10)

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Photography By – Henry Grossman

Mastered At A&M Mastering Studios
Recorded At A&M Studios
Remixed At A&M Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) EMI Records Ltd