THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: GEORGE HARRISON - SEATTLE 1974

October 16, 2013 – 4:25 pm

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Alternate cover for those who want to have the Ravi Shankar, Tom Scott and Billy Preston songs on a separate disc. Thanks to 5yrsnojob for the additional artwork.

GEORGE HARRISON
Sue Me Sue You Blues [The Lost Tapes, 2CD]

Live at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA; November 4, 1974. Very good audience recording.

Gsparaco of collectorsmusicreviews wrote:

Sue Me Sue You Blues is a Russian copy of Live In Seattle 1974 (Gold Standard GS-96009/10). The sound quality is very good… The tape is valuable because it contains a rare extended jam on the opening song Hari’s On Tour. The musicians continue to jam for a while before Harrison comes out on stage. It would later be shortened… Something is played in the slow, thumping arrangement which completely baffles the audience. But Billy Preston plays a playful and energetic version of Will It Go Round In Circles which ignites the audience.

After Sue Me, Sue You Blues Harrison introduces Ravi Shankar and his part of the show. Luckily, the taper in Seattle didn’t turn off the recorder as tapers in other cities have, so the entire Shankar set is captured in its glory. The audience are extremely quiet as Harrison tries to convince the audience of the music’s importance. It is valuable because it is a rare performance of Jay Sri Kalij would later be dropped from the set. Cheparti receives the loudest ovation of the night for Shankar set. By the time they finish I Am Missing You the audience sound very thankful. As nice as the Indian music is, it goes on too long and tests everyone’s patience.

The show definitely improves with the long jam in For You Blue. Harrison introduced the band at this point before a short, “disco” version of Give Me Peace. A rare and excellent recording of the unreleased Soundstage Of The Mind is an asset for the Seattle tape. The rearrangement of In My Life follows but Harrison sings the last line “In my life, I’ve loved you all” instead of “I’ve loved God more” as he does later in the tour. The show ends with What Is Life? and the 10-minute long version of My Sweet Lord as the encore… Seattle is one of the best sounding and most complete tapes from this tour and is worth having.

Thanks to Phil for the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Audience recording > unknown fiddling about over the years > CDR > EAC > wav > flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. Hari’s On Tour (Express) (Harrison, listed as Opening Jam) 06:25 (11.2MB)
Track 102. Something (Harrison) 03:33 (6.1MB)
Track 103. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) 05:57 (10.1MB)
Track 104. Will It Go Round In Circles (Preston, listed as Outta Space) 04:54 (8.4MB)
Track 105. Sue Me Sue You Blues (Harrison) 10:01 (17.0MB)
Track 106. Zoon Zoon Zoon (Shankar, also listed as Zoom Zoom Zoom) 07:06 (12.0MB)
Track 107. Naderdahni (Shankar; listed as Jay Sri Kalij) 03:52 (6.6MB)
Track 108. Cheparte (Shankar) 06:10 (10.5MB)
Track 109. Anurag (Shankar) 08:44 (14.8MB)
Track 110. Vachaspati (Shankar) 11:20 (19.2MB)
Track 111. Dispute And Violence 05:13 (8.7MB)
74:12

Disc 2
Track 201. I Am Missing You (Shankar) 07:04 (14.6MB)
Track 202. For You Blue (Harrison) 09:32 (15.5MB)
Track 203. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (Harrison) 04:21 (7.4MB)
Track 204. Sound Stage Of Mind (Harrison) 04:35 (7.8MB)
Track 205. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney) 06:19 (10.7MB)
Track 206. Tom Cat (Scott, listed as LA Express) 05:02 (8.6MB)
Track 207. Maya Love (Harrison) 05:18 (9.0MB)
Track 208. Nothing From Nothing (Preston/Fisher) 06:01 (10.2MB)
Track 209. Dark Horse (Harrison) 04:06 (7.0MB)
Track 210. Outta Space (Preston, Funky Jam (Billy’s Boogie)) 06:09 (10.5MB)
Track 211. What Is Life (Harrison) 05:51 (10.0MB)
Track 212. My Sweet Lord (Harrison) 9:10 (15.6MB)
75:35

Lineup:
George Harrison - guitar
Robben Ford - guitar
Willie Weeks - bass
Andy Newmark - drums
Billy Preston - keyboards
Emil Richards - percussion
Tom Scott - horns
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Jim Horn - saxophone

Indian musicians:
Ravi Shankar - sitar
Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute
Rijram Desad - percussion and strings
TV Gopalkrishnam - mridangam and vocal
Gopal Krishn - vichitra veena
Sultan Khan - sarangi
Kartick Kumar - sitar
Kamalesh Maitra - percussion
Satyadev Pawar - North Indian Violin
Alla Rakha - tabla
Harihar Rao - percussion
Lakshmi Shankar - vocal
Viji Shankar - vocal
Shivkumar Sharma - santoor
L Subramaniam - violin

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  1. 24 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: GEORGE HARRISON - SEATTLE 1974”

  2. I was one of those Beatle fans that did not realize George`s greatness until All Things Must Pass.
    I find now going back and listening that more often than not its George`s contributions I want to hear more than the others.
    My favourite Beatle lps are Revolver and Magical Mystery tour and there is enough great Harrison on both of them to keep me listening a long time.

    By sluggo on Oct 16, 2013

  3. Psyched for this. Pity they didn’t join forces and do Within You Without You, Love You Too and The Inner Light. That would’ve been something!

    By Jeremy Shatan on Oct 16, 2013

  4. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/2014-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees/

    By darth on Oct 17, 2013

  5. this article is from 2005 however the book just came out this month. heres an article about an appearance he made at a beatlefest where he announces his intentions -

    http://www.beatlesnews.com/news/the-beatles/200504110101/mark-lewisohn-announces-new-comprehensive-beatles-bio.html

    its a 3 volume set. the first book is over 900 pages. it goes up thru 1962. he expects the next 2 volumes to come out within the next 9 years or so but isnt positive yet. hes 55 now. when u read what he did in order to accomplish what he went thru to finish this or these series of books u will know that this will be the definitive biography.

    By darth on Oct 17, 2013

  6. Hey, darth, you’re on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfztR238tDA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    By Innocent Bystander on Oct 17, 2013

  7. I’ve got one from this ‘74 tour but it’s a tough one to listen to… Hopefully this one is clearer sounding.. Thanks for posting BigO!

    By Tom on Oct 17, 2013

  8. Hey, darth, you’re on youtube!

    uh-oh darth…looks like someone wants your attention,lol

    By buttlick sarge on Oct 17, 2013

  9. This is probably the best tape we will get from the 74 Tour. Olivia Harrison has pro-shot video from at least two shows from the tour. It would be nice if she would release them to the public - along with the hours of unreleased home recordings that George had in his vaults.

    By Belmo on Oct 17, 2013

  10. Thanks again, Phil and bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Oct 17, 2013

  11. I’m starting to think this “buttlick” persona is darth’s way of making it seem like there’s a commenter even more pathetic than himself.

    By Innocent Bystander on Oct 17, 2013

  12. actually u are proof that there are people that are truly pathetic. look at your postings. how much more proof do u need?

    By darth on Oct 17, 2013

  13. good one darth-thankx for putting the clown in his place,lol

    By buttlick sarge on Oct 17, 2013

  14. darths storage closet:
    http://www.lesmainsnoires.blogspot.com.br/2013/07/a-dream-on-film.html?m=1

    By barth on Oct 17, 2013

  15. There is apparently a recording for the opening night of this North American tour in Vancouver just before playing in Seattle.

    I was lucky to had been there on opening night. Ticket prices were an outragious $10 (normal tickets for concerts at that time were around $4.50). Wish I’d had kept the ticket stub. Ravi was interesting for about 20 minutes and then it all sounded the same as he did a full set, finished, and then Harrison did his full set. The lower mainland of Vancouver and surrounding area has a sizable East Indian population and when Shankar finished and then the start of the intermission, about a third of the PNE Coliseum emptied because the East Indians were only there to see Shankar and we got great seats after they were gone.

    By datdemdar on Oct 17, 2013

  16. The Vancouver show would be great. Every source I’ve come across is incomplete missing Who Can See It and The Lord Loves the One. The first and only times they were performed on the 74 tour.

    By ghbeatle on Oct 18, 2013

  17. There’s a mix-up with at least one title I noticed. Toward the end of track 109, labeled “Anurag” here, Shankar announces that the NEXT number will be Anurag. Anybody have corrections?

    By Motorvilleboy on Oct 18, 2013

  18. Datdemdar, it seems Ravi Shankar tix have always been expensive. The first (of 3) times I saw him in about 1991, tix were $75. I found out later it was a benefit for a Detroit-area Indian charity, but luckily I talked the house manager into letting me usher the show. Would have been worth it anyway.

    As for it sounding the same, if you really give it your attention, it becomes incredibly rich and rewarding. This from a typical suburban American rock kid.

    By Motorvilleboy on Oct 18, 2013

  19. Thank you Philip and BigO for the Harrison portion on this show.

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 18, 2013

  20. Motervilleboy, acknowledged. Yes, I realize that some people are into certain aspects/genres and my remark was not to be degrading to Shanker’s music or ethnicity. I admit that back in 1974 I was more into seeing and hearing Harrison and his band perform, but since then I can appreciate Shankar for his professionalism as I am now much older and in some cases what I thought was great during my youth I can’t listen to anymore (thinking now how and why I liked it in the first place). I do confess having a couple of Ravi CDs in my music collection and do listen to every now and then. In 1974, I’m sorry to say I got bored waiting for George to appear and the long ragas helped create the boredom as Harrison was the one I bought the ticket for. It was $10 well spent during the time of $2.00 minimum wages washing dishes in a restaurant in Gastown (a busy tourist area in downtown Vancouver).

    Also in 1974, as mentioned, ticket prices at that time were normally anywhere from $3.50 to $5.50 depending on who the artist was. And yes, I can see in 1991 ticket prices being as such because that was the norm for that time frame. Now it’s not unusual to dole out a few hundred (ie: Stones).

    By datdemdar on Oct 20, 2013

  21. ghbeatle: I have a portion of that show and mine is also sadly incomplete.

    By datdemdar on Oct 20, 2013

  22. It also appears that for the Seattle show, the set listing was swapped around because in Vancouver the entire first half of the concert was Shanker and the second half was strictly Harrison and band.

    By datdemdar on Oct 20, 2013

  23. For fans of each artist, George and Ravi, you can reorder the 2 cds to make one all Harrison and the song In My Life. then make the 2nd CD all of Ravi’s set, then Tom Scott’s song, then the Billy Preston songs. That way, when you feel like Ravi’s songs, it’s all on one CD. When you feel like Georges and Beatles, it’s all on one CD. Even Billy Preston gets all his songs on the one cd with Ravi. It’s about 75 min on one and 74 on the other, just like now.

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 20, 2013

  24. Poets such as Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire were very much
    in the Montparnasse swing of things, and Poulenc, more than illegal alcohol
    consumption, even more than new haircuts? An
    earlier single” Get Up,” George Harrison doing” songs for a new world I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am” and” If I Sing About Drugs People Will Take Me Seriously”.

    Some of songs for a new world the songs you want to buy.

    By see it here on Oct 27, 2013

  25. http://diffuser.fm/best-eric-clapton-solos/

    By darth on Oct 31, 2013

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