GEORGE HARRISON - LOS ANGELES 1974

October 8, 2014 – 12:03 pm

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GEORGE HARRISON
Los Angeles Express Soundboard Master [Misterclaudel MCCD-103/104, 2CD]

Live at the Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, CA; November 12, 1974 (matinee). Very good soundboard. Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA; November 4, 1974. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to gustav766 for sharing these tracks at Dime.

gsparaco at collectorsmusicreviews.com wrote in 2009:

One of the nicest surprises to surface on Wolfgang’s Vault is this incomplete very good quality soundboard recording of George Harrison’s matinee show at the Forum on November 12, 1974. He played three shows over two days and no tape has surfaced for any of them. Not only is this the first tape to surface from the Los Angeles shows but is also the only professional soundboard recording from Harrison’s only US tour. The sound is a bit inconsistent from sounding muffled at the beginning of “Sue Me Sue You Blues” to clear and nicely balanced. It fades in at the beginning of “Hari’s On Tour (Express),” has a cut after “Cheparte,” and “Dispute And Violence,” and cuts out at 1:10 in “Tom Cat.”

Misterclaudel edit in the excellent sounding November 4 Seattle show for the rest of “Tom Cat,” “Maya Love,” “Nothing For Nothing,” “Dark Horse,” “Outa Space,” “What Is Life,” and “My Sweet Lord.”  The edit in “Tom Cat” is very smooth and well done by the label.

During the first song Harrison actually speaks to the audience (something he usually didn’t do) by saying: “Good afternoon. Just got out of bed. This is called ‘Hari’s On Tour (Express).’ It’s an instrumental.” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” contains the “happy” smiling lyrics like “while my guitar tries to smile.” The horn section punctuates the beats and Harrison and Robben Ford have a good duel solo on guitar. “Something” is introduced as “one of my comedy numbers” and it’s apparent Harrison is having much difficulty singing in tune. He has Billy Preston helping out with the vocals. “Going Around In Circles” is the first of three Preston solo numbers and the first part of the show ends with “Sue Me Sue You Blues.”

We had previously shared the November 4, 1974 Seattle show. Readers can download it here.

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Disc 1
Los Angeles Forum, November 12, 1974
Track 101. George Harrison - Haris On Tour (Express) 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 102. George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 103. George Harrison - Something 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 104. Billy Preston - Going Around In Circles 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 105. George Harrison - Sue Me Sue You Blues 6:36 (11.1MB)
Track 106. Ravi Shankar - Zoon, Zoon, Zoon 6:19 (10.6MB)
Track 107. Ravi Shankar - Na Na Dahni 5:23 (9.1MB)
Track 108. Ravi Shankar - Cheparte 7:11 (12.1MB)
Track 109. Ravi Shankar - Anurag 12:22 (20.8MB)
Track 110. Ravi Shankar - I Am Missing You 7:30 (12.6MB)
Track 111. Ravi Shankar - Dispute And Violence 5:02 (8.4MB)
70 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. George Harrison - For You Blue 3:41 (6.2MB)
Track 202. George Harrison - Give Me Love 3:50 (6.5MB)
Track 203. George Harrison - In My Life 6:44 (11.3MB)
Track 204. Tom Scott - Tom Cat 5:03 (8.5MB)

Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA; November 4, 1974
Track 205. George Harrison - Maya Love 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 206. Billy Preston - Nothing For Nothing 6:06 (10.3MB)
Track 207. George Harrison - Dark Horse 4:17 (7.2MB)
Track 208. Billy Preston - Outa-Space 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 209. George Harrison - What Is Life 6:06 (10.2MB)
Track 210. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 9:02 (15.2MB)
211. George Harrison - Hari’s On Tour (Express) - Omitted *
212.  George Harrison - For You Blue - Omitted *
57 mins

* Officially released on Songs By George Harrison Volume One and Two.

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  1. 19 Responses to “GEORGE HARRISON - LOS ANGELES 1974”

  2. It is seems apparent that George is parodying himself during While My Guitar Gently Weeps, trying to turn it into a positive and Something, possibly filled with irony over the love lyrics. I haven’t read much about her leaving for Clapton, though I’m sure there is endless ink spent on it. He carries those lyrics also to Seattle.

    By Job Hunter on Oct 8, 2014

  3. Sorry, I meant he carried those lyrics from Seattle to L.A.

    By Job Hunter on Oct 8, 2014

  4. According to the publisher (Genesis Publications), tracks 211 and 212 above are NOT on the books’ accompanying CDs. The tracks on the books’ CDs are from December 1974, not November:

    http://www.genesis-publications.com/book/songs-by-george-harrison-volume-one/deluxe

    http://www.genesis-publications.com/book/songs-by-george-harrison-volume-two/deluxe

    By rick on Oct 8, 2014

  5. Hello Rick

    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, the two omitted tracks were never shared in the first place.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 8, 2014

  6. BigO: Thank you. I saw 1one of the books is available on Amazon for $12,000. Yipes.

    By rick on Oct 8, 2014

  7. Thanks for the afternoon LA tracks. Still looking for the complete opening night from Vancouver. The Lord Loves The One and Who Can See It were performed on this night only then dropped from the rest of the tour. Only incomplete shows are available without these tracks.

    By DA Kosak on Oct 8, 2014

  8. The entire Seattle show is still available under closed shows. All tracks.

    By DA Kosak on Oct 8, 2014

  9. The correct titles for two of the Billy Preston tracks are:

    Track 104: Will It Go Round in Circles

    Track 206: Nothing from Nothing

    Thanks for the upload!

    By Woodstock69Vet on Oct 9, 2014

  10. The whole idea of a rock star doing a matinee show is intriguing, let alone doing two shows in one day.

    By Tony G. Pizza on Oct 9, 2014

  11. Elvis did it all the time in Vegas & all the way up basically on tour thru ‘76…

    Dylan did it for a few of rolling thunder revue shows in fall of ‘75 & a couple in spring of ‘76…

    Garcia did solo & with John Kahn & with his jgb in the ’70s & ’80s…

    I’m sure there are others that performed early or matinee shows & then the evening show…

    By Jerry's Finger on Oct 9, 2014

  12. quite a few bands that played Bill Graham’s Fillmore east performed early & late shows…

    By Jerry's Finger on Oct 9, 2014

  13. actually that isnt true. but when a band scheduled a performance for one nite and it sold out unexpectedly they sometimes scheduled an afternoon performance. the bangladesh show at the garden was one such show. the fillmore shows didnt do that. they had 3 shows each weekend fri sat and sun. the bottom line had 2 sets each nite. village gate did that too. bitter end also. many ny venues did 2 sets. very large venues if sold out.. arranged an afternoon gig. the fillmore east didnt do this. there were a couple of rare instances where there were performances in the afternoon like the one that was filmed for pbs with van morrison albert king and the byrds in 1970. but for the most part since they had 3 shows per weekend.. they didnt do afternoon sets. there were rare cases but certainly not quite a few by any means. i have a complete list of every fillmore east gig. it just did not happen. period.

    elvis did this a lot tho. i think when a performers itinerary was booked solid and his shows were location to location without the foresight that more shows might be needed and room should be left in between then they booked a 2nd act for the afternoon for the demand. they did this a lot in the 60s and 70s. i dont think i ever saw this happen after 1980. that is other than where it was always done such as the bottom line as i mentioned.

    By darth on Oct 10, 2014

  14. what day is it darth ?

    By marg uolo del crabbin on Oct 10, 2014

  15. glen let’s not get into with semantics of “afternoon” “matinee” or “early & late set” shows…

    yes there were some of these at the Fillmore East…

    you don’t even know what date it is mr genius…

    By Jerry's Finger on Oct 10, 2014

  16. some or quite a few? 2-4? or dozens? sorry.. no there were not quite a few. there were less than 3. that isnt quite a few. u lied.

    as for the day.. its thurs for another 5 hours in the usa on the east coast. its just after midnite in the uk. its just after 4pm pacific time.

    By darth on Oct 10, 2014

  17. “quite a few bands that played Bill Graham’s Fillmore east performed early & late shows…”

    youre absolutely right Jerry’s Finger! Chicken On A Unicycle confirms it.

    http://www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Fill%20East%20Shows.htm

    By barth on Oct 10, 2014

  18. someone was wrong again ?

    By dropkick sarge on Oct 10, 2014

  19. The coke years…

    By Lobo on Oct 10, 2014

  20. yeah glen will tell you now he was all coked up during those years of the fillmore East at age 9-11…

    fucking circus boy rides again high…

    let’s see con man liar glen…

    allnan bros…
    d&d…
    miles davis…
    grateful dead…
    ny & ch…
    airplane…

    who else glenny….?

    semantics idiot glen you want to play your game of 2, 3 a few… early afternoon sets shows matinee huh?….

    and yes Dylan’s RTR did schedule 2 shiows in those NE Theatres & a couple down south prior to tix going on sale…

    so keep on playing the game con boy…

    By Jerry's Finger on Oct 10, 2014

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