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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 08:48 AM

Within You Without You

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Cosmo Blues Oct 2021 OP
3Hotdogs Oct 2021 #1
Cosmo Blues Oct 2021 #2
thucythucy Oct 2021 #3
Cosmo Blues Oct 2021 #4
thucythucy Oct 2021 #5
Cosmo Blues Oct 2021 #6
thucythucy Oct 2021 #7
Cosmo Blues Oct 2021 #8

Response to Cosmo Blues (Original post)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 09:23 AM

1. Was that George's composition?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 10, 2021, 05:34 PM

2. Yes

And, Within You Without You" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Written by lead guitarist George Harrison, it was Harrison's second composition in the Indian classical style, after "Love You To", and was inspired by his stay in India in late 1966 with his mentor and sitar teacher, Ravi Shankar. Recorded in London without the other Beatles, the song features Indian instrumentation such as sitar, tambura, dilruba and tabla, and was performed by Harrison and members of the Asian Music Circle. The recording marked a significant departure from the Beatles' previous work; musically, it evokes the Indian devotional tradition, while the overtly spiritual quality of the lyrics reflects Harrison's absorption in Hindu philosophy and the teachings of the Vedas.

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:48 PM

3. A lovely song.

I also like this cover:

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:44 AM

4. Yeah well

I'm rarely appreciative of what I call bumpkin music

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:01 AM

5. "Bumpkin Music"?

Not sure what that is but it sounds hilarious.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:57 PM

6. Ha

I should probably have put that more delicately, but it was 5:45 in the morning To me it sounded like a person who usually does, what you might call country, and I showed my bias against it by calling it bumpkin when I denoted a twang in her voice. I don't know who the artist is. Sorry

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:07 PM

7. It's Patti Smith,

also known as "The Godmother of Punk."

Though the album this is from, "Twelve," is something of a departure.

Other covers on the album include the Stones' "Gimmie Shelter," and Hendrix: "Are You Experienced."

I like this cut because you don't often run into covers of Harrison's Indian influenced songs. To me it brings out the beauty of the melody, which often gets overlooked because of the instrumentation and philosophical lyrics.

She does a similar thing with Dylan's "Changing of the Guard." Stripped of the background vocals and big band instrumentation, the song itself comes into a better focus.

My humble opinion, for what it's worth.

Anyway, no need to apologize. I thought the comment was a hoot!

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:36 AM

8. It's been my experience

That sometimes when the term, "it's a bit of a departure" is used, it means they've gone country but I'll take a listen and hope my worst fears are not realized, like when George joined the traveling wilburys

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