George Harrison – Thirty Three And 1/3 (1976) – Lp
George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as “the quiet Beatle”.
Artist: George Harrison
Title: Thirty Three And 1/3
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog# WB 56319
Thirty Three & ⅓ (stylised as Thirty Three & 1/3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by English musician George Harrison, released in November 1976. It was Harrison’s first album release on his Dark Horse record label, the worldwide distribution for which changed from A&M Records to Warner Bros. as a result of his late delivery of the album’s master tapes. Among other misfortunes affecting its creation, Harrison suffered hepatitis midway through recording, and the copyright infringement suit regarding his 1970–71 hit song “My Sweet Lord” was decided in favour of the plaintiff, Bright Tunes Music. The album contains the hit singles “This Song” – Harrison’s satire on that court case and the notion of plagiarism in pop music – and “Crackerbox Palace“. Despite the problems associated with the album, many music critics recognised Thirty Three & ⅓ as a return to form for Harrison after his poorly received work during 1974–75, and considered it his strongest collection of songs since 1970’s acclaimed All Things Must Pass.
Harrison recorded Thirty Three & ⅓ at his Friar Park home studio, with production assistance from Tom Scott. Other musicians on the recording include Billy Preston, Gary Wright, Willie Weeks, David Foster and Alvin Taylor. Harrison undertook extensive promotion for the album, which included producing comedy-themed video clips for three of the songs, two of which were directed by Monty Python member Eric Idle, and making a number of radio and television appearances.
1. Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (3:15)
2. Dear One (5:08)
3. Beautiful Girl (3:38)
4. This Song (4:11)
5. See Yourself (2:48)
1. It’s What You Value (5:05)
2. True Love (2:43)
3. Pure Smokey (3:52)
4. Crackerbox Palace (3:52)
5. Learning How To Love You (4:15)