Wednesday 30 December 2015


In mid-1971, more than a year after the Beatles officially split, John started recording what would become his second proper solo album, Imagine.

The album, which was released later that year, was a critical and commercial success, not to mention a perennial fan favorite.
It also marks one of the only times John recorded with his former Beatles bandmate, George, after the dissolution of the Fab Four in 1970. George's fretwork can be heard on several Imagine tracks, including "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier," "Gimme Some Truth" and "Oh My Love." He even plays a mean dobro on "Crippled Inside."
Listen slide solo by George starts at 0:49 "Gimme Some Truth," another Imagine track.

George suddenly started playing slide in 1969, inventing an entirely new "guitar persona" for himself. What he came up with was a distinctive, non-blues-based style that incorporated hints of Indian music, some pointers he picked up while learning sitar and others.
For some fine slide work on his own songs, check out "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)," "Cheer Down," "My Sweet Lord," "Cloud Nine," "Maya Love" and "Marwa Blues." And don't miss Ringo's "Back Off Boogaloo" and Badfinger's "Day After Day," both of which feature George on slide.

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