Extra Texture Songs Ranked

Extra Texture (Read All About It) is the sixth studio album by English musician George Harrison, released on 22 September 1975. It was Harrison’s final album under his contract with Apple Records and EMI, and the last studio album issued by Apple. The release came nine months after his troubled 1974 North American tour with Ravi Shankar and the poorly received Dark Horse album. Although critical reception to the album was largely unfavourable, Extra Texture was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America within two months of release. It produced a hit single in the Motown-inspired “You”, originally recorded in London in 1971 with co-producer Phil Spector. The album also includes “This Guitar (Can’t Keep from Crying)”, which was both a sequel to Harrison’s 1968 composition “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and a rebuttal to his detractors. The album was remastered and reissued in September 2014, as part of the Harrison box set The Apple Years 1968–75. Here are all of Extra Texture songs ranked.

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10. Can’t Stop Thinking About You

“It does segue nicely into “Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, a track which also has something of a “so bad it’s good” appeal. George repeats the title over & over at the beginning, but his sad singing with his “you-ooh-ooh”s is effective & hard to deny.”

9. His Name Is Legs (Ladies and Gentlemen)

“My favorite song however, is the closer “His Name is Legs (Ladies and Gentleman)”. Maybe it’s just me, but this song sounds like a slight rewrite (or maybe a dissection) of my OTHER favorite George Harrison classic “Dark Horse”.

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8. Grey Cloudy Lies

“Grey Cloudy Lies” is a beautiful melancholy piece, with gorgeous harmonies and drumming, and wonderful synthesizer work as well, very tasteful. This is emotional music, very heartfelt, very beautiful and gentle on the spirit.”

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7. Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)

“Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)” is one of these tracks, a very slow tune with moody, atmospheric guitars & horns, & George’s singing sounding genuinely sad.”

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6. A Bit More of You

“This is definitely a soft,quiet,and reflective album.It’s not terrible. You just probably wouldn’t play it for all occaissions,you have to be in the mood for it.An album for completists,and lovers of George’s quieter works.”

5. This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)

“This Guitar (Can’t Keep from Crying)” is NOT ANYTHING LIKE “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. This is actually a rather ordinary (by George Harrison standards) written pop song (with no extended guitar jam like the Beatles song). Only somewhat memorable, but much much better after repeated listens, so who knows? Maybe one day it’ll be my favorite song here.”

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4. Tired of Midnight Blue

“Listen to the rhythm guitar on “Tired of Midnight Blue,” and how it meshes with the piano! Absolutely luscious! And ooh those warm Keltner drums! Every track has something special, even the ones I didn’t mention right away”

3. World of Stone

“The intro to “World of Stone” can either be jarring or engaging, depending on how willing one is to roll with Harrison. In other words, the listener needs to listen beyond the surface, beyond a few seconds, to hear the best of what this album has, which is the best, really, of Harrison himself. “

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2. The Answer’s at the End

“The Answer’s at the End” has a REALLY good chorus with positive lyrics you should probably pay attention to, especially if you have family and care about them deeply.”

1. You

“You” is the immediately highlight. I love the catchiness of the vocals. This song stands apart drastically from the rest of the album. This first song “You” has a catchy riff & a nice use of Arp strings.”