George Harrison ‎– Electronic Sound

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 02 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4XT-3358, 4XT 3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(Cass, Album) Zapple, Zapple 4XT-3358, 4XT 3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
AP 8783 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Apple Records AP 8783 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ST-3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
ZAPPLE 02, ZAPPLE.02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple, Apple Records ZAPPLE 02, ZAPPLE.02 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ST-3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ST-3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
6268 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Apple Records 6268 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 02 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ZAPPLE 02 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple ST-3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album, Los) Zapple ST-3358 US 1969 Sell This Version
3C 064 93260, 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Zapple, Zapple 3C 064 93260, 02 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
SALP 30520 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album) Apple Records SALP 30520 Uruguay 1973 Sell This Version
8XT-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT-3358 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
8XT-3358 George Harrison Electronic Sound(8-Trk, Album) Zapple 8XT-3358 US 1974 Sell This Version
EAS-80696, ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records, Zapple EAS-80696, ZAPPLE 02 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
368 855239 2 2 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album) EMI 368 855239 2 2 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 55239 2 2 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zapple 7243 8 55239 2 2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 55239 2 2, CDZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zapple, Zapple 7243 8 55239 2 2, CDZAPPLE 02 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 55239 2 2 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zapple 7243 8 55239 2 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ZAPPLE 02, 7243 8 55239 1 5 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album, RE) Zapple, EMI ZAPPLE 02, 7243 8 55239 1 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TOCP-50067 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zapple TOCP-50067 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-67572, ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM) Apple Records, Zapple TOCP-67572, ZAPPLE 02 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none George Harrison Electronic Sound(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) UMC none Europe 2014
UICY-76636 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Apple Records UICY-76636 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
0602537913961, ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RM) Zapple, Zapple 0602537913961, ZAPPLE 02 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none George Harrison Electronic Sound(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24b) Apple Records none 2015
UICY-78136 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Universal Music UICY-78136 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
5709031, ZAPPLE 02 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Universal International Music B.V., Apple Records 5709031, ZAPPLE 02 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
7243 8 55239 2 2 George Harrison Electronic Sound(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Zapple (2) 7243 8 55239 2 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
AP-8783 George Harrison Electronic Sound(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) Zapple AP-8783 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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drgiggles

drgiggles

April 28, 2018
referencing Electronic Sound, LP, Album, ZAPPLE 02
How did I never hear about this record until recently? Really out there, not musical, but I dig it, Reminds me of Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed as most of the fans of their respective bands that have heard those albums absolutely hate them.
vinyl-79

vinyl-79

August 3, 2017
referencing Electronic Sound, LP, Album, ZAPPLE 02
This is not considered music by any means.. just some messed up sounds coming from instruments. I guess if you were a former Beatle, you can pretty much do anything you wanted !
Do not waste your money on this one !
progfan97402

progfan97402

December 10, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Electronic Sound, LP, Album, ZAPPLE 02
This is truly a controversial album in the career of George Harrison, and I never thought he was as controversial as John Lennon (I always thought that Harrison, as well as Ringo Starr were the two Beatles members that wanted to stay away from the Lennon/McCartney bickering). This was one of just two albums on the short-lived Zapple label (in fact bears the very same label as the standard Apple label), until Allen Klein came in and put a halt on the operation. So Electronic Sound is considered nothing more than rubbish, simply to exploit a then-new instrument, the Moog synthesizer. Not by me. About nine years later Vangelis did something similar with Beaubourg, but not on a Moog (apparently a Yamaha CS-80) and that one too gets similar reactions. I didn't buy Electronic Sound expecting "My Sweet Lord" or "Here Comes the Sun". Harrison came to LA in late '68 to see a demonstration of the Moog by Bernie Krause, and brought it to England, but not first without recording "No Time or Space" with Bernie Krause (which upsetted Krause, because it was recorded on album without his permission or knowledge), and the other, recorded in England with "Behind the Mersey Wall".

So you have to have an appreciation for early electronic music and avant garde. So if you have no trouble with Vangelis' Beaubourg (or its 1980s counterpart, Invisible Connections), or the music of Nik Raicevic, Mort Garson, or Morton Subotnik (who used a Buchla, rather than Moog), this should be right up your alley. One gets a big impression that George Harrison didn't entirely know what he was doing on the Moog (since I never laid my hands on a modular Moog, or seen one in the flesh, for that matter, I know they can be rather intimidating), so a lot of the sounds you hear are likely accidental, it's like turn the knobs and press the keyboard to see where it goes. But again, it's not too different from listening to a Nik Raicevic, Emerson Meyers, or Morton Subotnik album in many ways. So it's not like George Harrison was trying to go Tangerine Dream or Jean Michel Jarre here, nor was it an extension to the Beatles, it was him exploring avant garde electronic music, and I really do enjoy it, it's truly an album from a guy who had, well, no experience in this field. Of couse he never repeated this experiment again. Poor US chart showing is no surprise, it shouldn't have surprised him either, this wasn't going to be chart-friendly material, full of hits, like on All Things Must Pass. After this album, this very same synthesizer was put to good use on Abbey Road, this time, in a much more tuneful and low-key manner.

Beatles fans probably only want this for similar reasons they want John Lennon & Yoko Ono's two Unfinished Music albums, but for those interested in early electronic and avant garde, it's actually worth hearing.

Update: I had been confused which was actually "No Time or Space" (the Bernie Krause cut) and "Behind the Mersey Wall" as I own the original American LP pressing. Turns out "No Time or Space" starts off side one, despite it being credited as "Behind the Mersey Wall", as the Bernie Krause cut was 25 minutes. Apparently side one and two were accidentally switched on the American pressing, although the labels weren't.
reediscs

reediscs

June 29, 2016
referencing Electronic Sound, CD, Album, RM, 0602537913961, ZAPPLE 02
Pretty pretty pretty pretty disappointing that they did a nice CD reissue yet nary a vinyl version. It's cool if they don't want to make money though
ragazzodoro

ragazzodoro

April 21, 2008
referencing Electronic Sound, LP, Album, ZAPPLE 02

If you thought (like me) that in our lives a some kind of music has always missed for its childish and ultra terren&spacey atmosphere wich led in a ecstatic outer dynamic limbo, please check this.
Who knows George Harrison How went straight ahead into this time to
sum up such music that is lysergic and wonderfully naive.
At that time LSD was a clue but here we have the FIRST moog recording ever published: before this no one else.
Two marvellous pieces, both enjoyable for lenght and difference, exspecially crafted with the soundings that eat the silence to prorupt into the mind: the first has more different sounding that changes and returns, and surprises wit the new, the 2nd piece is longer and like a mantra wich greatly evolves.
Sounding like a baby with a precious fell: the naif quality is the best value in this record.
We have autechre now but take Electronic sound then!
I would like have an entire album of things like this when the idea to play a moog was new little adventure!