Friday, July 16, 2021

Cool, New Song by Damon Albarn: "Polaris"


Cool, "New" George Harrison Song "Cosmic Empire" ("All Things Must Pass" outtake from forthcoming boxset)


"Sour Milk Sea" is a George Harrison song, an outtake from the White Album sessions. It was later recorded by Apple artist Jackie Lomax.

"Cosmic Empire" is an outtake from All Things Must Pass.

The 50th anniversary edition(s) of the George Harrison masterpiece All Things Must Pass looks amazing!


Disc One (Main Album)

1. I’d Have You Anytime     
2. My Sweet Lord    
3. Wah-Wah 
4. Isn’t It A Pity (Version One) 
5. What Is Life
6. If Not For You     
7. Behind That Locked Door  
8. Let It Down
9. Run Of The Mill

Disc Two (Main Album Cont.)

1. Beware Of Darkness      
2. Apple Scruffs     
3. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)      
4. Awaiting On You All
5. All Things Must Pass      
6. I Dig Love 
7. Art Of Dying      
8. Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
9. Hear Me Lord     
10. Out Of The Blue *  
11. It’s Johnny’s Birthday *    
12. Plug Me In *
13. I Remember Jeep * 
14. Thanks For The Pepperoni *

* Newly Remastered/Original Mix

Disc Three (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970) 

1. All Things Must Pass (Take 1) †
2. Behind That Locked Door (Take 2)
3. I Live For You (Take 1)
4. Apple Scruffs (Take 1)
5. What Is Life (Take 3)
6. Awaiting On You All (Take 1) †
7. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 2)
8. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 1)
9. I Dig Love (Take 1)
10. Going Down To Golders Green (Take 1)
11. Dehra Dun (Take 2)
12. Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) (Take 1)
13. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (Take 2)
14. My Sweet Lord (Take 1) †
15. Sour Milk Sea (Take 1)

Disc Four (Day 2 Demos – Tuesday 27 May 1970)

1. Run Of The Mill (Take 1) †
2. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
3. Everybody/Nobody (Take 1)
4. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
5. Window Window (Take 1)
6. Beautiful Girl (Take 1)
7. Beware Of Darkness (Take 1)
8. Let It Down (Take 1)
9. Tell Me What Has Happened To You (Take 1)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 1)
11. Nowhere To Go (Take 1)
12. Cosmic Empire (Take 1)
13. Mother Divine (Take 1)
14. I Don’t Want To Do It (Take 1)
15. If Not For You (Take 1)

† Previously Released

Disc Five (Session Outtakes and Jams)

1. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 14)
2. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
3. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 5)
4. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
5. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)
6. If Not For You (Take 2)
7. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (Take 1)
8. What Is Life (Take 1)
9. Beware Of Darkness (Take 8)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 5)
11. Let It Down (Take 1)
12. Run Of The Mill (Take 36)
13. Down To the River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Take 1)
14. Get Back (Take 1)
15. Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Take 1)
16. It’s Johnny’s Birthday (Take 1)
17. Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (Take 5) 

Blu-ray Audio Disc (Main Album Only; Surround, Atmos, Hi-Res)

1. I’d Have You Anytime
2. My Sweet Lord
3. Wah-Wah
4. Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)
5. What Is Life
6. If Not For You
7. Behind That Locked Door
8. Let It Down
9. Run Of The Mill
10. Beware Of Darkness
11. Apple Scruffs
12. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
13. Awaiting On You All
14. All Things Must Pass
15. I Dig Love
16. Art Of Dying
17. Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
18. Hear Me Lord
19. Out Of The Blue
20. It’s Johnny’s Birthday
21. Plug Me In
22. I Remember Jeep
23. Thanks For The Pepperoni

For more information and other configurations go to

Executive Producer: Dhani Harrison
Product Producer: David Zonshine
2020 Re-Mixed & Produced in Stereo & Atmos by: Paul Hicks Design
Creative Director: Dhani Harrison
Book curated by: Olivia Harrison and Rachel Cooper
Art Direction: Darren Evans
Archive Research: Don Fleming, Richard Radford and Ryan Williams

You may also be interested in this from 2019: Fans and Friends of George Harrison & Monty Python in L.A. Celebrate "Life of Brian" Anniversary

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Cool, New Velvet Underground Tribute: Kurt Vile - "Run Run Run"


I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico is out Sept. 24 on Verve. 

01 Michael Stipe: “Sunday Morning”
02 Matt Berninger: “I’m Waiting for the Man”
03 Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen: “Femme Fatale”
04 Andrew Bird / Lucius: “Venus in Furs”
05 Kurt Vile & The Violators: “Run Run Run”
06 St. Vincent / Thomas Bartlett: “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
07 Thurston Moore: “Heroin” [ft. Bobby Gillespie]
08 King Princess: “There She Goes Again”
09 Courtney Barnett: “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
10 Fontaines D.C.: “The Black Angel’s Song of Death”
11 Iggy Pop / Matt Sweeney: “European Son”

Cool, New Song by Courtney Barnett: "Rae Street"


From Courtney's new album Things Take Time, Take Time, to be released Nov. 12, 2021. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Cool, New Music: Indie Playlist Mid-July 2021



Wavves. Hideaway. Come back album.

Hiss Golden Messenger. Live In Leeds

Clairo. Sling

Low. Hey What

The WallflowersExit Wounds

Prince. The Truth. Stripped down release accompanied Prince's 1998 triple album Crystal Ball.

Elton John. Regimental Sgt. Zippo. A psychedelic Beatlesque 1968 would-be debut for Elton, shelved at the time and unheard until now, It's a hoot. Elton hadn't found his Southern accent yet, but this early glimpse of the Bernie/Elton writing partnership is fascinating.

Sam Cooke. Soulful Inspiration

Mark Lanegan Band. Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras & Oddities)


George Harrison. "Cosmic Empire" (All Things Must Pass outtake from forthcoming boxset)

Strand Of Oaks. "Galacticana" 

Angel Olson. "Gloria" (Laura Branigan cover)

Son Volt. "Living In The USA"

Courtney Barnett. "Rae Street"

Kurt Vile. "Run, Run, Run" (Velvet Underground cover)

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine. "Reach Out / Olympus"

Juvenile. “Vax That Thang Up” (ft. Mannie Fresh & Mia XBLK presents a remake of "Back That Thang Up" for the COVID era.

Damon Albarn. "Polaris"

See Also: Cool Music Playlist: July 2021: We Contain Multitudes...


Cool, New Indie Music Playlist, June 2021 - "Not Just Boys Fun": Women Who Rock

Cool, New Music: Indie Playlist June 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cool Music Playlist: July 2021: We Contain Multitudes...


Cedric Burnside. I Be Trying. He played drums with his late grandfather R.L. Burnside's touring band and has emerged as a major blues artist in his own right.

Tinariwen. Inside/Outside (Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions) (EP)

Max Bloom. Pedestrian. Former Yuck guitarist/singer's new solo album

Conor Oberst. Ruminations (Expanded Edition). New version contains several previously unreleased songs.

Modest Mouse. The Golden Casket

Hiss Golden Messenger Quietly Blowing It

Lucy Dacus. Home Video

Birds of Maya. Valdez

Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth Utopian Ashes

David BowiePin Ups (Deluxe) & The Metrobolist (The Man Who Sold The World remastered + Bonus Material collected as The Width Of A Circle) & Divine Symmetry: Rare & Unreleased Tracks 1970-1971)(bootleg)

The White Stripes. White Blood Cells XX. The 20th anniversary edition of White Blood Cells contains a rarities disc and a live disc of a 2001 concert.

Manassas Manassas

Blind Blake Collected Works (1926 - 1932)

Eric Clapton Happy, Happy Birthday Eric (bootleg) feat Bob Dylan, Jesse Ed Davis, Billy Preston, Ron Woods, The Band. I hate that Clapton's a racist, especially after all the Black musicians he learned from over the years. And now he joins Van Morrison and Morrissey with COVID denial. I'm tempted to simply not discuss these artists here, but this bootleg is amazing.

The Who Live At The Monterey International Pop Festival (1968)


Herbie Hancock. "Tamatant Tilay/Exodus" (feat. Tinariwen, K'naan, & Los Lobos)

Joe Tex. "I Gotcha" (1972)

Paul Weller. "Circles" (The Who cover)

David Bowie. "Pictures Of Lilly" (The Who cover)

The Beatles. "Sour Milk Sea"

Jackie Lomax. "Sour Milk Sea", "The Eagles Laughs At You", & "New Day"

St. Vincent. "Sad But True" (Metallica cover)

Devendra Banhart. "Franklin's Tower" (Grateful Dead cover)

Wye Oak. "Its Way With Me"

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten. "Prisoners" (John Denver cover)

John Denver. "Prisoners"

Car Seat Headrest. "Golden Years" (David Bowie cover) & "Substitute" (The Who cover)

The Edwin Hawkins Singers. "Oh Happy Day"

The Rolling Stones "Child Of The Moon"

Bob Dylan "I Can't Leave Her Behind" (from the film Don't Look Back)

Dionne Warwick "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"

Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Were Made For Walking", "Bang Bang", "Something Stupid" (feat Frank Sinatra)

Most of my playlists consist almost entirely of new and recent material. 

This one is mostly older songs, including a lot of covers.


Cool, New Indie Music Playlist, June 2021 - "Not Just Boys Fun": Women Who Rock