Rediscovering the Demo Tapes

A new George Harrison album dropped last week called “Early Takes, Volume 1” and, for the first time, you can hear the demo versions of some great Harrison songs.  “My Sweet Lord” is clean and clear and vibrant.  “All Things Must Pass” still has the genuine sting of reality and acceptance that came to define the ultimate end of his life.

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Cee Lo Green’s Profane Censorship of John Lennon

Over the weekend, Cee Lo Green ruined John Lennon’s seminal song — Imagine — by changing the lyric in performance.  At first, Cee Lo was apologetic about censoring the song, but he then later recanted his apology as ego and excess overwhelmed his overweening talent:

Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!” he wrote. “I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.” But the Gnarls Barkley singer seemed to change his mind, deleting the apology and all related posts. “Happy new year everyone!!!” he tweeted instead. “Now playing: we just disagree [by] dave mason.”

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