Yer man George Harrison was a busy lad round the turn of decade. Not only producing the 3Lp behemoth All Things Must Pass, he had time to compose a handful of songs, play guitar on and effectively A&R Billy Preston’s second Apple Lp Encouraging Words and soul singer Doris Troy’s debut for the label.A vigorous and stylish attempt to meld 60s soul and “sixeventies” rock, it works because of the disciplined, superstar help on hand (Stephen Stills, Klaus Voormann, Ringo, Billy Preston, Peter Frampton, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, etc). Troy was a songwriter of longstanding (“Just One Look”) and so co-writes much of the material here. She’s listed a sole producer, but the beefy horns, thick guitar production style of her British patron shines quite plainly through.This came almost mint condish for £1 from Hythe today when Mrs Asbo and I went to Waitrose for our free coffees this afternoon. Noice.
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