Friday, December 2, 2011

George Harrison: Isn't It A Pity



George Harrison performs "Isn't It a Pity," a song from his 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass, released shortly after the disbanding of The Beatles. It was originally written in 1966 but was rejected by John Lennon. George Harrison [1943-2001], "the quiet Beatle," has long been underrated as a singer, musician and lyricist. His words are more meditative and thoughtful.

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Written by: George Harrison
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios (London): May to August 1970; Trident Studios (London): August to September 1970
Released: November 23, 1970
Album: All Things Must Pass
Label: Apple Records


The song is the fourth track on side one of the original triple album. The album was both a critical and commercial success, hitting no. 1 in both the United States and United Kingdom. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album six-times platinum in 2001. You can hear the handiwork of Phil Spector, who helped produce the album, and his wall of sound effects.


All Things Must Pass: "Isn't It a Pity" is the fourth track of side 1 on the triple album, released in 1970 by Apple Records.
Source: Wikipedia

Isn't It a Pity
by George Harrison

Isn't it a pity
Now, isn't it a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity

Isn't it a pity
Isn't is a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity
Forgetting to give back
Now, isn't it a pity

What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity
What a pity
What a pity, pity, pity

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