I'd Have You Anytime

Album: All Things Must Pass (1970)
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Songfacts®:

  • Harrison wrote this with Bob Dylan in 1968, but didn't record it until 1970 for his first post-Beatles solo album, All Things Must Pass. Harrison included another Dylan song on the album as well: "If Not For You," which Dylan included on his album New Morning and was later a hit for Olivia Newton-John.
  • Along with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, Dylan and Harrison worked together as The Traveling Wilburys in 1988. Harrison's pseudonym was Nelson Wilbury and Dylan's was Lucky Wilbury.
  • The first meeting between Dylan and Harrison was when Harrison was a member of the Beatles. It was at this meeting that Dylan supposedly introduced the band to marijuana.
  • Dylan would be one of the many performers at the Concert for Bangladesh, organized by Harrison. This was the first rock charity event.
  • When The Beatles broke up, Harrison had so much leftover material that he was able to make All Things Must Pass a triple album. When it was issued on CD, it fit on two discs. >>
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    Marvin - East Brady, PA

Comments: 4

  • Brian from Greenbelt, MdThis song is a "stunner." When George asks at the end of the session, "Anything you want to change or say?" to the engineers and other musicians. They just went "slackjawed." Nothing they could say. What could they say? The song played itself. What a remarkable song. The way it cut time between the verses was so genius. Not a moment spared to enjoy this song. In other words, the song was so precious that George didn't want to waste a beat to "get it" to you. Clapton played nicely.
    George's voice was soothing as well. It's thin but it works. It sounds like it will fail occasionally but he rescues it and brings it back into the song very nicely. I think that is the remarkable thing about his voice. I learned how to play guitar because of George.


  • Brady from Niagara Falls, NyIt's like There is this thing called a guitar.
    Who in the world could write a song that would
    sound outstanding in perfect correlation with this
    instrument? The answer is George Harrison;
    "I'd Have You Anytime"
  • Boots from Manila, PhilippinesI agree with you Charlie. This song is so soothing what with its guitar licks masterfully blended with George's vocals. A typical Harrison piece that stand among his best composition.
  • Charlie from New York, NyThis song is mad beautifully and relaxing. Another great George Harrison song.
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