World of Stone

Album: Extra Texture (1975)
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Songfacts®:

  • Not to be confused with the later Blackmore's Night track of the same title, this largely downtempo piano-based George Harrison composition was written in 1973 and released as the B-side of "You," it also appeared on the Extra Texture (Read All About It) album, the 5th and final track on Side 1, running to around 4 minutes 40 seconds.
  • George Harrison wrote some classic songs, but this is not one of them. He appears to be addressing a philosopher - probably an Indian philosopher or guru, for those who are au fait with his Weltanschauung.

    Perhaps a little unkindly, one critic described "World of Stone" as "a song full of pretentious lyrics, Genesis-like synthesizer pads, and a 'Hey Jude'-like sing-a-long finale that can't end soon enough. Harrison's most impressive feat is that he crammed all of those motifs into one song." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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