Sho' nuff love that slide guitar on Give Me Love
, and throughout this whole album George's slide playing is frickin' untouchable (Well, perhaps I should say he and Duane Allman are the undisputed co-slide-kings, lol). But his slide licks are pure enjoyment every whit. Give Me Love
was only #1 for a week, ending Macca's 4-week #1 reign with My Love
, but I have to say I like George's tune better (talk about competition, they both kept Elton John's Daniel
from reaching #1, one of EJ's masterpieces!
The one criticism I sort of have with LITMW, and I hesitate to say it, but some of his vocals are a bit too emo-weepy. Moreso on this album than any of his others. These are on the slower, sweeter tunes o' course, which I otherwise like a lot. Though he can be a bit preachy in his lyrics, thats never really put me off about him like it has some folks.
As to my favorites, Don't Let Me Wait Too Long
is another uptempo tune that IMO had hit potential. Who Can See It
opens with that great Beatle-y guitar-through-a-leslie sound. That's another great thing with his tunes on this whole album, they have all these great intros. The title cut has some great changes in it and great drumming, sounds like Ringo but it could also be Jim Keltner or both even I suppose.
Be Here Now
starts out sounding almost like Amazing Grace
. For this one and That Is All
, I can just imagine them being given a John&Paul harmony treatment, like something off Abbey Road, but they're still great tunes as they stand. Try Some Buy Some
is a bigger production number that I also enjoy.
For me, this one ranks equal with ATMP.