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Gone Troppo

Postby Brainwashed » Tue May 20, 2008 8:40 pm

Gone Troppo is an album by George Harrison recorded and released in 1982. It would prove to be Harrison's last studio album for five years, wherein he would largely take an extended leave of absence from his recording career, with only the occasional soundtrack recording surfacing.

By 1980, Harrison had been finding the current musical climate alienating. His commercial appeal had dwindled, with 1981's Somewhere in England failing to go gold (despite featuring the John Lennon tribute smash hit, "All Those Years Ago"). With one album left on his current recording contract, Harrison decided to get it over with and recorded Gone Troppo (an Australian slang expression meaning "gone mad/crazy") and released it without participating in any promotion, so disenchanted he was with the state of the music industry.

Gone Troppo - with its busy artwork by friend "Legs" Larry Smith (formerly of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) - was considered by most to be a flop, reaching a #108 in the US and never even touching the UK charts. It became the worst selling studio album Harrison released.

In 2004, Gone Troppo was remastered and reissued both separately and as part of the deluxe box set The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 on Dark Horse Records with new distribution by EMI, adding the bonus track demo version of "Mystical One".

Track listing
All songs by George Harrison, except where noted.

"Wake Up My Love" – 3:34
"That's The Way It Goes" – 3:34
performed by Joe Brown on Concert for George as one of few later Harrison's songs
"I Really Love You" (Leroy Swearingen) – 2:54
A cover of a 1961 U.S. top-40 hit song originally recorded by The Stereos
"Greece" (Instrumental) – 3:58
although it's mainly instrumental, it does include some spoken words that George says
"Gone Troppo" – 4:25
"Mystical One" – 3:42
"Unknown Delight" – 4:16
"Baby Don't Run Away" – 4:01
"Dream Away" – 4:29
Appeared in the Terry Gilliam film Time Bandits
"Circles" – 3:46
A song originally composed in 1968 and demoed as a possible track for the White Album
Gone Troppo was remastered and reissued in 2004 with the bonus track:

"Mystical One" (Demo Version) – 6:02


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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby james1985 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:12 pm

You know what, this album's not half bad. Most of the tracks are as good as anything on 33 1/3 or George Harrison
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby Mark Rink » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:45 pm

Never listen to people whould tell you not to but this album you know the experts :shock: .Back in '82 when I saw this album it was trashed by the experts so I didd'nt buy it. I finally did purchuse this album I could've kick myself in the ASS,I really enjoy it ,no it's not George's best but not bad.So thank you experts you really don't know what a good album sounds like 3 starr out of 5 for me :-BD
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby eggman1979 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:19 am

I like this album. My favourite tracks of it are That's the way it goes, Mystical one, Gone troppo and Dream away. I even enjoy I really love you.
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby james1985 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:08 am

May sweet memories of friends from the past
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby james1985 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:09 am

Love this:

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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:56 am

I find the ditty soothing, lovely to listen to. Love that occasional tuba-souding bass.
In the album it is a instrumental track (no lyrics listed for it), however George throws in four lines of lyrics. I don´t get two of them. Can anybody pass them on to me ?
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby Craigerb » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:56 pm

Which 2?
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Re: Gone Troppo

Postby Berkeleyan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:41 pm

The first two.
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