This Is Love

January 2, 2009

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MP3: This Is Love – The Remodels

George Harrison is the coolest Beatle, OK?

Jeff Lynne is completely responsible for keeping George musically productive in the 1980s, and his signature sound is marvelous, within proper context. In the case of some of the material on Cloud Nine, his production had a tendency to suck the life right out of the song.

“This Is Love” was just such a victim.
So, what did this song originally sound like, when George sat under a tree in his garden, strumming on a ukulele?

We stripped the song down to its (surely) simple origins, found the magic, and rebuilt it using classic All Things Must Pass sounds. And it goes like this:

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