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Old Nov 03, 2002, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Rumor \'Clouds\' New Song By Beatle George

http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/61205.htm

RUMOR ‘CLOUDS' NEW SONG BY BEATLE GEORGE
By JEN VITALE

November 3, 2002 -- Another Beatles myth has been debunked.
Fans of the late George Harrison are eagerly awaiting the release this month of a posthumous album that features the powerful song "Stuck Inside a Cloud."

Its lyrics have been widely interpreted by those who have heard it in prerelease as a testament to the ex-Beatle's love for wife Olivia as he battled the throat, lung and brain cancer that took his life.

But that's not true, a source close to the production of the album told The Post.

The lyrics for "Stuck Inside a Cloud" were written more than a decade ago and "long before George was sick," said the source, who asked not to be named.

Because the lyrics are "so resonant to his experience with cancer," the source added, "People will naturally draw the conclusion that he wrote the song while he was ill."

Online fan sites have been filled with speculation about the significance of "Stuck Inside a Cloud," which has been described by Harrison's 24-year-old son, Dhani, as his own "favorite song."

Dhani completed the recording project under the guidance of the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne, Harrison's longtime producer, after his father died.

Dhani confirmed that the placement of "Stuck Inside a Cloud" - it's the seventh song on the 12-track album - was deliberate. Seven, he said, was his father's lucky number.

But he can only theorize about the song's meaning.

"The title could mean a veil of ignorance, something everyone on earth experiences and is ultimately trying to get rid of. It confuses you and shortens your vision," Dhani said in a recent interview.

The album, due to be released in two weeks, is called "Brainwashed." It is the first solo album from the "quiet Beatle" since the multiplatinum "Cloud Nine" in 1987.

A concert featuring performances of Harrison's music by artists including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Tom Petty will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29 - the first anniversary of his death.

Beatles rumors have been as popular as the band - and as enduring as its fame.

They include the "Paul is dead" hoax, the myth that "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" stands for LSD, and the rumor that the famous "butcher cover" for the album "Yesterday and Tomorrow" was a protest by the Beatles of Capitol Record's "butchering" of their albums in America.


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Old Nov 03, 2002, 01:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rumor \'Clouds\' New Song By Beatle George

I, personally, don't think it makes that much of a difference. This song is still amazing.

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 02:13 AM   #3
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What a low level article this is.

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 02:46 PM   #4
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Why is it that we can't just enjoy the songs in our own ways, without some media type know nothing trying to explain to us what George was thinking or meant when he wrote them.

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its clearly about God anyway,:"only thing that matters to me, is to touch your lotus feet"

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 06:08 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By lucyinthesky_84:

"The title could mean a veil of ignorance, something everyone on earth experiences and is ultimately trying to get rid of. It confuses you and shortens your vision," Dhani said in a recent interview.
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Awww, he sounds so much like his dad...what a sweetheart.

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 09:39 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
What a low level article this is.
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It's the NY Post, what did you expect?

But honestly, this article doesn't even make sense. What difference does it make what the lyrics are actually about, or what the audience thinks they're about? And how is this a "rumor," exactly? The ties to the "Paul is dead" hoax and the butcher cover (Yesterday & Tomorrow, heehee!) are dubious at best.

What a complete non-story. Next thing you know, they'll be revealing the shocking news that "Art of Dying" was also about death.

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Old Nov 03, 2002, 10:50 PM   #8
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It was probably a slow news day at the NY Post. The editor needed something to fill that last section.

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Default Re: Rumor \'Clouds\' New Song By Beatle George

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By FPSHOT:
What a low level article this is.

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agreed.

"Yesterday and Tomorrow" album? simple facts are not difficult to look up.

Thanks for the article though, good find. Good article or not its even more exposure for George's album.

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Old Nov 04, 2002, 04:35 AM   #10
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Ahhh....the return of the famous "unnamed source".....I thought he just dissed Paul...apparently he'll diss anybody....

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LOL! the "unnamed source" just happens to be correct in this case! and i dont think he was dissing George at all, no he only does that to Paul!!

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