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Title: Cloud Nine
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 16, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
Absolutely love this record by George, especially the title track and Devil's Radio  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUU4Brp0nfQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGPMWFvJ-U
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: 7 of 13 on March 16, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
yeah i definitely love that album, devils radio, fish on the sand, breath away from heaven, got my mind set on you, all excellent tracks.
 ;yes
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: tkitna on March 16, 2011, 07:32:35 PM
I agree. Great record. I havent busted it out in awhile. Might just have to do that.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: HeyJude18 on March 16, 2011, 07:39:48 PM
It really is a great album!  I was just listening to this album this morning :)
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Gary910 on March 16, 2011, 11:00:31 PM
We had to wait five years for this album... back in the day, and we had to wait another 15 for his posthumous album, not counting The Trembling Wilbury's.  ;)

I have loved this album since I heard it the first heard it back in '87. 1987 was a good Beatles year. George had a new album, and number one hit as well. Paul had a new Hits Collection, and a new UK single that I got in the US. The Beatles catalog came out on CD for the first time, and the solo albums started coming out on CD as well. I miss those times. It was fun and expensive being a Beatles fan.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on March 18, 2011, 08:19:26 PM
As a 60's fan I think it sounds too 80's for my ears. I prefer any of George's albums from 1970 to 1975, but I admit that Cloud Nine is a key album of him.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Mairi on March 21, 2011, 03:21:39 PM
Great album, but one of the worst album covers in my opinion.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Gary910 on March 21, 2011, 03:36:38 PM
Great album, but one of the worst album covers in my opinion.

It is simple, in a way. I love seeing George with his Gretsch from the old days. I think George looks good, and happy.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 21, 2011, 04:31:44 PM
He loved that Duo Jet...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-_uxt0XT_d8/TKIWWDGVHgI/AAAAAAAAAFI/g8XAY2BSBsc/s1600/gretsch.jpg)

(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/07/14/11071483_gal.jpg)
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: PaulRamon on April 13, 2011, 07:55:11 PM
Yeah, one of my favorite George Harrison albums!!
I remember the year of it's release, I was really surprised of it's quality and I played it for weeks 'round and 'round......
It's a pity that he left us so early, I'm shure he would have had written some more great songs like Cloud Nine for us if :'(.......
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: nimrod on April 13, 2011, 10:46:43 PM
He loved that Duo Jet...


but he didnt like the way it sounded  ;)
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: PaulRamon on April 14, 2011, 10:40:19 AM
Great album, but one of the worst album covers in my opinion.

You're right, it's a bad cover artwork indeed, typical 80's style.....
For good luck it's good music in a bad sleeve and not the the opposite..... ;D
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Jema on June 17, 2011, 01:40:04 PM
My favorite songs from Cloud 9 are This Is Love,Breath Away From Heaven and Got My Mind Set On You.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Unknown Delight on June 17, 2011, 10:12:47 PM
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I agree regarding the cover, although i do like the photo of George.  The cover just looks like it was designed more for a CD sized cover then a full LP sized album jacket.  It just has the vibe to it, in my opinion....but then again a lot of albums released around that time had similar 'simple photo cover' designs.

I still like this album a lot.  It was the one that introduced me to George's works..and "That's What It Takes' re-introduced him to me all over again a few years ago.  So it paved the way for all his other wonderful stuff from the past ( Beatles included!).   I like his 70s stuff a great deal...but will always have a soft spot for this album.
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Mr Mustard on June 18, 2011, 01:45:30 AM
My favourite George Harrison album (excluding compilations).  Favourites tracks: That's What It Takes, Fish On The Sand, This Is Love, When We Was Fab, Wreck Of The Hesperus and Got My Mind Set On You. This album features a healthy amount of refreshingly catchy "upbeat" George; in my opinion a nice break away from his dreary, turgid preaching of the mid 70s .
Title: Re: Cloud Nine
Post by: Yeshelloitsmehereagain on June 16, 2012, 02:03:51 AM
Great album, but one of the worst album covers in my opinion.

A very good marketing decision, to put George Harrison on the front of a George Harrison album. It worked for Somewhere In England, that album sold over 10 copies.

It screams 80's too. It's a joke: "Spot the Loonie". It's very humourous.