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Cloud Nine is the 11th studio album by English musician George Harrison. The album was recorded and released in after Harrison had taken Wreck Of The Hesperus - George Harrison - Cloud Nine five-year hiatus from his career as a solo artist.
The hit single " Got My Mind Set on You " from this album re-established Harrison as a critically acclaimed and commercially significant recording artist. Cloud Nine was Harrison's last solo studio album released during his lifetime. Frustrated with the changing musical climate, Harrison suspended his recording career in the early s. Instead of recording, he opted to pursue other interests, including film production with his own company, Handmade Films. The odd soundtrack or charity song would surface during this period, but otherwise, it was a musically silent period for Harrison.
By lateafter a substantial break, Harrison Wreck Of The Hesperus - George Harrison - Cloud Nine the desire to make music again. He asked former Electric Light Orchestra leader and fellow musician Jeff Lynne to co-produce a new album with him.
After writing a round of new compositions including the songs already contributed to the film Shanghai SurpriseHarrison entered his home studio Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames on 5 January to begin recording his first new commercial album in five years. Having recorded the backing tracks for seventeen songs between January and March, he completed the album's overdubs in August The latter was recovering from vocal surgery, at the time.
The cover features Harrison's first American-made guitar, a Gretsch that he purchased in Liverpool in Harrison Wreck Of The Hesperus - George Harrison - Cloud Nine it his "old black Gretsch". Harrison gave the guitar to his longtime friend, Klaus Voormann who kept it for 20 years. The guitar had been left in Los Angeles and had been modified.
Harrison asked for the return of the guitar, had it restored and used it for the cover shoot. A few weeks later, Cloud Nine was released to high anticipation and a favourable critical reception.
The album went to number 10 in the UK. In the US, it peaked at number 8 on O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Various - The Real. Christmas Crooners Billboard chart and number 4 on the Cash Box Topand achieved platinum status. While the success of Cloud Nine was not enough to spur Harrison into a tour, it inspired him to continue making music.
In the spring ofalong with Lynne, he would call up friends Bob DylanTom Petty and Roy Orbison and begin a project ultimately realised as the Traveling Wilburys.
The album has consistently been praised by rock critics. Writing in Rolling Stone magazine, David Wild described it as "an expertly crafted, endlessly infectious record that constitutes Harrison's best album since 's inspired All Things Must Pass ".
Most of the blame must fall on Harrison, though producer Jeff Lynne's influence is far too prevalent The album is occasionally redeemed by the deft guitar interplay between Harrison and Eric Clapton, as well as the perky single 'Got My Mind Set on You. Considine wrote: "Forget the 'former Beatle' stuff — this album would be worth snapping up even if Harrison were some unknown from Encino. He wrote that, with Lynne's help and "the focus on … snappy pop-rock numbers", Harrison "crafted a remarkably consistent and polished comeback effort with Cloud Nine ", which Erlewine considered "one of his very best albums".
Among reviews of the reissue, Uncut described Cloud Nine as "endowed with undeniable charm"  and Rolling Stone deemed it to be a "late-career masterwork" from Harrison. All songs by George Harrisonexcept where noted.
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