"Sour Milk Sea" is a song by the English rock singer Jackie Lomax that was released as his debut single on the Beatles' Apple record label in August 1968. It was written by George Harrison during the Beatles' stay in Rishikesh, India, and given to Lomax to help launch Apple Records. The song's recording was the first of many extracurricular musical projects undertaken by Harrison, who produced the track, and a rarity among non-Beatles songs since it features contributions from three members of the band. Along with Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the musicians on the track were Eric Clapton and session pianist Nicky Hopkins.

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  • Sour Milk Sea è un brano composto da George Harrison e donato a Jackie Lomax. Fu la prima canzone di Harrison ad essere data ad un altro artista. (it)
  • "Sour Milk Sea" is a song by the English rock singer Jackie Lomax that was released as his debut single on the Beatles' Apple record label in August 1968. It was written by George Harrison during the Beatles' stay in Rishikesh, India, and given to Lomax to help launch Apple Records. The song's recording was the first of many extracurricular musical projects undertaken by Harrison, who produced the track, and a rarity among non-Beatles songs since it features contributions from three members of the band. Along with Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the musicians on the track were Eric Clapton and session pianist Nicky Hopkins. Harrison wrote "Sour Milk Sea" to promote Transcendental Meditation, which the Beatles had been studying in Rishikesh with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The group recorded a demo of the song while considering material for their 1968 double album, The Beatles. On release, Lomax's single was overshadowed in Apple's "Our First Four" promotional campaign by the Beatles' "Hey Jude" and Mary Hopkin's "Those Were the Days"; it enjoyed only minor success internationally, becoming a top 30 hit in Canada. Together with its B-side, the Lomax-written "The Eagle Laughs at You", the song was included on the singer's only Apple album, Is This What You Want?, released in March 1969. "Sour Milk Sea" has received praise from many music critics. Writing for Mojo shortly after Lomax's death in 2013, Danny Eccleston described it as "a brilliantly excitable recording", although he attributed the single's lack of commercial success to an "accusatory tone" in Harrison's lyrics. The track also appears on the 2010 multi-artist compilation Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records. (en)
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  • "The Eagle Laughs at You"
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  • French picture sleeve
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  • "Genuine Imitation Life"
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  • "New Day"
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  • ''Looking for release from limitation?
  • Although Jackie Lomax had a full and interesting musical career, he was one of Liverpool's unluckiest musicians … his album for the Beatles' Apple label, Is This What You Want , produced by George Harrison, should have been a best-seller. Most music fans of the era cite "Sour Milk Sea" as a Top 10 single that never was, so why didn't they buy it?
  • Get out of Sour Milk Sea
  • I used "Sour Milk Sea" as the idea of – if you're in the shit, don't go around moaning about it; do something about it:
  • There's nothing much without illumination …
  • You don't belong there …''
  • With Eric Clapton playing on it, it was on fire. When the backing tape was played back, I thought it worked as an instrumental. "You want me to sing on top of that?!"
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  • – George Harrison, 1979
  • – Jackie Lomax, 2010
  • – Spencer Leigh, 2013
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  • Sour Milk Sea è un brano composto da George Harrison e donato a Jackie Lomax. Fu la prima canzone di Harrison ad essere data ad un altro artista. (it)
  • "Sour Milk Sea" is a song by the English rock singer Jackie Lomax that was released as his debut single on the Beatles' Apple record label in August 1968. It was written by George Harrison during the Beatles' stay in Rishikesh, India, and given to Lomax to help launch Apple Records. The song's recording was the first of many extracurricular musical projects undertaken by Harrison, who produced the track, and a rarity among non-Beatles songs since it features contributions from three members of the band. Along with Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the musicians on the track were Eric Clapton and session pianist Nicky Hopkins. (en)
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  • Sour Milk Sea (brano musicale) (it)
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