Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
More today from Chris Welch’s erudite 2005 notes in the CD insert:
“The album takes it’s title from Wright’s composition “It’s All About A Roundabout”, which contains the immortal line “It’s all about a roundabout, some swing in, some swing out and some don’t swing at all”.
Mike: “It expressed his thoughts about people and life I guess.” As well as Gary’s freshly minted material, they did a few “covers” including a version of Janis Ian’s “Society’s Child”, a bitter song that the controversial American singer/songwriter had recorded at the age of 15.
“We used to do that song “live” on stage, and it was one of our favourites,” recalls Harrison. Although we toured the states later, we never met Janis Ian. We also did Bob Dylan’s “Too Much Of Nothing”.”
Gary Wright teamed up with Jimmy Miller to devise such songs as “Love Really Changed Me”, “It Hurts You So” and “Forget It I Got It”. “Jimmy and Gary wrote quite a few songs together on this album,” adds Mike . “Jimmy didn’t actually write the music but he contributed some of the lyrics. Gary and Jimmy had known each other in America and were great friends. We first met Jimmy through Chris Blackwell. He had a great ear for music and was a fantastic character with so much enthusiasm.” Miller, who later worked as a producer with The Rolling Stones, died in 1994