Writer: George Harrison
Producer: George Harrison
Recorded: January-April 1973 at Apple Studios in London, England
Released: June 1973
|Players:||George Harrison — vocals, guitar
Klaus Voorman — bass
Nicky Hopkins — piano
Gary Wright — keyboards
Jim Keltner — drums
Zakir Hussein — tabla
|Album:||Living In The Material World (Apple, 1973)|
The spiritually tinged “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” was George Harrison's first single in nearly two years.
The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number Eight in the U.K.
In his autobiography I Me Mine, Harrison said of the song: “Sometimes you open your mouth and you don't know what you are going to say, and whatever comes out is the starting point. If that happens and you are lucky–it can usually be turned into a song. This song is a prayer and personal statement between me, the Lord, and whoever likes it.”
The Living In The Material World album spent five weeks atop the Billboard 200, marking the second time Harrison topped both the album and singles charts at the same time (he did it in 1971 with All Things Must Pass and “My Sweet Lord”).
In the U.K., Living In The Material World peaked at Number Three.
The album has sold more than three million copies around the world.
Most of the songs on Living In The Material World were inspired by Harrison's religious beliefs. The disc's run-out grooves feature the messages “Hare Krishna” and “Hare Rama.”