Sour Milk Sea
- George Harrison - lead vocal, guitar
- Paul McCartney - bass
- Eric Clapton - guitar
- Ringo Starr - drums
- Nicky Hopkins - piano
"Sour Milk Sea" is another of the "lost Beatles songs" that seemed to have had great potential but for one reason or another never saw the light of day.
Sour Milk Sea was written George Harrison and originated during 1968. The earliest known recording is an acoustic demo recorded at George Harrison's Esher home that has been widely circulated as a bootleg. It's claimed that all four Beatles were present and played on this early demo.
A more polished version with Harrison on lead vocal and Eric Clapton on guitar was recorded during the sessions for The Beatles (also known as The White Album), likely as a practice run. The song was given away to Jackie Lomax who released the song as a single in 1968 with three of the four Beatles plus Eric Clapton in the role of backup band. The Lomax single featured Lomax on vocals, Clapton and Harrison on guitar, McCartney on bass, and Ringo Starr on drums.