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Welcome to our George Harrison page. We have highlighted some of his better solo material. 

All of the items on this page are strong. For very casual fans, perhaps The Best of George Harrison will suffice. For those seeking more we recommend All Things Must Pass (remastered in 2001) and The Concert for Bangla Desh (remastered in 2005). 

If you're deciding between All Things Must Pass and The Concert for Bangla Desh, the former has some good jams and loads of material packed within two discs, while the latter includes live takes of of some of Harrison's best solo material, a few Beatle cuts, and loads of Dylan songs. 

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All Things Must Pass
Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
The Best of George Harrison
Concert For George DVD
Concert For George Soundtrack
The Concert for Bangla Desh
The Beatles
The White Album
Abbey Road

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All Things Must Pass review
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All Things Must Pass is fantastic album. It takes elements of  rock, blues, pop, and even country. It is not country in the style of say Dylan's Nashville Skyline, but the pedal steel riffs when used, do give the music country undertones, sometimes in a Hawaiian kind of way, like on "Behind Those Closed Doors." 

The musicians for All Things Must Pass are superb that really help to make it an excellent album. They consist of The Delaney and Bonnie Band that eventually became Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Peter Drake (Pedal Steel - who added brilliance to albums or performed with Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, George Harrison, Leon Russell, Kenny Rodgers and so many others). Then there is Bobby Keys and Jim Price, who help make the Rolling Stones soooooo good adding horns. Ringo Star played drums on half of the songs. It is always troubling to start a list of praises from a list of musicians for the likelihood of leaving someone off.

Overall the guitar phrases are more riff oriented rather than ... here's the instrumental break, do your thing. At least on the songs portion. On the jams portion there is plenty of exploration. 

Back when I had this in album format, "My Sweet Lord" was my favorite track. Upon rediscovering All Things Must Pass "Isn't It A Pity version two," takes the nod offering nice riffs with the piano and guitar trading melody lines, these are carried over exceptionally well for the next track. 

How about the jams? While not your everyday music, if you enjoy instrumental rock and have some time to sit back, these sessions have plenty to offer. I've included the music credits by song below. Three of the tracks are basically the Derek and the Dominos line-up (without Duane Allman). The last song, "Out of the Blue" is a bit more progressive than the others, perhaps Traffic like at time, with some horns helping out with fills and leads. Our favorite of the jams "I Remember Jeep" takes the Freddie King "Hide Away" riff as a theme, while "Thanks For The Pepperoni" is Chuck Berry in nature. 

The remastered 2001 edition includes vastly improved sound. The box contains a booklet with an essay by Harrison, photos, lyrics, and recording credits.  All Things Must Pass is an excellent album. 

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All Things Must Pass track list

All Things Must Pass - disc 1
1 I'd Have You Anytime 3:00
2 My Sweet Lord 4:43
3 Wah-Wah 5:39
4 Isn't It a Pity? 7:13
5 What Is Life 4:27
6 If Not for You 3:33
7 Behind That Locked Door 3:10
8 Let It Down 5:01
9 Run of the Mill 2:52
Additional bonus tracks
10 I Live for You 3:37
11 Beware of Darkness 3:22
12 Let It Down 3:55
13 What Is Life 4:27
14 My Sweet Lord 4:57
All Things Must Pass - disc 2
1 Beware of Darkness 3:52
2 Apple Scruffs 3:09
3 Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) 3:52
4 Awaiting on You All 2:50
5 All Things Must Pass 3:47
6 I Dig Love 5:00
7 Art of Dying 3:43
8 Isn't It a Pity? 4:51
9 Hear Me Lord 6:00
Original Jams
10 It's Johnny's Birthday :49
George Harrison / Mal Evans / Eddie Klein
11 Plug Me In 3:19
Jim Gordon / Carl Radle / Bobby Whitlock / Eric Clapton / Dave Mason / George Harrison
12 I Remember Jeep 8:09
Ginger Baker / Klaus Voorman / Billy Preston / Eric Clapton / George Harrison
13 Thanks for the Pepperoni 5:32
Jim Gordon / Carl Radle / Bobby Whitlock / Eric Clapton / Dave Mason / George Harrison
14 Out of the Blue 11:16
Jim Gordon / Carl Radle / Bobby Whitlock / Eric Clapton / Dave Mason / George Harrison / Gary Wright / Jim Price / Bobby Keys / Al Aronowitz


All Things Must Pass
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Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
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Original Release Date: June 16, 2009

  1. Got My Mind Set On You 
  2. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 
  3. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) 
  4. My Sweet Lord 
  5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live MSG)
  6. All Things Must Pass 
  7. Any Road 
  8. This Is Love 
  9. All Those Years Ago 
10. Marwa Blues 
11. What Is Life 
12. Rising Sun 
13. When We Was Fab 
14. Something (Live MSG)
15. Blow Away 
16. Cheer Down 
17. Here Comes The Sun (Live MSG)
18. I Don't Want To Do It 
19. Isn't It A Pity 

Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison

Product Description
George Harrison’s first-ever career-spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison. Special packaging includes a 28-page booklet featuring previously unseen and rare photos, and newly-written liner notes by Warren Zanes. The collection’s 19 tracks have been digitally remastered by Giles Martin at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. “Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison is a gathering of material that takes us far into the territory that was ultimately a place unique to George Harrison,” writes Warren Zanes in his liner notes essay for the new collection.
This collection is the first to span Harrison’s entire solo recording career, including the #1 Billboard Pop singles “My Sweet Lord,” “Isn’t It A Pity,” “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” and “Got My Mind Set On You." Let It Roll also features live recordings of three timeless Harrison-penned Beatles songs, “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Here Comes The Sun,” from his 1971 all-star Concert For Bangladesh benefit at Madison Square Garden.

“The keyhole into the world of George Harrison is the music itself. Yet his songs and the accomplishments for which he’s remembered are inextricably bound—and those accomplishments are, without question, eclectic in scope,” Zanes writes.

George Harrison is a twice-inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and as a member of The Beatles, and an 11-time Grammy Award winner for his recordings with The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. 

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The Best of George Harrison
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Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
Original Release Date: November 8, 1976

The Best of George Harrison combines seven of Harrison's with a half-dozen early solo hits.

1. Something 
2. If I Needed Someone 
3. Here Comes the Sun 
4. Taxman 
5. Think for Yourself 
6. For You Blue 
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 
8. My Sweet Lord 
9. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) 
10. You 
11. Bangla Desh 
12. Dark Horse 
13. What Is Life

The Best of George Harrison
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Concert For George DVD
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Disc 1: The complete concert (including performances not featured in the theatrical version)
Disc 2: The theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and MORE. 
32-page booklet
Photos

From the Back Cover
On November 29, 2002-one year after the passing of music legend George Harrison-wife Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by an all-star lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, and many more. Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) celebrates that magical night with the DVD release of CONCERT FOR GEORGE, a double-disc set highlighting the gala event, which was beautifully filmed for posterity and recently released in a limited theatrical run. Disc one of the DVD contains the complete concert, including performances not featured in the theatrical version. Disc two contains the theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage. Each of the performers had a personal friendship or history with Harrison, and the backstage moments and interviews give a sense of how deeply they felt for him. Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO's Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video "Handle With Care"), the CONCERT FOR GEORGE DVD captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), "Taxman" (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and "The Inner Light" (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison's longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director. In one memorable segment, Anoushka Shankar conducted a full orchestra of musicians performing a special composition by her father and Harrison's mentor, Ravi Shankar, celebrating Harrison's love of Indian classical music. The piece, entitled "Arpan," means "offering." Among the other high points are McCartney and Clapton performing a duet of "Something," with Starr on drums; Starr performing his #1 hit "Photograph" (which was cowritten by Harrison); and Oscar-winner Tom Hanks sitting in with Monty Python (featuring Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Neil Innes) for a hysterical version of "The Lumberjack Song," one of Harrison's favorites. Harrison's friend Joe Brown played the old standard "I'll See You In My Dreams" to close the emotional evening. "The Concert For George was all I hoped it would be," said Olivia Harrison. "I don't think I've ever heard a band play with so much emotion and respect." CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures the majesty of Royal Albert Hall from more than a dozen camera locations. The film was shot in high definition and digitally mastered with sound recorded in 5.1 Surround.

Concert For George
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Concert For George Soundtrack
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1. Sarve Sham 
2. Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - Anoushka Shankar 
3. The Inner Light - Anoushka Shankar 
4. Arpan - Anoushka Shankar 
5. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne 
6. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton 
7. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker 
8. Give Me Love (Give Me Piece On Earth) - Jeff Lynne 
9. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton 
10. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown 
11. That's The Way It Goes - Joe Brown 
12. Taxman - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 
13. I Need You - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 
14. Handle with Care - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison 
15. Isn't It A Pity - Billy Preston 
16. Photograph - Ringo Starr 
17. Honey Don't - Ringo Starr 
18. For You Blue - Paul McCartney 
19. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
20. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney 
21. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
22. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston 
23. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton 
24. I'll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown

Concert For George
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The Concert for Bangla Desh
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Remastered Oct. 25, 2005 release

Spotlighting live renditions of the All Things Must Pass material, some Beatle classics, and a load of Bob Dylan songs add up to a winner.

Disc: 1
1. Introduction 
2. Bangla Dhun - Ravi Shankar 
3. Wah-Wah 
4. My Sweet Lord 
5. Awaiting On You All 
6. That's The Way God Planned It - Billy Preston 
7. It Don't Come Easy - Richard Starkey 
8. Beware Of Darkness 
9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 

Disc: 2
1. Medley: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Youngblood - M. Jagger 
2. Here Comes The Sun 
3. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan 
4. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry 
5. Blowin' In the Wind 
6. Mr. Tambourine Man 
7. Just Like A Woman 
8. Something 
9. Bangla Desh

Soundtrack

Description
THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause -- setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher purpose. Bob Geldof cited THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH as an inspiration for Live Aid and all that followed. 

The concert sold out Madison Square Garden, and along with the Grammy Award-winning triple-LP boxed set, and the feature film, has generated millions for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization around the world, as well as among other musicians and their fans. It is acknowledged as the inspiration and forerunner to the major global fundraising events of recent years. To quote the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, "George and his friends were pioneers." 

All artists’ royalties from the sales of the DVD will go to UNICEF.

More Details:
First time available on DVD. 
2-disc package, including the original 99-minute film restored and remixed in 5.1. 
Plus 72 minutes of extras featuring a 45-minute documentary The Concert For Bangladesh Revisited 2005 with George Harrison and friends, about the background to the two shows with exclusive interviews and contributions from United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Sir Bob Geldof. 

Also includes previously unseen performances: "If Not For You," featuring George and Bob Dylan from rehearsals, "Come On In My Kitchen," featuring George, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell at the sound check, and a Bob Dylan performance from the afternoon show of "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" not included in the original film. 


Color/approximately 172 minutes. 

DVD
Deluxe-limited edition SKU based on the original 1972 album package also includes 60-page booklet, reproduction of Harrison ’s hand-written lyrics for the song "Concert For Bangladesh," 10 belly-banded postcards, static-cling sticker, and a reprint of the original poster. 
Capitol/EMI will release a remixed and remastered version of the audio on CD. 
Star studded, high-profile world premiere event hosted by UNICEF, in Los Angeles. 
American Public Television pledge special in December. 

Order: CD | DVD | Deluxe

Bangla Desh Deluxe DVD
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A few Beatle classics

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The White Album
George Harrison

A double album classic

Disc: 1
1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
2. Dear Prudence
3. Glass Onion
4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
5. Wild Honey Pie
6. Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
11. Blackbird
12. Piggies
13. Rocky Raccoon
14. Don't Pass Me By
15. Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
16. I Will
17. Julia

Disc: 2
1. Birthday
2. Yer Blues
3. Mother Nature's Son
4. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
5. Sexy Sadie
6. Helter Skelter
7. Long, Long, Long
8. Revolution 1
9. Honey Pie
10. Savoy Truffle
11. Cry Baby Cry
12. Revolution 9
13. Good Night

The White Album
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Abbey Road
George Harrison

1. Come Together
2. Something
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4. Oh! Darling
5. Octopus's Garden
6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
7. Here Comes the Sun
8. Because
9. You Never Give Me Your Money
10. Sun King
11. Mean Mr. Mustard
12. Polythene Pam
13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
14. Golden Slumbers
15. Carry That Weight
16. End
17. Her Majesty
 

Abbey Road
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George Harrison

 

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