Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
Just Harrison Songs, by George!
In 2009, George Harrison's first career spanning solo hit collection, "Let It Roll" was released. In 2011, Martin Scorsese made the film GEORGE HARRISON, Living in the Material World. I saw it on Cable TV and was blown away by the story of George Harrison, told by those who loved him and by George, himself.
By the way, the "Let it Roll"Collection Features Harrison's Solo Hits from 1970's All Things Must Pass Through 2002's Brainwashed, Remastered, Plus Live Recordings from 1971 Concert For Bangladesh.
George was my favorite Beatle when I was a teenage "bird". Why? Well, his birthday, February 25th, is the day after mine (of course, I was born many years after he was). Another reason, all my friends had chosen one of the other three Beatles. As it turns out, George earned my admiration and adoration.
The image here is from the poster, George Harrison: Living in the Material world, available for purchase at Allposters.com.
Who Is George Harrison?
As if you did not know!
George was born in Liverpool, England on February 25, 1943. He passed away on November 29, 2001.
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.
Factoid: Harrison's pseudonym on the first Wilburys' album was "Nelson Wilbury"; he would use the name "Spike Wilbury" for the Traveling Wilburys' second album.
In addition to being a muscian and composer, he produced motion pictures. Two of those films are Time Bandits and Monty Python's The Life of Brian.
He was also an accomplished gardener! Wow! something I have in common with him--although, I might be stretching it a bit to put "accomplished" in front of gardener about myself. The background photo for the Album "All Things Must Pass" was photographed in his garden at his home, Friar Park.
On April 14, 2009 Harrison was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The Album ~ Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison - A unique gift idea for the music lover in your life.
Must own music written and performed by George Harrison. He was so much more than a "Beatle".
This album contains 19 songs including one of my favorites "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
Press Release for "Let It Roll"
The album with just George Harrison music.
And I quote:
Hollywood, California - May 5, 2009 - Capitol/EMI confirms the tracklist for George Harrison's first-ever career-spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison. To be released June 16 (June 15 internationally), the CD's 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, and will be available in CD and digital formats.
"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.
Who Is/Was Your Favorite Beatle:
When I was a teen, most conversations began with the question, "Who is your favorite Beatle?" Once it was established where you stood on your opinion of the Fab Four, bonds were created or broken.
So who is/was your favorite?
Who was your favorite of the fab four?
Award-winning Documentary from HBO about George Harrison
- 1971~Album of the Year: All Things Must Pass
- 1971~Record of the Year: My Sweet Lord
- 1988~Concept Music Video: When We Was Fab
- 2003~Male Pop Performance: Any Road
- 2003~Best Pop Vocal Album: Brainwashed
What Is Your Favorite George Harrison Song:
Go to Amazon and find your favorite George Harrison song; enter it here and then vote. Tell your friends about this opportunity to give their fave a shout out!
© 2009 Mickie Gee