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Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison

Updated on August 6, 2018
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Mickie is a retired librarian who loves to tinker around the house. Everywhere she looks, she sees possibility!

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

George Harrison's Home "Friar Park"
George Harrison's Home "Friar Park"

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.

Front Gate of Friar Park photo credit: Reading Tom via photopin cc

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?

See results

Award-winning Documentary from HBO about George Harrison

Living In The Material World
Living In The Material World
I love this DVD and learned so much about my favorite Beatle. If you are a fan of George Harrison or Martin Scorcese you must own this award winng documentary from HBO.

  • 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

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    • Twmarsh profile image


      10 years ago

      Harrison was my favorite Beatle too. Great tribute to him. Favorited and Lensrolled with my "Concert for George" lens!

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      So very under-rated! Not only was George the nicest Beatle, (and the best looking!) but also probably the most musical. His songs were gorgeous and it is such a shame Lennon and McCartney eclipsed him! 5*****

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      10 years ago

      First I'd like to answer a few of those questions up there: Favorite George song? Run of the Mill or Apple Scruffs, both of which are from All Things Must Pass and great tunes. Also I always forget that he produced Time Bandits and Monty Python's Life... and I always laugh when i realise it, just goes to show you the depth of his involvement with all sorts of entertainment, and the width of his sense of humor.

      I also wanted to let you all know that the radio program i work for, In the Studio, has dedicated 2 weeks of shows to George in conjunction with this album. The show focuses in on the Greatest Musicians and the Greatest Albums in Rock n' Roll History, and for these two shows exclusive interviews with George will be featured. Fans of his won't be disappointed, you can listen live on the radio, or check out to stream and listen there. I hope this ad doesnt bother anyone, just trying to share the George!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      11 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice tribute to George Harrison.


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