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Showing posts with label George Harrison. Show all posts
Showing posts with label George Harrison. Show all posts

Dec 6, 2019

George Harrison - The 25 Essentials Songs (Playlist)

George Harrison - The 25 Essentials Songs (Playlist)
While John Lennon and Paul McCartney shared most of The Beatles' songwriting duties, it was guitarist George Harrison who in introduced the band to the range of influences - from American folk to traditional Indian music and Eastern mysticism - that would constantly reshape their style through the ‘60s. A string of solo albums, which began popping up just before The Beatles' breakup, set a new course for Harrison's musical experiments, but it was his 1970 masterpiece, All Things Must Pass, that best showcased his incredible songwriting gifts. But music wasn't his only interest: he'd also go on to produce movies and benefit concerts. Explore George's musically adventurous and deeply spiritual sides with this selection of his finest moments. Now Listen to the 25 essentials songs of George Harrison


25 Songs: 101 Minutes

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Something (2019 Mix) - The Beatles
What Is Life - George Harrison
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Here Comes the Sun (2019 Mix) - The Beatles
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison
Wah-Wah - George Harrison
Isn't It a Pity - George Harrison
Handle With Care - The Traveling Wilburys
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
When We Was Fab - George Harrison
All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
Any Road - George Harrison
Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
This Is Love - George Harrison
Cheer Down - George Harrison
If Not for You - George Harrison
Blow Away - George Harrison
Awaiting On You All - George Harrison
Dark Horse - George Harrison
Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) - George Harrison
Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison
Marwa Blues - George Harrison
This Song - George Harrison

Jun 26, 2016

George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) from the album Living in the Material World (1973)

George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) from the album Living in the Material World (1973)

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"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" is a song by English musician George Harrison, released as the opening track of his 1973 album Living in the Material World. It was also issued as the album's lead single, in May that year, and became Harrison's second US number 1, after "My Sweet Lord". In doing so, the song demoted Paul McCartney and Wings' "My Love" from the top of the Billboard Hot 100, marking the only occasion that two former Beatles have held the top two chart positions in America. The single also reached the top ten in Britain, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world.

Oct 6, 2015

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (1970)

George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (1970)
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"My Sweet Lord" is a song by English musician and former Beatle George Harrison that was released in November 1970 on his triple album All Things Must Pass. Also issued as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, "My Sweet Lord" topped charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the UK. In America and Britain, the song was the first number 1 single by an ex-Beatle. Harrison originally gave the song to his fellow Apple Records artist Billy Preston to record; this version, which Harrison co-produced, appeared on Preston's Encouraging Words album in September 1970.

Harrison wrote "My Sweet Lord" in praise of the Hindu god Krishna, while at the same time intending the lyrics to serve as a call to abandon religious sectarianism through his deliberate blending of the Hebrew word hallelujah with chants of "Hare Krishna" and Vedic prayer. The recording features producer Phil Spector's Wall of Sound treatment and heralded the arrival of Harrison's much-admired slide guitar technique, which one biographer described as being "musically as distinctive a signature as the mark of Zorro". Preston, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and the group Badfinger are among the other musicians appearing on the recording.

Later in the 1970s, "My Sweet Lord" was at the centre of a heavily publicised copyright infringement suit, due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song "He's So Fine", a 1963 hit for the New York girl group the Chiffons. In 1976, Harrison was found to have subconsciously plagiarised the earlier tune, a verdict that had repercussions throughout the music industry. He claimed to have used the out-of-copyright "Oh Happy Day", a Christian hymn, as his inspiration for the song's melody.

Harrison performed "My Sweet Lord" at the Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971, and it remains the most popular composition from his post-Beatles career. He reworked the song as "My Sweet Lord (2000)" for inclusion as a bonus track on the 30th anniversary reissue of All Things Must Pass. Many artists have covered the song including Andy Williams, Peggy Lee, Edwin Starr, Johnny Mathis, Nina Simone, Julio Iglesias, Richie Havens, Megadeth, Boy George, Elton John, Jim James, Bonnie Bramlett and Elliott Smith. "My Sweet Lord" is ranked 460th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song reached number 1 in Britain for a second time when re-released in January 2002, two months after Harrison's death. As of 2014, "My Sweet Lord" remains the last number 1 hit in the UK by a former member of the Beatles.