Dark Horse: The Life And Art Of George Harrison by Geoffrey GiulianoThe least understood and most paradoxical of the Beatles, George Harrison has parried for more than twenty-five years any attempt to penetrate the public enigma that cloaks the private man—that is, until Dark Horse. In the mid–1980s Geoffrey Giuliano lived in the often wonderfully unreal world of Harrison and his friends, interviews with whom are the basis for much of this vivid and revealing portrait. Here are Harrisons Liverpool childhood, the forging of the Beatles, their unheralded ascendancy, and the bitter break-up; his turbulent solo career with its soaring successes and harrowing setbacks; his reincarnation as a Traveling Wilbury; his impact as a record and film producer; his oft-publicized and misjudged spiritual quest; and much more. This edition includes an additional chapter that discusses Harrisons life through the twenty-fifth-anniversary reunion of the surviving Beatles to record new tracks for their video and musical anthology, as well as updated appendices and rare, previously unpublished photos. The result is a comprehensive, illuminating look at George Harrisons musical career and inner life.
George Harrison - Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989
From his solo efforts to his influential time with The Beatles, here are the best George Harrison songs throughout his career. With the break up of The Beatles in , George had a wealth of songs ready and waiting for inclusion on his first post-Beatles album. And what an album it was. All Things Must Pass is truly one of the landmark records from the rock era. With a cast of fine musicians, from Eric Clapton and the future Dominos, to Badfinger and Ringo Starr , the songs that George included in the record are classics, one and all.
After all, this all-star project — released on Dec. Only just coming into his own after the Beatles' split in , Harrison made a stirring early case for his own emerging skills as a songwriter and performing artist. He started by topping both the U. In between, Harrison staged a celebrated benefit concert for Bangladesh. Plus, he released four consecutive Top 25 Billboard hits, including a pair of No. Its lead single, the title track, stalled at No. The tour in support of the album — staged with co-headliner Ravi Shankar, and performed with a voice ravaged by deadline demands for the new album — was a controversial misfire.
The first ever solo Beatle album I ever bought, I got this on CD around I have loved it ever since I am glad to have this on vinyl in good condition, since I .
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The album also includes a single, " Cheer Down ", which was Harrison's contribution to the soundtrack of the film Lethal Weapon 2 , and two tracks recorded specifically for the collection: "Poor Little Girl" and "Cockamamie Business". Despite the popularity of Harrison's work over this period — both as a solo artist with his Cloud Nine album , and as a member of the Traveling Wilburys — the compilation failed to achieve commercial success. Best of Dark Horse became out of print in the early s, and it remained unavailable when Harrison's Dark Horse catalogue was reissued in Rather than record a follow-up to his successful comeback album, Cloud Nine , in , George Harrison chose to wait for his Traveling Wilburys bandmates — Jeff Lynne , Bob Dylan and Tom Petty — to become available to start work on a new album. Also included on Best of Dark Horse — was Harrison's contribution to the soundtrack for the film Lethal Weapon 2 , " Cheer Down ", which was issued as a single in the United States in August Records , the compilation went out of print some years later and was not reissued by EMI when that company began distributing Harrison's Dark Horse catalogue.
Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Canada. This album usually falls in the latter category, being George's first real "dud" after two successful studio albums and several hit singles. Promoting a tour that was just as criticized, the album was famously marred by George's "dark hoarse" voice and personal problems.