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George Harrison's solo career features an abundance of songs that showcase his dedication to the art of songwriting. His ability to balance lofty spiritual concerns within the framework of a pop song was one of his greatest strengths and it's one well-documented on this collection of previously unreleased recordings. Demo versions of "All Things Must Pass" and "My Sweet Lord" unveil songs of sweet melancholy and rapturous melody—even at their most raw core. Covers of songs by influences such as Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers are perfect vehicles for him—mixing up soulful yearning and tuneful invention.


Genre: Rock

Nicknamed "the Quiet Beatle" at the height of Beatlemania, George Harrison did indeed seem somewhat reserved compared to the other members of the Fab Four. He favored wry wit to Ringo Starr's clowning, and he never indulged in either John Lennon's penchant for controversy or Paul McCartney's crowd-pleasing antics. He preferred sly provocations to larger-than-life bravado. Harrison's measured, considered persona was reflected in his music, particularly his clean, composed lead guitar parts but also...
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