US album release: George Harrison by George Harrison

George Harrison’s eighth solo album, George Harrison, was released in the United States on 20 February 1979.

George Harrison album artwork

George Harrison peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart, reaching the same position in Canada. In the UK it went no higher than number 39.

I hope it does as well as All Things Must Pass. I think this album is very pleasant. It’s like I was saying earlier, when I went and asked the guys at Warner Bros. “You’re so smart, tell me what’s happening,” because I really don’t follow the charts and all that anymore. When it came down to it they don’t know any more than I do. But I think even without following trends, paying no real attention to what’s going on and just writing your own songs, you still have as much chance as if you follow things closely. In fact, you probably have a better chance, because you’re less affected by superficial change. It’s more likely to be original.
George Harrison
Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979

Harrison considered touring to promote the album, although it never came to pass.

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UK album release: George Harrison by George Harrison
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