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I Me Mine by George Harrison
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I’m still looking forward to this book coming out.

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I got it for Christmas last year. It is an interesting read featuring cool moments from his songwriting process, however I found it slow and a little bit dry. The coolest part is the photos of the sheet music and the photos of his original lyrics.  

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My expanded edition should ship in a week or so. Looking forward to it!

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My expanded edition should ship in a week or so. Looking forward to it!  

Hum, wondering if I will get the old edition the next time I’m in Dallas. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Hum, wondering if I will get the old edition the next time I’m in Dallas. a-hard-days-night-george-10  

This will be my first copy, so unfortunately not–but if I had an extra copy you would definitely be the recipient. apple01

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Did you ever receive the book?

I bought a copy of I Me Mine about five or six years ago and I didn’t mind it. The best part for me was his anecdotes about his songs.

I might have to get this expanded deluxe edition though.

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Yes, I haven’t had much time to spend with it, but I have enjoyed it so far. It is expanded to include handwritten lyrics up through Brainwashed, and has some material written by Olivia.

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That sounds good. I will get myself a copy sooner or later.

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Does anyone here have both the original and expanded editions of this book? I’ve got a paperback copy from 2002, but was wondering if it’s worth getting the longer one.

I’m intending to write about all of George’s songs and quotations from him or his family are useful to include, but the Extended Edition is quite expensive! If anyone could outline the difference I’d appreciate it (I’m not really interested in photos or the lyrics themselves, just the commentary).

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I have the extended edition, I actually found it extremely useful for a paper I wrote last semester on Bangladesh in 1971. I don’t have the standard version so I’m not totally sure what the difference is, but in my book rarely does a song commentary exceed a full page. As a musician I love the photos of the hand notation. Either way, I was thrilled to use I Me Mine as a primary source for a college essay. 

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Does anyone here have both the original and expanded editions of this book? I’ve got a paperback copy from 2002, but was wondering if it’s worth getting the longer one.

I’m intending to write about all of George’s songs and quotations from him or his family are useful to include, but the Extended Edition is quite expensive! If anyone could outline the difference I’d appreciate it (I’m not really interested in photos or the lyrics themselves, just the commentary).

  

Over a year later, I reply @Joe. I genuinely wouldn’t bother buying the extended edition. Yeah, it has more lyrics and more photos but the photos are ones that everyone has already seen and the lyrics don’t have any additional commentary for the most part – they’re just his handwritten lyrics.

 

If you have the choice of paying £5 for the 2002 copy or £35 for the extended – go with the 2002 version.

 

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I just bought the 2002 edition of the book. 

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The hardback  2002 is the edition I have too. Is it worth while getting the the extended edition?  if it’s for research I would say get the extended edition, it does run to over 600 pages, as opposed to 300+. It has over 50+ additional songs bringing it up to date. Genesis also say they have transcribed form radio and tv interviews with George, so more of his “voice” is heard throughout. Because it’s back to Genesis for this publication, I think in terms of the physical book, it will be beautiful in comparison. I read somewhere that George felt the commercial publications (outwith the original Deluxe limited edition  of 1000 copies by Genesis which is beautiful indeed) were pretty cheap looking. But it’s the content that matters at the end of the day. If I stumble across the new edition somewhere second hand I will buy it, but not going to get it otherwise. 

Perhaps more people than  John Lennon were peeved at their lack of prominence in the  narrated section  between George and Derek Taylor but, in the Backword commentary by George at the end of the book, there is a latin phrase that is translated as:  Tell not all that you know because he that tells all that he knows, often tells more than he knows, George says that this was a constant thought for him during the editing process. Fair enough.

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Perhaps more people than  John Lennon were peeved at their lack of prominence in the  narrated section  between George and Derek Taylor but, in the Backword commentary by George at the end of the book, there is a latin phrase that is translated as:  Tell not all that you know because he that tells all that he knows, often tells more than he knows, George says that this was a constant thought for him during the editing process. Fair enough.

  

I certainly imagine there were a handful of others that noticed their conspicuous absence, but only John was bold/petty enough to moan about it in public a-hard-days-night-john-1

I think George took that lovely quote very to heart with this book, it offered oh so little in the way of personal autobiography, and the song descriptors felt very pithy and vague. Derek Taylor once mentioned something along the lines of it being hard to even get George to mention Pattie in it. Classic George, gotta love him. 

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I certainly imagine there were a handful of others that noticed their conspicuous absence, but only John was bold/petty enough to moan about it in public

I think George took that lovely quote very to heart with this book, it offered oh so little in the way of personal autobiography, and the song descriptors felt very pithy and vague. Derek Taylor once mentioned something along the lines of it being hard to even get George to mention Pattie in it. Classic George, gotta love him.  

Yes, agreed savoy t, if it hadn’t been for  Derek’s contributions it would have been very pithy and short indeed Patti doesn’t even get a mention in connection to the  songs considered for her.

I wonder though, if by embellishing the updated version  with some interviews etc. that George gave elsewhere, Genesis are moving away from that original wish of George’s to say less. But Olivia did collaborate/approve it.

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