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Favourite George Solo Songs.
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kelicopter
Sitting in an English Garden
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18 August 2011 - 9.32pm

Mine has to be All Things Must Pass. I haven't heard huge amounts of his solo stuff yet though, so there may be some gems that I am still to come across.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

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PennyLane
Sitting singing songs for everyone by the mountain stream
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18 August 2011 - 11.31pm

That reminds me. A couple weeks ago coming back from Florida, When We Was Fab came on the radio. I instantly starting singing. I love the piano riff in the song. The video always makes me smile (more because Ringo is absolutely adorable in it).

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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19 August 2011 - 12.53pm

Deep Blue, Fish On The Sand, Give Me Love, Dark Haired Lady and Cheer Down come to mind. I Live For You is an excellent outtake from ATMP (so many from ATMP).  P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night) is also a really good song and i really like Rocking Chair In Hawaii from the same album (which ive literally just realised was around during ATMP).

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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kedame
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19 August 2011 - 5.27pm

All Things Must Pass is simply divine. I love it, and it is one of those near-crying experience songs. I really like the version from the Concert for George, too. There is a little bit where Paul and Eric Clapton look at each other and do a little funny guitar thing. It's heartening to see George's friends honor him that way.

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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mithveaen
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24 August 2011 - 4.12am

I'd have you anytime.

 

I was shocked to discover it was written by Dylan and Harrison. a-hard-days-night-paul-2a-hard-days-night-john-7

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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mr. Sun king coming together
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24 August 2011 - 2.45pm

Your Love Is Forever. If anyone ever insults his guitar work, show them this song.

The following people thank mr. Sun king coming together for this post:

Silly Girl

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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IMDeWalrus
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25 July 2012 - 9.37pm

"Isn't It A Pity" is monumental -- amazes me that The Beatles turned it down.

Among my other favourite solo George songs are "What Is Life", "My Sweet Lord", "Beware Of Darkness", "Blow Away", and "Cheer Down".    

 

One really good, but often overlooked, Harrisong is "So Sad" (from the DARK HORSE album)... great guitar strums in this one.

I've got nothing to say, but it's okay..

GOOD MORNING!

GOOD MORNING!!

GOOD MORNING!!!

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Long John Silver
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25 July 2012 - 10.56pm

I didn't give attention to Geogre's solo work that much, but my currently favorites are: "Got My Mind Set On You", "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace)", "All Those Years Ago" and "Isn't It A Pity

 

Oh I also like the beginning riff of "Wah Wah".

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

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Long John Silver
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26 July 2012 - 12.49am

IMDeWalrus said
"Isn't It A Pity" is monumental -- amazes me that The Beatles turned it down.

It is weird, it certainly is better than I Me Mine for e.g. 

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

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Another One
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26 July 2012 - 9.35pm

Isn't It A Pity

My Sweet Lord

All Those Years Ago

I love these songs.

...They've forgotten all about God

He's the only reason we exist...

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Inner Light
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27 July 2012 - 1.15am

Tough One. Here are my choices:

Your Love Is Forever, If That's What It Takes, That's The Way It Goes, I Live For You, Beautiful Girl & Run Of The Mill

The further one travels, the less one knows

Ben Ramon
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27 July 2012 - 11.43am

I've always been a massive fan of You, easily the best song on Extra Texture. Practically every song on All Things Must Pass. Also Cheer Down, Dark Sweet Lady (which I must credit MeanMisterMustard for introducing me to), Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), Don't Let Me Wait Too Long and Got My Mind Set On You.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

lettherebbeatles4ever
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28 July 2012 - 10.49pm

my top five are 

5. all those years ago; wonderful tribute to john

4. give me love give me peace on earth; really underrated

3. isn't a pity; about the breakup of the beatles

2. my sweet lord; masterpiece george werent ashamed of showing his religious beliefs 

1. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll); brilliant never get tried of hearing it.

 

george was so underrated as a solo artist and i dont understand why?

 

peace and love folks   ahdn_george_08

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GeorgeTSimpson
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29 July 2012 - 11.34am

Lettherebbeatles4ever, I don't think Isn't It A Pity is about the band's break up, it was written in 1966 (and played to john in the same year who thought it was junk; george says that during the get back sessions). And Give Me Love was a number 1 hit in the usa, I don't think a number 1 can be underrated, you also wouldn't say let it be is underrated (great song, though). Anyway My Sweet Lord and Let It Roll are also my favourite george solo songs

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby

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fabfouremily
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29 July 2012 - 1.58pm

I really love 'the light that has lighted the world' too.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

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Gone Troppo
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30 July 2012 - 7.03pm

Isn't It A Pity

Give Me Love

Let It Roll

Learning How To Love You

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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31 July 2012 - 3.03pm

Let It Roll, Awaiting On You All and I Dig Love as of this month. I'm on a bit of an All Things Must Pass kick right now.

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit

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PaulHalsey
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27 August 2012 - 7.23am

ATMP, Awaiting On You All, Give me love, Crackerbox Palace. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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FlyOn13
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27 August 2012 - 10.09pm

Continuing the short discussion about Isn't It A Pity from a few posts ago:
I agree that it's definetly not about the hardships in the band, considering there were none when it was written.
I believe it was about an argument with Pattie (Who is, BTW, my favorite Beatle Wife).

Either way, it's an amazing song; my favorite George song, next to My Sweet Lord, of course. a-hard-days-night-george-10

“I was special. I always have been. Why didn't anyone notice me?"
-John Lennon

Ben Ramon
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29 August 2012 - 3.06pm

Recently been on an Art of Dying kick after it came on shuffle and my significant other said how good it was. I had always been indifferent to it before but keep wanting to listen to it now, fiery guitar work.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'

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