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Remembrance of George Harrison
30 November 2013
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My boss let me off from work early, so I went to the memorial that Chris Carter from Breakfast with the Beatles hosted at George's star. It was an open mike affair, with fans paying tribute and singing, and Chris providing pizza for the fans. It was all the more emotional because many of the attendees knew Susan Hancock, one of George's biggest fans who cleaned and polished George's star, who died of Lou Gehrig's Disease a week ago. It was said she died wearing a George t-shirt. She's seen in the photo below, holding the original mock-up of the star, which Dhani signed for her (and that was an amusing story in itself, as Dhani didn't seem to be aware of the Walk of Fame and didn't understand how his father was going to be immortalized in the sidewalk).

After the open mike tributes, we held hands around George's star while listening to "All Things Must Pass ," and that's when I got a bit weepy. And then we sang to "Here Comes The Sun " while a woman played tambourine.

It was an incredibly poignant tribute. This morning, I'm listening to Saturday Morning with the Beatles, naturally dedicated to George, as well as to Susan.

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Sounds like a lovely tribute, Parlance.

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HeyTrud said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Sounds like a lovely tribute, Parlance.

It was, Trud. I wasn't sure if it would be too intense and I'd have to walk away. But it was a very gentle, loving memorial.

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Sounds like it was a lovely way to remember him apple01

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Just found this...a tad bit late but it's brilliant

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INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

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Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

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"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

9 December 2013
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^^ That is lovely.

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9 November 2014
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This has nothing to do with the thread really, but it doesn't deserve its own thread so I'm putting it here, because I'm "remembering" George Harrison .

I've been really into GH this week, so I made a playlist of the two box sets, Bangla Desh, Wilburys, Brainwashed, Let it Roll, the Shankar/Harrison Collaborations box set, Concert for George and Early Takes Vol. 1, and I'm listening to them all chronologically on headphones. So far it's an interesting listen to hear the progression of sounds. I'm on song 54 of 312.

I just realized there is a best of the Dark Horse Years cd that has two songs I don't have. Poor Little Girl and Cockamamie something or other...I guess I have to get those too now.

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This has nothing to do with the thread really, but it doesn't deserve its own thread so I'm putting it here, because I'm "remembering" George Harrison .

I've been really into GH this week, so I made a playlist of the two box sets, Bangla Desh, Wilburys, Brainwashed, Let it Roll, the Shankar/Harrison Collaborations box set, Concert for George and Early Takes Vol. 1, and I'm listening to them all chronologically on headphones. So far it's an interesting listen to hear the progression of sounds. I'm on song 54 of 312.

I just realized there is a best of the Dark Horse Years cd that has two songs I don't have. Poor Little Girl and Cockamamie something or other...I guess I have to get those too now.

Cockamammmmiiieeeee bussssiness- great song :P  

Have you 'Ride Rajbun' on your playlist? Released in 1992 (but recorded in '88) for a children's show. Dhani is singing on it and Ravi plays sitar on the opening.

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10 November 2014
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I forgot about that one. I have it but it's not on the playlist. There is also Dehra Dun or however you spell it.

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So, as a result of listening to everything straight through (I'm currently on Concert for George), I have reevaluated my opinion of all the albums.

I don't remember where I ranked the GH albums before, so I can't compare--but I know my opinion has changed. I ranked everything on emotional impact, songwriting, and production, in that order. If I felt an album had good songwriting but poor production, I ranked it above an album with good production and worse songwriting. I'll also share some thoughts or comments (nothing too in-depth) about each album. I'm not including Wonderwall or Electronic Sound.

1. All Things Must Pass (1970)

It's strange that George Harrison 's masterpiece came so early in his career. His first proper solo album was a triple album--I can't imagine how great it would have been to buy this when it first came out. It's like everything after this album can't compare. I can't think of another artist this is true for. People often say they like an artist's "early work" better just because they think it's a cool thing to say, but usually I don't find this true about an artist.

2. Extra Texture (Read All About It) (1975)

I love this album because of its poetry and its melancholy feeling. But, strangely, it makes me feel better when I'm in a bad mood. "The speech of flowers excels the flowers of speech."

3. Living in the Material World (1973)

This album is actually hit or miss for me, but while I find some of the songs to be not very interesting (Sue Me, Sue You Blues, The Lord Loves the One, Living in the Material World, for instance), it contains some great songs as well (The Light that Has Lighted the World, Be Here Now, That is All--these last three are some of my all-time favorite songs, especially the latter two).

4. George Harrison (1979)

Your Love is Forever is one of his best songs (but not as good as Be Here Now or That is All). Love Comes to Everyone and Dark Sweet Lady are also good. I could do without Faster or Not Guilty , but overall the album is more cohesive than Living in the Material World.

5. Brainwashed (2002)

Never Get Over You is also an excellent song. Marwa Blues is a nice little meditation. I love the chanting with Dhani at the end of the album. Overall, this album is a pleasure to listen to, with nice sonic textures and instrumentation.

6. Gone Troppo (1982)

This album doesn't have a bad song on it, but overall I find it to be pretty light-weight in comparison with some of the albums I've ranked higher. It's just a fun little album. It suffers from some bad 1980's production and arrangements.

7. Cloud Nine (1987)

I think the songwriting on this one is not quite as good as Gone Troppo, but the production is good and it's a fun listen.

8. Dark Horse (1974)

This one is also good, but his hoarse voice on some of the tracks is a bit annoying, and I wouldn't call it a great effort or anything. Some of the songs are very interesting nonetheless.

9. Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976)

This one isn't bad, but it also isn't great.

10. Somewhere in England (1981)

This one is bad.

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1. All Things Must Pass (1970)

It's strange that George Harrison 's masterpiece came so early in his career. His first proper solo album was a triple album--I can't imagine how great it would have been to buy this when it first came out. It's like everything after this album can't compare. I can't think of another artist this is true for. People often say they like an artist's "early work" better just because they think it's a cool thing to say, but usually I don't find this true about an artist.

I Think a lot of fans prefer the early or debut albums by artists because artists always try so hard to have a good album because they want to be successful. Once you make it, sometimes you get a little lax in your songwriting and you start to sell out or forced to write do to contractual obligations. This is not always true but I think it does happen. 

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Expert Textpert said
1. All Things Must Pass (1970)

It's strange that George Harrison 's masterpiece came so early in his career. His first proper solo album was a triple album--I can't imagine how great it would have been to buy this when it first came out. It's like everything after this album can't compare. I can't think of another artist this is true for. People often say they like an artist's "early work" better just because they think it's a cool thing to say, but usually I don't find this true about an artist.

I Think a lot of fans prefer the early or debut albums by artists because artists always try so hard to have a good album because they want to be successful. Once you make it, sometimes you get a little lax in your songwriting and you start to sell out or forced to write do to contractual obligations. This is not always true but I think it does happen. 

The "first album" thing comes largely from the fact (maybe more-so in the past - in the pre-internet age - than now) that artists often spent years building up the body of work that got them signed, and the best of it goes onto the debut album. Once under contract, and with the debut out of the way, there's soon demand for the second album, but you don't have the stockpile to fall back on. Chances are that you'll have a few worthy contenders that didn't make the debut, but you're starting to have to write on the run - with the pressures of promotion and touring making it harder. By the time of your third album, often known as "the difficult third album", what's usable from the stockpile has gone, the life that sparked, and offered the environment for, the early creativity has probably changed beyond recognition, as have the demands.

To a certain extent this is partly true for ATMP The earliest song on ATMP  on dates back to 1966-67, Art of Dying, with many others written well before George started putting a solo album together - a lot of them coming from 1968-69 (partly as a result of the closeness of his friendship with Dylan at that time, and the amount of time they were spending together). Several of them were tried out during the Get Back  sessions - All Things Must Pass Hear Me Lord Isn't It A Pity Let It Down  - before George started getting fed-up with offering songs to The Beatles that were being under-appreciated.

ATMP  was, in many ways, a collection of songs written over the last four years of The Beatles that they didn't have the time or space for.

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Ron Nasty said

 ATMP  was, in many ways, a collection of songs written over the last four years of The Beatles that they didn't have the time or space for.

Another reason why George's 'Brainwashed' album is so concise for it consists of YEARS worth of material, an unofficial "Best Of" really, over a certain period of time...:-)

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I think these days artists are either manufactured by corporations or they labor in obscurity, so the real artists can do whatever they want as they probably won't be making money anyway.

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As of writing this Today is the 13th Anniversary of George Harrison 's Passing. In This Forum we will dedicate this forum to the memory of George Harrison talking about what we loved about Him. He will be remembered as one of the greatest composers of all-time. With Classics Like While My Guitar Gently Weeps , Something , Here Comes The Sun , Piggies (For You Annadog40), The Inner Light (My Favorite George Song with The Beatles), and Within Without You. Even stuff from his solo Career like My Sweet Lord , Crackerbox Palace, All Things Must Pass , This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying), Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), and His version of Got My Mind Set On You. And for Traviling Wilburys Fans: Tweeter and The Monkey man and End of The Line. This Man made our inner selves soothed and our minds mysticised (New Word).

So do any of you have found memories of George?

I'll Tell You Mine. The First Album i bought of his work was Cloud Nine on CD. (I Also Bought Flaming Pie That same day) I Listened to it and i was immediately blown away with all the stuff he did. My Favorite Song on that album is Probably Devil's Radio. I Love it and it is probably my Favorite Solo Beatles Album.

R.I.P. George Harrison

February 25th 1943-November 29 2001

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R.I.P George. I really hope you're happy wherever you are. Your legend lives on...

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@The John, I found this thread of remembrance for George so I brought your post and @LittleBeatlemaniac's reply over here.

George, did you like the videos for the "What Is Life" contest? Many people did a great job with those videos. I'm sure you are glad you are still loved and cherished after all these years.

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Today is the day, November 29th. 13 years ago, we lost not only a great musician but also a great man.

I am not good at writing deep and emotional stuff, so I'll just say, I miss you George.

May you rest in peace. heart

 

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Oh and @Ahhh Girl, I came across this thread. Should these be merged?

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Beatleva said

Oh and @Ahhh Girl, I came across this thread. Should these be merged?

Thank you, @Beatleva. Good work. I got the merge done and put a note in post one of the thread.

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