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This is Love: The George Harrison Club for Fiendish Thingies
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@Inner Light Here's one upload. You can barely hear the lead singer, though, so I'll try to find a better one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....37iQp-T2hc

 

The setlist was posted at Instagram:

 

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Note that Dhani got pulled up on stage more times than the setlist indicates.

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The Times published an interview with Olivia on the 24th that is behind a paywall. The Friar Park Soul Club tumblr posted excerpts:

Part 1:

However, this project [the Apple Years Box set], masterminded by their son Dhani, now a 36 year old musician, forced her to listen afresh, making her wish she had told her husband more frequently how beautiful his songs are. “I hope I told him enough”

When they met did she consider him a Beatle? “I never did, it’s the strangest thing. When I was a teenager and he was a Beatle, yes of course, but when I met him it was completely different experience. He always went directly to the person he was with and that somehow made you bypass the concept of who he was. Even within that intense fane you wouldn’t feel :’I’m sitting in front of a Beatle.’ George always said being a Beatle was ‘just like a suit I wore for a while.”

They were both from close working class families and shared a dignified attitude to wealth and fame. Extra Texture, the first album Harrison made after they fell in love, wasn’t rapturous but introspective. Olivia is described as his way out of the darkness of the drug-addled Hollywood celebrity scene. “The songs that he wrote when I first met him, they’re very personal, ” she says. “About a particular night, I can still see the night, the room, the person in the room.”

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They decamped from Los Angeles to Friar park, a Gothic mansion in Oxfordshire where Olivia has lived ever since, figuratively saving his life from its previous course, Thee she gave him a much longed for child . ([Pattie] Boyd, his previous wife, suffered from infertility). It’s hard, I say, given his level of fame, to imagine him in such fatherly domesticity.

"You mean doing the school run? He did. He used to be there handing out oranges at half-time. Being a dad was something he loved. He just loved that time. Don’t forget, from the age of 17 they were in Hamburg. All night long they hammered the stage. He always said, ‘We worked the hardest.’ Nobody else did an album, then a tour, then another album, then made a movie, another album, another tour, it was nonstop. it was like a huge wave of energy that at some point here just sort of rolled in and was time to enjoy life that was less frenetic."

Making his own breakfast? “Well, he’d have to if he wanted to eat.” She laughs. It’s comments like this that make you realise she wasn’t a long suffering wife. As slight as she still is, she had strength for them both. I tell her I’m surprised at her calm authority. I assumed she didn’t have the fame of Yoko or Linda out of shyness. “Don’t forget, they were in the limelight, at its height. I met George 4 years ago next month. We both had a normal life and a really rich life. If we had met four years earlier it would have been a whole other story. I’m glad he had time and we had time to for him to sit down and play music with people he loved and not be in the thick of that mania.”

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Did she chose isolation too? “Well I never imagined isolation, but he [George] always wanted to be in beautiful places, with nature. That’s not to say we were alone. He had so many friends. We always had a great gang of people and family too.”

Would she ever move put of Friar Park? “I sort of feel like it’s too late to move now. There’s too much stuff : what would I do? She laughs. Included in the “stuff” are so many boxes of his tapes that no one has yet gone through them all. “And there’s the beautiful garden we worked on, that would be a wrench.”

Does she go there to feel closer to him? “No. I don’t go anywhere to feel close to him. If you love someone it never changes. The physical experience changes, and not to say it’s easy. I wish he was sitting right here and talking to you instead of me. I certainly wouldn’t be doing this and you and him would be having such a great time. But he wanted his music out. George was just embarking on that retrospective of his musical life - he never called it a career, he said that was the wrong word for him- but time ran out and he died.

"Dhani wanted to do it and felt a tremendous responsibility to do it. There’s a huge archive of material that needs working on. You can’t just let tapes degrade and never be heard again." In the sleeve notes to The Apple Years,Dhani writes that in working with these songs , “I have learnt more about my father that he ever dared tell me.”

"Yes, I thought that was funny too," she says. "I though George shared a lot with him, much more. Maybe it was a prescient thought of, ‘I’m not going to hold anything back.’ He really did give him a lot of instruction on everything in life. So I don’t know what Dhani’s thinking about there. Maybe he’s just curious. He did express a lot in his music that he didn’t express in life. He wouldn’t want to talk about things, but he would write a song that would have more personal revelations in it than I would ever want to say. I would think, ‘How could you say that? It’s so intimate,’ but that was his way of expressing himself. Thank goodness he did."

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I have the article at hand so will fill in some of the gaps tomorrow. One small excerpt not included above can be read here

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parlance said
@Inner Light Here's one upload. You can barely hear the lead singer, though, so I'll try to find a better one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....37iQp-T2hc

 

The setlist was posted at Instagram:

 

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Note that Dhani got pulled up on stage more times than the setlist indicates.

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Great Thanks. Let me know if you find the one from Conan on YouTube. Thanks again for posting this.

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Consequence of Sound review of George Fest, with lots of photos.

The fest hinted at possibly a New York version of George Fest and an L.A. event of unannounced theme to coincide with the Grammys in February. The more than 1,000 fans who attended Sunday night’s event will surely line up if it is anywhere close to what was witnessed at George Fest.

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Examiner article on the George Fest, with reactions from fans.

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parlance said
Examiner article on the George Fest, with reactions from fans.

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Thanks for the review. I hope this will come out on DVD.

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Interesting webpage with video's documenting George's time in and love for Brazil including a tribute to Emerson Fittipaldi sung to the tune of 'Here Comes The Sun '. One of the translated quoted questions in an interview George gave is

Why did the Beatles never come to South America?

“Actually, I can not answer that question because always the tours were managed by others. But now I regret that we never came to these latitudes. I am sure that we could have learnt many interesting things about music if we had come to South America.”

@Rita Eleanor, you might find this of special note.

I've heard this a few times but didnt know there was footage. Was this George's last live performance (January 23, 1998)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....hodRyCifWI

How can you not love the guy?ahdn_george_01 And the on-screen caption - "George Harrison - Carl Perkin's Friend".

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George loved Brazil! There's even a Brazilian music he re-recorded along with Capaldi, call Ana Julia ...

I'm always thinking what if the Beatles came to Brazil, they would love it! Paul comes here every year since 2010! The impact of The Beatles here is already big in Brazilian popular music, the songs of the era of The Beatles were called "Young Guard" is very clear and direct influence them! But at the time, were in a dictatorship, maybe that has prevented ...

 
George really gives great nostalgia. He seemed very traumatized by Beatlemania, but I could see he loved what I did (I talked about this in the link from my signature). Never without you George !! heart

 
 

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14 October 2014
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Article on George at Pitchfork: Notes You Never Hear: The Metaphysical Loneliness of George Harrison

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Houston Press interview with Gary Wright about his autobiography, Dream Weaver, in which he mentions his friendship with George.

[x-posted to the new books thread]

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Rolling Stone interview with Dhani about George's archives.

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Shephard Fairey was asked to do a portrait of George:

Shepard Fairey's, "Poster For George" will be offered in two editions, Red, and Silver. Both editions limited to 400 signed and numbered copies. Red edition available from Obey Giant web store on 10/23/14 at a random time between 10am and 12pm PST located here:http://www.obeygiant.com 1 per household/person. Silver edition to be released 10/24/14 through the George Harrison estate web store at 10am PST located here: http://www.georgeharrison.com

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WogBlog post on Olivia's guest spot on BBC Radio, during which she played a minute of a demo of George's "Fear of Flying ."

Here's a YouTube video of the demo.

[x-posted to the news]

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Bhiannually Dhani:

Dhani and Sola way back in March at Stella's Fall/Winter show in Paris. Sola is wearing a Stella design :)

Speaking of Sola, I never bothered to post this but might as well now. Earlier this year she started her own fashion line along with some other women called 'Galvan' coming from the world 'galvanize'. It's expensive clothing for well-off women who don't want to have to buy another dress after "one event" for fear of somebody seeing you wearing a dress you had worn in public before :O Ohh the scandal! 

Also during the summer Dhani and fellow twos Jon and Paul did another soundtrack for WE TV's 'The Divide', which was created by the same man Richard LaGravenese who directed 'Beautiful Creatures'. 

Of course in September there was George-Week and fest which was rather good.

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I have declared this year for Dhani-The Year of the Haircuts 

 

Edit #2: The forum and I are not good friends at the moment but yeah sorry for all the add-on links a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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parlance said
WogBlog post on Olivia's guest spot on BBC Radio, during which she played a minute of a demo of George's "Fear of Flying ."

Here's a YouTube video of the demo.

[x-posted to the news]

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I really want to hear George's and Billy's 'When You Wish Upon A Star' now- come on Olivia release it don't just tease us 'cause that isn't nice! 

 

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Vidette Online article on Dhani and George's playing.

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Olivia and Dhani at the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino (Picture credit: Rich Polk)

 

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