Capitol/EMI has released George Harrison’s first-ever career-spanning collection of solo hit songs, entitled Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
The album features 19 tracks digitally remastered by Giles Martin at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. The most familiar tracks include “My Sweet Lord,” “Isn’t It A Pity,” “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” and “Got My Mind Set On You.”
Let It Roll also features three live recordings of Beatle songs written by Harrison and recorded live during his Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in 1971; “Here Comes The Sun,” “Something,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
The digital version of the album, exclusively being offered by iTunes, includes a bonus track, which is an early demo of “Isn’t It A Pity.”
OK that’s the only track I’ve not heard before, but it’s all great material. After all, we’re talking about the former Beatle that was the deep thinker and philosopher of the group, as well as a very successful solo artist. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and as a member of The Beatles. Eleven Grammy Awards for his recordings with The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, and as a solo artist. Last April George Harrison was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Classic Rock