George Harrison – Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison – Capitol Records

by | Jun 23, 2009 | Pop/Rock/World CD Reviews | 0 comments

George Harrison – Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison – Capitol Records, 1.2 hrs [Release date: June 16, 09] *****:

Many greatest hits albums turn out not to really being that, but this compilation covering the whole career of the Beatles’ member really does feature some of the solo hits of what he left us. The 19 tracks have been digitally remastered at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, and the CD comes with a 28-page booklet of rare photos with newly-written liner notes by Warren Zanes.

The collection includes Harrison’s single My Sweet Lord, that hit #1 on the Billboard Pop singles charts. (We’ll try to forget the suit he lost re: lifting much of the tune from a soul music writer.) Give Me Love and Got My Mind Set on You are just a couple other of his big hits. There are three live tracks of timeless songs Harrison wrote for the Beatles: Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Here Comes the Sun.  These are taken from the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden.

Harrison won 11 Grammies and was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s great to hear his music again, some of which I hadn’t heard in years. His patented sliding steel-guitar sort of sound marks many of the tunes and has always attracted my ears.

TrackList:

Got My Mind Set On You, Give Me Love, Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp, My Sweet Lord, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, All Things Must Pass, Any Road, This Is Love, All Those Years Ago, Marwa Blues, What Is Life, Rising Sun, When We Was Fab, Something, Blow Away, Cheer Down, Here Comes the Sun, I Don’t Want to Do It, Isn’t It a Pity

— John Henry

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