George Harrison: Living in the Material World

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Considered by many to be the "quiet" Beatle, George Harrison was both an excellent guitarist and songwriter penning "Somewhere," "Here Comes the Sun," "Taxman" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." In many ways he came into his own with his solo albums like "Dark Horse" and "All Things Must Pass." George got the video biography treatment by none other than Martin Scorsese with "Living in the Material World." While it contains background on Harrison's time in the Beatles, it also gives insight on his search for greater meaning. The bio explains his introduction to Ravi Shankar and his interest both in Indian music and faith. The strange love triangle that grew out of his friendship with Eric Clapton and his first wife, Pattie Boyd, is touched on though is mired in contradictory statements. It's a nice touch that his son, Dhani, who sounds much like his father, reads some of the letters Harrison sent to his parents. The segments about the Traveling Wilburys and his interest in the ukulele are some of the most amusing and lighthearted. From his poignant song lyrics and his many intriguing solo projects, it's evident the quiet Beatle had a lot to say and it's well worth listening.

--Cindy F., Headquarters

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