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It may have been helped by the remastering, because the lead song of this new collection (from his "Cloud 9" album) "Got My Mind Set On You" sounds better than ever to me, here. One of the three Harrison #1 singles represented here, this one went to #1 in the U.S. in January of 1988. This was, by the way, the last song by any solo Beatle (up to now, anyway) to go to #1 in the U.S..
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" was the 2nd Harrison single to go to #1 in the U.S. (June 1973) and features an amazing backup band of Ringo, Klaus Voorman, Gary Wright, Jim Keltner and Nicky Hopkin. One of George's best songs, simple and direct.
"Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)" was one many great songs from George's "All Things Must Pass" 3-lp set which went to #1 in at least half a dozen countries in 1970. Sir Frank Crisp was the former owner of George's home in the U.K. and Mr. Crisp was somewhat of an eccentric and carved sayings into statues and stones around the estate, which apparently gave George great delight. This song is one of the most memorable from "All Things Must Pass" and is a good lead-in to another of George's #1 Hits, "My Sweet Lord".
"My Sweet Lord" is probably George's signature song for various reasons. For one thing, it was his first #1 single, topping the charts all over the world.Read more ›
This is not a perfect collection. Other writers are absolutely correct, this should have been at least a 2 cd set. His solo catalog deserves that. But for now it will due. Hearing the new remastering of these songs makes this a must set for devotees and newer listeners. Many of the tracks are so crystal clear, you'd think you're in the studio while George was recording them. Yes, some songs for whatever strange reasons are not here. You, Cracker Box Palace, Ding Dong, This Song and quite frankly countless more. But to avoid the negative and to emphasize the positive...
Listeners will be treated to a collection of some of the most inspirational, gorgeous, contagious pop music in history.Read more ›
I think the video that amazon.com has where Olivia discusses how it was they came up with the title and song list is perfectly stated.
Perfect for my car and I dare say it will be in rotation for a great deal of time.
Let it Roll indeed!
There are a number of LPs from Harrison's library that are completely ignored on "Let It Roll", and a substantial number of songs that charted over the years do not appear here. As other writers have noted, this should have been a two-Cd collection. Among the missing are the following songs: Bangla Desh, You, Dark Horse, Ding Dong, Crackerbox Palace, This Song, Cloud Nine, and Handle With Care.
I am a huge fan of Harrison's and bought this collection despite its shortcomings. After getting halfway through my first listening, I was struck by what a missed opportunity to really have a career-spanning collection this release is.
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What a great (and understated) talent we have lost. Have been a Beatles fan for years. Could not miss buying this one. This is a great CD.Published 17 hours ago by Dee .
I borrowed a George Harrison CD from the library .I went to Amazon to check on some of his albums(CD). This is perfect for my listening enjoyment.Published 1 month ago by Ariesme
This album is far better than his 1st greatest hits album and sounds like it's been engineered much better. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very well put together compilation of George's after Beatles work. Every song on here is truly amazing and it is one of those albums that after you hear the first song you just... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vinny
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yeah and they could have included the horse to water single he did what a pity i have all these songs on my harrison collection at least they could have put some unreleased and alternate tracks living in the material world is one of my favorites songs he did with the worlds greatest drummer RINGO
Apr 29, 2009 by steven charles wilson | See all 273 posts
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It's great to see a proper George Harrison collection come out. I'll have this in the car along with the recent Ringo collection, the double Lennon best of disk, Paul McCartney Wingspan and the 2 cd import version of The Beatles Rock and Roll Music. Long live the Beatles and the solo material... Read More
Jun 12, 2009 by Robert Lanxner | See all 6 posts
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Some might say "This Is Love" is overbearingly pop. It has all the familiar Jeff Lynne production flourishes that I happen to love, but that others are often critical of. At any rate, George's guitar playing is particularly sublime on the track.
I like the live tracks very much, but I... Read More
Jun 21, 2009 by DSF | See all 19 posts
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