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"[Q]uite possibly the most comprehensive evaluation of George Harrison's musical career ever published." --Maximum Ink, June 2, 2006

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423406095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423406099
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hello - thank you for taking a look at my author page. I am based in the Emerald Isle where I live with my wife and two children and mostly write non-fiction works about music and musicians, but I am soon to branch out into the world of fiction for children.

I write and record my own music for my own interest and like to watch cricket and some football. I enjoy travelling around the world with my family and if pressed to name the countries I have most enjoyed travelling to I would say Uruguay, Japan, Costa Rica, Slovenia and Estonia.

I take my inspiration from great musicians and artists and admire the dedication required to realise a true work of art. One recent example of this would be "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya", the final work of the great Japanese animated film-maker, Isao Takahata, a masterpiece of Shakespearean scope that took eight years to create.

In the very near future I will be allowing a new and roguish character to emerge from the shadows in e-book form..."The Archduke of Grump". He might be of interest to bad boys everywhere.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Accordino VINE VOICE on July 12, 2006
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Anytime a major rock star has several books written about him, they are all basically rehashing the same information under a different title. This book "Then Music Of George Harrison", by Simon Leng, is without question the ultimate reference work on the recorded career of George Harrison. Every album and every single song George ever recorded, is given encyclopedic treatment. No stone is left unturned, as chart rankings, session players, and historical significance of his music is discussed in detail like never before. George's monumental album "All Things Must Pass", is given a 34 page chapter alone, as the author tells of tales from the musicians who participated in the recording, as well as the making of the album, which still stands today as one of the greatest albums in rock history. I found this book to be quite an enjoyable read, and a must have edition to any rock n roll library. Beatle fans take note that this is essential!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Arena Connery on April 25, 2006
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It's true - 'No Beatles fan should be without this book.'

Simon Leng has painstakingly documented the musical career of George Harrison. And his years with the Beatles were only the beginning. According to Leng, compared to the other Beatles, Harrison's personality was not flashy - 'he let his guitar do the talking.' Harrison's musicality is the central theme, wirh reflections both positive and negative. It's a fascinating account of his personal struggles, and creative processes. Eastern religion also played a major role. There are album cover pictures, reviews of all the songs, performer lists, and reviews of his tours (including the Dark Horse Tour.)

The center section is black and white photos, including some rare ones. You've got Bob Purvis, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Carl Perkins, Bob Dylan, and more. Harrison's music was definitely influential.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Kimsey on March 29, 2003
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After some pretty dismal biographies, George Harrison is finally receiving the responsible, in-depth look that he has always deserved. Despite the title, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is actually a survey of Harrison's woefully underrated solo career. The Beatles aren't neglected entirely (of course), but fine discs such as 33 1/3, George Harrison and Dark Horse are finally given the attention that they merit. And for fans of All Things Must Pass, this book is a godsend.
The author's love for George's music is obvious from the beginning. Leng makes a strong case for Harrison's influence on the fusion of rock & world music, and proves to my mind that George was the most eclectic Beatle. Rock, jazz, English folk, country, slide blues, electronic, rockabilly, Caribbean, Latin, Polynesian, big band, classical, gospel, Indian, Far Eastern, funk and acoustic pop are all included among the Harrisongs.
As a reviewer pointed out, the only really disappointing aspect of this book is the non-inclusion of most of Brainwashed (Any Road & Run So Far are both given analysis, and some other songs are mentioned)...
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 2, 2003
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I agree with the praise given this book by other Amazon reviewers, but would like to add a few points. First, Simon Leng discusses Harrison's musical relationship with pianist, composer & arranger John Barham, ranging from George's first interest in the sitar through their work on Ravi Shankar's "Chants of India" album. I would like to read more about Barham. Secondly, the book gains quite a bit from Klaus Voorman's involvement. Voorman is the artist and bass player who met the Beatles in Hamburg, produced the covers for "Revolver" and the Anthology CDs and played on Harrison's early solo albums. Voorman also contributed two nice sketches of George for this book. There are extensive quotes from others, including Doris Troy and David Bromberg (the latter of whom, although very insightful, may be quoted a bit too much considering his brief acquaintance with Harrison). This book may be the best available work on George Harrison.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on June 30, 2006
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This is a book every Beatles' fan should have. Simple as that.

I like the way Leng has documented in almost painstaking detail the music of George Harrison. The former Beatle did let his guitar do most of the talking; he was a phenomenal guitarist and a nonpareil lyricist. Leng does an extraordinary job of pulling together the persona of George Harrison together with his music; an almost yin-yang relationship at times based on this book.

Leng has done a good job of researching his material; Harrison's concert dates, tours and song reviews are provided. The former Beatle's affinity for Eastern religion/philosophy is duly noted in this work and how it molded him and his music. Many credit George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, the man who taught him how to play the sitar for merging Eastern and Western musical styles to create something unique and wonderful.

It is plain that Leng respects George Harrison, the man and the artist and those who played major roles in his life. This is truly an excellent work on the youngest Beatle that will leave readers thinking about him for a very long time.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 2003
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I had a great time listening to the songs while I read about them. I love the way he describes the songs one by one in detail, the insight he offers that cleared up a lot of guessing (Who played on what etc.) He also has an obvious passion for George's music which probably matters most. His opinions are not typical which is a relief. (i.e. He actually likes "Gone Troppo", me too) It's a great book and a lot of work went into it. This is a George book that I will keep. "I Me Mine" (written by George himself) and "Harrison" from Rolling Stone Publications are the other two.
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