For all Beatle fans, this blend of bio and song review assesses his immense contribution to music.
The most comprehensive evaluation of George Harrison's musical career ever published. Treating all of Harrison's songs individually, author Simon Leng investigates the background to their creation, and finds not just pop and rock, but big band, gospel, and Indian and Polynesian influences.
The biographical content is enhanced with insights from many key figures who worked closely with Harrison. First-hand accounts from them of the Concert for Bangla Desh and the making of All Things Must Pass take the reader into the studio and concert halls with Harrison.
Not simply concentrating on Harrison's solo career, Leng also clearly defines Harrison's role in the Beatles and illustrates how Harrison's guitar arrangements were fundamental to the Beatles' sound and success. What emerges from While My Guitar Gently Weepsis a stirring portrait of a great artist whose music and spiritual quest quite literally influenced millions around the globe.