The Words and Music of George Harrison

The Words and Music of George Harrison

by Ian Inglis


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This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the music of George Harrison, revealing him as one of the most gifted and authentic singer-songwriters of his generation.

The Words and Music of George Harrison is an in-depth appreciation of this often underappreciated musician, following Harrison's development as a singer-songwriter from his earliest songs with The Beatles through his final album, Brainwashed, released after his 2001 death from brain cancer.

The Words and Music of George Harrison sheds new light on Harrison's 40-year career, examining his music output in the context of the enormous personal and professional changes he underwent, from the early days in Liverpool and the global explosion of Beatlemania through a solo career marked by spiritual concerns, political activism, and high-profile collaborations. As the book shows, at every stage, George Harrison's songs posed questions, provided commentaries, and looked for solutions, with results that add up to a remarkable music legacy.

  • Includes a comprehensive discography of George Harrison's entire music career
  • Offers a detailed index of people, places, and songs that together make up Harrison's musical life

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313375323
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Series: The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ian Inglis is reader in popular music studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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