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Let It Roll: Songs of George Harrison
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2012
Still not good enough, this compilation falls short to portrait the man s' best songs. Of course the cd includes some of the best, but, there was enough songs left for a double CD.

Even some big or minor hits are not included like the following :

Bangla Desh (the original studio hit single)
You (hit single)
Crackerbox Palace (hit single)
Dark Horse (hit single)
Cloud Nine (single)
This Guitar Cant Keep from Crying (single)

Some great songs included on his solo albums:
Beautiful Girl (a forgotten song)
Dear One (a great song)
Your Love is Forever (one of his best songs)
Love comes to everyone
Here comes the moon

Some singles that were not big hits:
Faster (single)
Teardrops (single)
Wake up my love (single)
Life Itself
Ding Dong Ding Dong (received a lot of airplay)

Some B Sides:
Miss O'Dell (single B side)
Deep Blue (single B side)
I don't care anymore (rare B side)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This latest collection of George Harrison's spectacular musical history contains the most popular hits of his career. To be noted, there are some hits that are excluded, but are available on other Harrisons Collections such as, 'Best of' and 'Best of Dark Horse'. The best part of this disc is the fantastic remastering done by Giles Martin at EMI's Abbey Road Studio; the birthplace of the Beatles. Expert Warren Zanes has extensive liner notes that reveal the heart and soul of George Harrison and some insights into his person and music. Zanes notes that George Harrison has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a Beatles member. Also included are the amazing mentions of Harrison's eleven (11) Grammy awards from the Beatles, his solo work and 'The Traveling Wilbury's'.

This collection spans George Harrison's entire solo recording career, including the #1 singles "My Sweet Lord," "Isn't It A Pity," "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)," and "Got My Mind Set On You." The collection also includes three live recordings of Harrison-penned Beatles songs, including, "Something," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and "Here Comes The Sun." from Concert for Bangladesh the 1971 all-concert benefit at Madison Square Garden. Five of the songs are from Harrisons groundbreaking triple album, 'All Things Must Pass [BOXED EDITION]'.

For the true fan, there are dozens and dozens of album cut gems from other albums in Harrison's tremendous career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2013
This CD contains some well known and some unfamiliar tracks.

I have been playing it in the car for over 8 weeks- nearly continuously- and find it helps me cope with the traffic and the days frustrations- I just listen to George and chill!
Especially moved by 'All Things Must Pass' and 'Isn't it a Pity'.

The Quiet Beatle and the BEST Beatle in my humble opinion.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 26 May 2009
Fair enough, for those expecting a comprehensive 'best of' this is a bit of a let down because it's the same old, same old - very good 'same old' mind, but there you go!

I think this is a great place to start if you're new to George Harrison. There's loads of great songs here and it gives you a real taster to go explore his other albums. Many of them are superb.

If you like this, snap up the 'All Things Must Pass' album and 'Brainwashed'. They top and tail his career and are both excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2013
Let It Roll Is an excellent, posthumously-released compilation of George's solo years. Featuring tracks from throughout the period after He Was Fab, it also illustrates his deeper spirituality. Early musical highpoints such as the plaintive Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) and majestic All Things Must Pass and My Sweet Lord hint at his passion for (mostly Eastern) religions without labouring the point - all three are also superb songs. Other highlights from the 70s include Isn't It A Pity and the slightly funky, slightly mystical What Is Life?

Moving to the 80s, George. Increasingly utilised his distinctive slide guitar with his clear tone enhancing period-piece productions such as This Is Love. Let it Roll also includes tracks from his final posthumously released LP Brainwashed, the best of which is the beautiful instrumental Marwa Blues.

Songs featured throughout his solo career then though there are also 70s live versions of three Beatles classics, the pick of which is a superb acoustic Here Comes The Sun. The aforementioned tracks all warrant repeated playings and, at his best, George was a songwriter to match his former bandmates. Featuring fine liner notes by Warren Zanes, Let It Roll is an excellent single CD overview of this superb, often underrated musician and fascinating mystical man
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2010
I've not got any of George's solo albums, so there was no duplication of tracks for me here. It was great hearing some old favourites again, as well as discovering the names of songs I'd heard before, but never noted their names, and also some delight at discovering new ones that I'd never heard before. There is a beautiful instrumental track on here, which just oozes sensitivity. The live versions are marvellous, especially 'Here Comes the Sun', which comes across as very intimate, as if he were singing it to you privately.
Cannot recommend highly enough!
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60 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2009
Well the track listing has been released (May 7th 2009) and whilst I am still looking forward to a long overdue release I have to say I am disappointed at the lack of imagination in the song selection. One wonders which "focus group" came up with this all too predictable collection.

It seems there is no place for "Your love is forever" from the 1978 "George Harrison" album; a solo Beatle classic and a fantastic demonstration of George's open D tuning and vastly underrated, slide guitar technique.

In addition there is no room for "Life Itself," "Run of the mill" "Tired of midnight blue" "Cockamamie Business," the Philly inspired "Woman don't you cry for me" "Unknown delight" "Awaiting on you all" "Beware of darkness," "Stuck inside a cloud" and many many more. This might have been an excellent opportunity to release one or two tracks that have been lying in the vaults - "Lay his head" is the one that immediately springs to mind.

One can only hope that Olivia Harrison, who hitherto has managed George's not inconsiderable legacy with a dignity and a grace which has been truly inspiring, will persuade the powers that be to re-visit this project and add another disc which will do justice to a talent that for so long has been overlooked.

All of the above being said I will still order a copy - from Amazon of course

Roger Bell - Ascot, Berkshire
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Like many people my age (early thirties) I expect, I grew up with 'The Beatles' from my fathers old LPs. They were just kind of always there. As I grew older, I learnt to appreciate them for myself; and with that in mind, I decided to check out some of their solo works.

I personally found this a really good introduction to George Harrison's solo stuff. I can appreciate more hard-core fans picking out tracks that they feel have been wrongly omitted from this compilation, but I think whatever they picked, they would never please everyone.

Just about every track is good, and it's stood the test with me of being played quite a few times - often I'll buy a CD, listen to it once, after which it will sit on the shelf gathering dust. But with this one, I find I can listen to it again and again.

It's hard to pick out the best tracks, as nearly all of them are of high quality. For those who feel that key tracks have been missed, well... personally I'' like to see a second volume, and maybe they'll be included there.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2009
I really don't get all the moaning and negative reviews of this complilation....Yes the man wrote enough songs to fill a triple double super dupper album but that is not the point of the album...You will notice it is not a best of...it is a collection of songs chosen by family and friends based on his solo albums....Everyone would have their own setlist and to be honest if you want that go and make up an album on i tunes on your own....

As for me i loved this...Lovely photos..great writings great cd cover....As for the songs....Theyu sound great having been cleaned up etc..Can't wait for The Beatles albums to come out in september if they sound as good as this....They sound fresh and like they were recorded yesterday...It would be easy to go with listing the songs in order of release but i love the fact they are mixed up...Brainwashed material sits well with All Things Must Pass and it shows what a timeless act George is and always will be....

Buy the cd...take time and chill out and enjoy it....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2013
A lovely collection of songs by the lesser known member of the Beatles. In my view he was the most accomplished and certainly the most spiritual.
I have played it over and over again. Most of his best-known material is here. Recommended.
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