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2.0 out of 5 stars Third rate biography, 21 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison (Paperback)
Maybe its the modern age. Maybe it is laziness. But here is another book about George Harrison, where the author hasn't got off his backside to talk to anyone, related or connected to George Harrison. Tillery merely picks quotations from all the current literature available. Indeed, he quotes so freely from Harrison's own autobiography "I, Me, Mine" I thought I was reading that book instead. The book consists of thirteen chapters, divided into four main parts of Harrison's life. It has a useless chronology, which duplicates events briefly mentioned earlier in the book. At the end of each part the author offers suggested listening. For the period to 1966, Tillery suggests we listen to one track, "Love To You". No need to hear "Taxman" then? From 1967-1970 its only "Within You, Without You", "The Inner Light" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" we need concern ourselves with. Five songs are suggested for 1970- 1973, and three songs cover the rest of Harrison's life. Would anyone intersted in Harrison not need or want to hear "Here Comes The Sun", "Something", "Long Long Long" or the solo material? Frankly, there is more information and insight about Harrison on his Wikipedia page than in this book. If you have read available literature on Harrison, have access to the internet, and can be bothered to interview anyone who knew or met George Harrison, then there is a fair chance you could come up with something better than this
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2013 14:47:19 GMT
S Riaz says:
Thanks for the review - at the price, this seems another shoddy biography. "I, Me, Mine" wasn't exactly an in depth book to steal from either, even though George wrote it!
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