The Best of George Harrisonby George Harrison
Released just after George left Apple for his own Dark Horse label (and appearing in stores just in time for the Christmas season of 1976), The Best of George Harrison neatly splits into a side of Harrison solo hits and a side of his Beatles tunes. This is the only solo Beatles hits compilation to rely so heavily upon Fab Four recordings, which is a good indication of how George didn't rack up as many charting singles as John, Paul, or Ringo, but having the Beatles tunes here does paint a fuller portrait of Harrison's work as a singer/songwriter, even if it makes the collection somewhat less useful -- after all, most listeners would want a George Harrison compilation to focus on his solo recordings, not the Beatles' hits they already have. But all this is down to a matter of timing and circumstance: Harrison needed to have a hits collection out in 1976, he didn't have enough big hits to fill out 13 tracks (even if he certainly had enough great album tracks to do so), and so the Fabs were brought in to fill in the cracks. The result might be a little underwhelming in retrospect, but it's undeniably entertaining.
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This CD contains some of the best songs I know, and it is essential for any George Harrison fan, such as myself! The only problem was that it did not include more of his best works or any sitar classics.
A nice collection. With every passing year this music sounds better and we all 'get' it just a little more. Shine on George.
This is probably the best collection of any of George's songs on cd.The only problem is that it doesn't contain any of his wonderful sitar classics.
I grew up listening to beatles this collection of George Harrison is beauiful my fav is My Sweet Lord. You will not reget getting it if you are an fan
George Harrison was a fearless musician. While he may not be considered a "Guitar Hero", there is no question that Harrison influenced many and did so much with the stuff he had. This collection goes all over the musical map and so, to me, seems a little disjointed, however it serves as an excellent primer for the uninitiated to Harrison as Beatle and on his own. George Harrison's contributions to music are certianly much greater than what this album offers. His work with others such as Ringo Starr, Jackie Lomax, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and The Cream, and many others is not even hinted at. His work with The Traveling Wilburys is not represented either. Still, this is one of those records you want to take along with you when on a road trip. The man was a genius.
Anything from this man, talent, and genuine artist, one cannot go wrong.