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George Harrison

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áhavé superhvězdy a písničkáře který občas těžce hledal inspiraci zatímco jindy jako by ho osvítilo samo nebe Pro většinu lidí zůstává nejoblíbenějším a také nejtajemnějším Beatlem Někdy byl milý a vřelý jindy zase až krutě upřímný. George HarrisonBehind The Locked Doorby Graeme Thomson2015Overlook Omnibus 35 50Know

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Vynikající obsáhlá biografie Graema Thomsona nás provede celým Harrisonovým životem po cestě od skromných liverpoolských začátků až na honosný novogotický zámek Friar Park se sto dvaceti pokoji Po cestě jejíž odbočky vedou třeba do Hamburku him. I was prepared to not really like this book because of all the reviews I had read I w


10 thoughts on “George Harrison

  1. says:

    “George Harrison Behind the Locked Door” is in many ways the definitive biography of “The uiet Beatle” While not as salacious as “No One Here Gets out Alive” or “The Dirt” it like its subject uietly unfolds as one of the best in its genre Graeme Thomson’s book succeeds on all levels The book is balanced and treats George fairly capturing his self admitted Pisces nature and contradictory and often hypocritical duality In addition Thomson secured many new interviews from sources we don’t hear much from like Emil Richards and even some we do like Olivia Harrison This also is the first biography to present the years after the “Cloud 9”Wilbury explosion of the late 80s and early 90s In fact one of the book’s strengths is that it does cover every era of Harrison’s life without short changing any section in favor of making it a Beatle heavy book Thomson’s pacing through all of this is remarkable It’s fitting to finally have a book as stately as this to even handedly capture a man of great dignity


  2. says:

    Does anyone care any? Do I? Sometimes I love George like I did when I was a young man sometimes revisiting this well trodden territory in the over extolled past just depresses me One day I hope to grow out of it This bio is worthy by the way if you do care


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    I was prepared to not really like this book because of all the reviews I had read I was totally surprised Not only did I not find the book as negative as some of the reviewers had stated but I found it uite complimentary in many areas This is an even handed biography that has been extensively researched by both talking with several key players in George Harrison's life and utilizing books and news articles for further information George Harrison was human He was not a god an angel or a fictional character He had flaws just we all have He was also a very talented individual who was an integral part of an almost mythical musical group He had good days and bad days He had brilliant song writing skills and not so brilliant song writing skills He wrote some iconic songs and some soon forgotten songs He even put his pants on one leg at a time and Graeme Thomson captured his life warts and allLest someone think differently from my review of this book I LOVE THE BEATLES George Harrison is and always has been my favorite Beatle I found it truly refreshing to read a book about his life that did not continually gush his praises but did not continually put him down Many of the other books I have read about George have done one or the otherI would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the Beatles andor George Harrison


  4. says:

    Three and a half stars rounded up to four The uiet Beatle George Harrison was always my favorite This was an interesting look at the man and his music mainly focusing on the music he created And in the end the love you take is eual to the love you make


  5. says:

    I think this has to be the definitive George Harrison biography If anyone has revealed who was 'Behind The Locked Door' it must be Graeme ThomsonDocumenting Harrison's life from February 25th 1943 to his death on November 29th 2001 Thomson's four hundred page 2013 publication keeps little hidden warts and all in George's fifty eight yearsThe text throughout is punctuated by interviews from family friends musical collaborators business colleagues etc and the Notes refer to a vast trove of sourcesAmidst the hedonistic maelstrom of 1960's pop music madness Beatle George tried to see beyond himself to find peace of mind 'Behind The Locked Door' illuminates the successes and failures in his search and at the same time provides us with a clear psychological profile and portrait of the man and his music


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    Being a Beatles fan I really enjoyed this insight into the life of George Harrison I never realised what a complex man and musician he was This is about George Harrison the person the musician the music and film producer and entrepreneur then an ex and at times disgruntled Beatle and makes for a fascinating read whether you are a Beatles fan or not It certainly prompted me to download some of George's solo albums to hear what was being commented on in the bookGood stuff


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    George HarrisonBehind The Locked Doorby Graeme Thomson2015Overlook Omnibus 35 50Known as the uiet Beatle George Harrison's lifelong inner turmoil balancing his spiritual beliefs with the material needs and demands of his life career and fame drove him to become a very reclusive personFrom The uarryman to the Beatles; his fascination with Eastern philosophy and religion to studying with Ravi Shankar; and his retirement to Friars Park his estate in England; this is a solid biography of a very complex and interesting manEach of Harrisons solo albums and guest appearances are given detailed synopsis although Thomson does say he believes Harrisons career was at its top when 'All Things Must Pass' was released and everything since then has not compared


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    Who's your favorite Beatle? Are you into winky cutesy Paul? Is John's politicizing where it's at? Or maybe you're a Ringo personif you're 5 years old Let's face it though by any possible means of measure George was the coolest Beatle He might not have been the best songwriter of the four but he did write Something which has been covered by everyone from James Brown to Willie Nelson to Frank Sinatra who supposedly called it his favorite Lennon McCartney tune When Paul was escaping to his farm and John was shuttling between New York and LA Harrison purchased the 120 room gothic mansion Friar Park which included extensive gardens and underground tunnels UNDERGROUND TUNNELS And while Ringo brought us the Thomas the Tank Engine TV show and McCartney birthed the woeful film Give My Regards to Broad Street Harrison was responsible for producing Monty Python's greatest film Life of BrianIf I haven't convinced that Harrison was the coolest Beatle then you really owe it to yourself to pick up the new biography George Harrison Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thomson If you already love the man then you definitely need to read the book It's a comprehensive warts and all look at the uiet Beatle that at 400 pages does not overstay its welcomeDespite being with the Beatles from the very beginning George's status as the youngest Beatle seemed to define his relationship with the others A strong guitarist who was comfortable playing set parts than improvising George found himself in one of the most popular bands in the world by 21 At an age when most of us were looking for our first post college jobs George was one of the most recognizable people on the planet As his songwriting progressed he found it hard to convince the others in the band of his skills somewhat understandable when he was competing with the likes of Lennon and McCartney to get songs on albums Many people don't realize that not only was Harrison the first to leave the band over frustration with the other musicians' dominance he'd soon return but he was also the first to release a solo album with the experimental soundtrack Wonderwall MusicWhile Harrison may not have been the musical leader of the band he was the one who initiated the spiritual uests of the Beatles leading them on trips to India to meet the Maharishi and meditate While Ringo had very little interest and John a little bit the effect of Indian religion on George lasted his whole life influencing his outlook on life death and celebrity More noticeably to the rest of us it also affected his role in the Beatles music with exotic sitar colorings bubbling to the top of their songsThere are many well documented reasons behind why the Beatles broke up and certainly the release of Harrison's monumental All Things Must Pass the first triple album in rock shows that he had material available than The Beatles could ever handle The rest of the book follows Harrison through a long career decline as his limited writing skills became evident Following the charity Concert for Bangladesh event and his ill fated 1974 Dark Horse tour he retreated as he attempted to reconcile his fame with his desire for peace and uiet He was able to launch a late career comeback with 1987's Cloud Nine and his Travelling Wilbury's supergroup but without a desire to tour and lacking any massive hits from a number of subdued and sometimes lazily produced albums the late 1970s and early 1980s remained uiet musically He claimed many times that he simply wanted to be a guitar player and not a BeatleHarrison died a tragically young 58 though arguably his spirituality allowed him to accept his cancer diagnosis as well as a person reasonably could He had been uoted many times as saying that he saw no difference between life and death as far as the spirit was concerned Be assured however that the book does not paint him to be an angel The author makes us aware of many of the material world struggles that Harrison dealt with from drugs and alcohol to interpersonal relationships and it points out that while having a serene and accepting outlook on life he also had an acidic sideI really enjoyed this look at Harrison's life It's a comprehensive look at a private person thrust into celebrity and dealing with all that followed Even importantly despite the author's reservations about the uality of certain Harrison releases it did get me listening to some of his albums again and appreciating his uniue slide guitar sound once again Mike


  9. says:

    Nearly all the books about the Beatles sound the same This one stands out for its exuisite writing and its analysis of the most interesting Beatle Harrison's uest for creative freedom and his mission to understand the meaning of his success and life make intriguing reading


  10. says:

    By far the most detailed account of Harrison's life available Thomson tackles the trickier personal aspects with aplomb illuminating his subject's many strengths as well as his weaknesses But he misses the boat when it comes to Harrison's spirituality seemingly not grasping the full impact of religious devotion on an artist's life and work He also oddly largely overlooks Harrison's uniue contributions to his instrument I would recommend pairing this with Joshua Greene's Here Comes the Sun The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison which borders on hagiography but gets the aforementioned two details exactly right for a fuller portrait


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