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Old Nov 13, 2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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What a cool idea this writer has. :) We need a Cirque du Soleil show of pure George music~

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion...es-994415.html


Talk Of The Town: The more you listen to George Harrison's solo work the more you hear the line back to the Sixties

By Dylan Jones
Saturday, 8 November 2008

Having seen the Beatles' Love show in Vegas this summer and it is unremittingly fabulous the release of a DVD documentary about its creation was always going to find a permanent home in the Jones household. And, perhaps surprisingly, the DVD Altogether Now is as enjoyable and as uplifting as the show itself. There is also a 20-minute extra feature that charts the reworking and splicing together of songs for the tapestry-like soundtrack (on which Ringo for once actually sounds like he knows his way around a drum kit) that for some of us is tantamount to cutting up the Holy Grail and sticking it back together again.


Love was George Harrison's brainchild, and it is Harrison's music I've been delving into since I came back from Vegas; not his Beatles work, but some of the more obscure stuff he wrote back then but didn't record until after he left. I'd found Harrison's original version of "Not Guilty" on a bootleg in Tokyo around 15 years ago (a record which, because I'd buggered-up the exchange rate, cost me 120), and only caught up with the re-recording recently it's on the 1978 album George Harrison, and is excellent. Similarly his re-recording of the unreleased Beatles song "Circles" (on 1982's Gone Troppo) employs Harrison's traditional melancholia and self-effacement and sounds as if it was recorded on the same front lawn where Ray Davies imagined "Sitting in the Midday Sun".

There is a world of re-evaluation to be grappled with, as the more you listen to George's solo work the more you hear the through-line back to the Sixties. Harrison's post-Beatles work is often considered to be susceptible to the law of diminishing returns, but it deserves closer inspection, and there are many songs he recorded in the years since All Things Must Pass (1970) that warrant inclusion in their own Vegas-style extravaganza.

Call it George!, give it to Cirque du Soleil, get Giles Martin to splice-up "Wah-Wah", "When We Was Fab" and "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" and let the good times roll. They could even weave in the McCartney/Clapton/Starr version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" played at George's memorial concert.

Let's do the show right here!

Dylan Jones is the editor of 'GQ'
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You are right, Hari's Chick - this is EXACTLY what Dr. Robert ordered!

I would LOVE a Cirque du Soleil compilation of George songs.
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