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Happy Birthday George.

It’s hard to believe that it has been so long since the passing of George Harrison.  Today we’re going to crack open the Dark Horse boxed set and The Concert for George DVD. Today is a day to enjoy the music, awareness, and humor that you have brought to so many people and celebrate your life. 

Thank you George and Happy Birthday.

Buried in this lovely article is some news on the Harrison/Wilbury reissues too.  It seems that we are the ones getting a birthday present from George.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Sunday (February 25th) would have been George Harrison’s 64th birthday. Harrison, the first of the Beatles to embrace Eastern philosophies and culture, will also be remembered for his humanitarian efforts, such as his 1971 Concert For Bangladesh for famine relief. Harrison died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 58.

Earlier this year, George’s wife Olivia issued a deluxe remastered version of his 1973 Number One album Living In The Material World, and she is presently working on future reissues over the next few years.

Olivia told us that George learned to balance his life through spirituality: “You know, he was a wild guy too. He was spiritual and he was living in the material world too. And whether he was bad or good or crabby or happy — whatever he was, he always tried to do it with a consciousness that would keep him safe.”

According to Olivia, the next Harrison reissues will consist of the two Traveling Wilburys albums, which have been out of print for several years. The two albums, 1988’s Vol. 1 and 1990’s Vol. 3, will feature previously unreleased tracks and home footage from the original sessions with Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and the late Roy Orbison.

On Saturday (February 24th), Joshua Greene, the author of Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual And Musical Journey Of George Harrison, will present a multi-media event celebrating Harrison’s life, art and spirituality at Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City. The event will also feature music by members of the Alan Parsons Project. Greene will repeat the lecture the next day (February 25th) at ABC Carpet, also in Manhattan.

Greene recorded with Harrison in 1970 while a part of the Krishna sect Radha Krishna Temple, and recalled to us how practical Harrison was in the recording studio: “We came in, he said hello to his friends, slapped a few old buddies on the back. Then he started laughing and yukking it up about people’s reactions to a rock group with shaved heads — because he was putting out these albums of Sanskrit mantras. Then he looked at his watch and said ‘You know, we better get started, this studio is costing us 40 pounds an hour.’ That was impressive. He might’ve been a Beatle, he might’ve been one of the richest, most successful guys around — but he was very practical.”

Source: Rock Radio


2 Responses

  1. When I get home tonight, I’ll put on the DVD from the Dark Horse Box set. I especially enjoy the track “This Is Love”.

    Happy birthday George, Hare Krishna.

  2. just like john, george is in my heart always.may he have found that peace in heaven he was searching for.GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE.

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