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Old 08-03-2013, 02:45
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I know everyone goes on about Lennon and McCartney, but i think George was very underrated,
He wrote some great songs: Here comes the Sun, Something, What it Love.
What do you think?
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:50
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I know everyone goes on about Lennon and McCartney, but i think George was very underrated,
He wrote some great songs: Here comes the Sun, Something, What it Love.
What do you think?
might be underrated by younger people, but i think most of us older guys know he was great...
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:51
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I thought he was okay until I bought the All Things Must Pass DVD documentary. Then I realised that there was less to him than meets the eye.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:06
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He was not really underrated as far as I remember, but was never at the level of Lennon/McCartney for obvious reasons.

His songwriting just got better though, and by the end of The Beatles his songs were on a par with the others, but he was not as prolific.

All Things Must Pass was a great album, but like the others, he struggled to reach his very best so often in his solo career.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:32
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I thought he was okay until I bought the All Things Must Pass DVD documentary. Then I realised that there was less to him than meets the eye.
Really? I haven't seen it yet. Was looking forward to seeing it but not so sure now...

There's that famous Frank Sinatra quote when he said that 'Something' was the best song Lennon & McCartney ever wrote.
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:33
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I usually find him to be the most sincere Beatle. Whether it's a trait in his songwriting, his faith or that dry cynical wit he had.

It's great that we get to experience his songwriting journey along with him, because Lennon and McCartney practiced their songwriting craft when they were still relatively unknown. Whereas George really started getting in gear for the Beatles first few albums. And while 'Don't Bother Me' isn't exactly an awe-inspiring song, it was still a nice starting point to build on.

Then when The Beatles albums took a more experimental route, George's songs were few (the only ones he wrote were the ones that were released) but they were a huge step forward and rivalled the tracks by Lennon/McCartney.
Then towards the end of The Beatles he really hit his peak, with his 2 contributions to the Beatles last made album 'Abbey Road' probably being the 2 most popular tracks on the album.
Then all the material he had built up in the last few years he released in his debut solo album, which was a HUGE critical and commercial success.
What a great journey.

Some of his Beatles songs are some of my favourite of all. Although I'd say Long, Long, Long is my favourite Beatles song of his, with Old Brown Shoe a close second.

Sorry I just babbled on a bit there.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:53
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His music on the "B" side of some of the Beatles stuf was for me better than The "A" side. Although he was a mostly in the background along with Bongo (Eric and Ernie joke) he played a huge part in the Beatles sound. I have an album of his work and it just as good as good if not better than Ringo, Paul or John's stuff away from the Beatles. The Travelling Willbury's (may spelt that wrong) shows what a fine musician he was.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:14
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might be underrated by younger people, but i think most of us older guys know he was great...
I have to agree with that.

'All things Must Pass' is on a par with the best of the other Beatles work and I think that is generally acknowledged. I thought the recent film a little long but I still liked it.

George also did a lot for the British film industry with HandMade Films. For me George was always the really likeable Beatle.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:14
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Really? I haven't seen it yet. Was looking forward to seeing it but not so sure now...
Perhaps I was being a bit harsh. The first of the DVDs is fascinating, but it contains a lot of Beatles stuff. The second shows that he wasn't all that kind to Patti, but perhaps it's wrong to be too judgemental.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:49
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Perhaps I was being a bit harsh. The first of the DVDs is fascinating, but it contains a lot of Beatles stuff. The second shows that he wasn't all that kind to Patti, but perhaps it's wrong to be too judgemental.
He wasn`t that kind to Olivia either.And he nearly wrecked himself with coke at a time when he was telling the world how spiritual he was. I`m afraid he really did not "walk the walk". I don`t know what the intention of that documentary was, but it really put me off him (but then I have always been a Paul girl).
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:12
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He wasn`t that kind to Olivia either.And he nearly wrecked himself with coke at a time when he was telling the world how spiritual he was. I`m afraid he really did not "walk the walk". I don`t know what the intention of that documentary was, but it really put me off him (but then I have always been a Paul girl).
Rock star not perfect. Who'd have thought it?
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:31
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I love George. He's my favourite Beatle. The last time i said this on Digital Spy, i was ganged up on for some reason.
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Old 10-03-2013, 19:31
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Rock star not perfect. Who'd have thought it?
Rock star nasty, hypocritical bastard, whilst being deified as as the spiritual one, or the nicest one, is what grates with me. And Olivia also said that John and Paul DIDN`T hold him back - he was just slower to get started!
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Old 10-03-2013, 22:31
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I love George. He's my favourite Beatle. The last time i said this on Digital Spy, i was ganged up on for some reason.

Mine too although I love them all, I am not going to read this thread again, I love George and have since 1976, I believe he was a nice kind person and no matter what anyone says Olivia did love George so he can't have been that bad, they were married for a long time and you can tell when she talks about George how much he meant to her.

MY sister wrote a letter to George in 1978 for me and he sent us three autographs in the post in a Dark Horse envelope, I remember my excitement to this day when my sister came running upstairs with it, I still have it and it means the world to me, George was kind to reply to us and he made me very happy.
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Old 10-03-2013, 22:48
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When you like a person's music, in this case it is George Harrison, it is the music and not the person's lifestyle or good / bad habbits. I don't buy a stake in any musicians life when I buy an album of theirs as I have no desire to make a judgment regarding their private life. When I become perfect I will be in a position to judge others and I am far from that position, thank God.
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:58
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I'd say Long, Long, Long is my favourite Beatles song of his.
Me too. Truly magical.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:00
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I like this little ditty

Also the cover Paul did at the 'Concert For George'
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