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Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

George Harrison

"George Harrison, writer of love songs – in my opinion, some of the best love songs of the period… And what a range he encompassed, from love songs to the social conscience of ‘Taxman’ and ‘Tears of the World’. As I look down the vast output of this man’s songs, my Foreword could turn into Book 3.” – Ringo Starr

In 1985 artist Keith West, one of the finest botanical watercolour artists in the world, was introduced to George Harrison, and so began a close collaboration to produce a stunning set of watercolours illustrating the composer's many memorable songs.

This beautifully illustrated second volume contains 59 songs by George Harrison, including such classics as 'My Sweet Lord', 'Something' and 'All Things Must Pass'.

A recording of four previously unreleased tracks from George is provided, with the choice of vinyl or CD format.

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THE MANUSCRIPT

Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

"It has been pure pleasure for me to see these ideas go from a thought to pencil sketches to paintings, so taking on a life of their own." - George Harrison

Artist Keith West soon found himself travelling regularly from his cottage in North Wales to Oxfordshire to discuss with George Harrison the interpretations of his song lyrics. Keith submitted detailed pencil sketches for George's approval, and from these drawings his remarkable finished paintings were produced.

To complement these delightful images West has hand-lettered the words to the songs. The lyrics are embellished with additional small paintings that possess an irresistible charm.
 
The collection is punctuated with text contributions from Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson, plus an afterword by George Harrison himself.
 

"Derek Taylor introduced me to George Harrison sometime during the late, great Sixties. And like a Harrison tune, the route was circuitous... Somewhere between the pages of this beautiful and cleverly illustrated book, you will find your own George Harrison." - Harry Nilsson

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THE LIMITED EDITION

Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

The lyrics to more than fifty of George Harrison's songs appear in this craftsman-produced book of 176 pages.

The edition includes 25 full-page plates, with song lyrics hand-lettered and accompanied by decorations in colour, reproduced in flawless facsimile. The book features two beautiful fold-out plates, and photographs in colour and monochrome. 

Handsomely bound in three-quarter leather with gilt tooling, the limited edition is presented in a hand-made Solander box. Pull out the special drawer underneath the book to discover the extended play record or compact disc specially manufactured for this limited edition. (You may select either a 7" record or CD on ordering, subject to availability). 

The recording incorporates previously unreleased material by George Harrison and consists of the following songs:

  • 'Life Itself' [Demo; all instruments by George Harrison]
  • 'Hottest Gong in Town'
  • 'Tears of the World'
  • 'Hari's on Tour (Express)' [Live]

  • This unique book and record boxed set is limited to 2,500 numbered copies, each one personally signed by George Harrison (there are two designs of Songs By George Harrison signature page that are being employed) and Keith West. 

    Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

    Select from the following editions:

    Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

    Songs by George Harrison Volume Two

    • ISBN:
      0904351394
    • Book + CD Set:
      2500 copies
    • Signed by:
      George Harrison, Keith West
    • Contributors:
      Keith West, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson
    • Binding:
      Three-quarter leather
    • Box:
      Two-tray Solander box
    • Extras:
      CD: 4-tracks 'LIFE ITSELF' (Demo version. All instruments by George Harrison), 'HOTTEST GONG IN TOWN', 'TEARS OF THE WORLD', 'HARI'S ON TOUR EXPRESS' (Recorded live in Washington DC in 1974)
    This title is limited to one copy per household. All orders are bound by hand. Your copy will be dispatched between 1st May and 31st August, 2019. Please note, instalment payments and gift vouchers are not available for this title.
    Book + CD Set No longer available

    This beautifully illustrated second volume contains 59 songs by George Harrison, including such classics as 'My Sweet Lord', 'Something' and 'All Things Must Pass'. A recording of four previously unreleased tracks from George is provided, with the choice of vinyl or CD format.

    • Published Jun 1992
    • Page size: 175mm x 250mm
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