The Boxset with Harrison’s first six solo albums released September 23rd..
If you’re one of my close friends, you know that pretty much my whole life I have said The Beatles were dogshit. I wouldn’t give them the time of day, and repeatedly said that they are the most overrated band in history (which may still be true).
As I’ve gotten older, my stubbornness has waned somewhat and I began to listen to their music about a year ago. Sure…some of it, what little I’ve actually had time to listen to, is absolutely great. Much of it is catchy, insanely influential, and varied. I particularly liked the album Revolver.
My point is, if you would have seen a George Harrison tribute on one of my sites a few years ago you would have to figure I was losing my mind. And shit, maybe I am, but today I’ve got a wealth of Harrison covers from the last week, including four from Conan O’Brien‘s George Harrison Week and three from last night’s George Fest: A Night to Honour the Music of George Harrison, which took place at LA’s El Rey Theater. It all coincides with last week’s release of a boxset called The Apple Years, which contains the first six albums of Harrison’s solo work and a DVD to boot.
Let’s kick it off with the first guest on O’Brien’s Harrison Week: Beck, covering “Wah-Wah”. To find the rest, including covers from Norah Jones, Harrison’s only son Dhani, Paul Simon, Brandon Flowers, Brian Wilson, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, click on the link below the video.