New George Harrison Photo Book Spotlights Early Solo Era


Just released is George Harrison: Be Here Now – Photographs by Barry Feinstein with Chris Murray. The new book, features Feinstein's world renowned shots of the "Quiet Beatle' in and around the sessions and performances which resulted in his first three-post Beatles albums — 1970's All Things Must Pass, 1971's The Concert For Bangladesh, and 1973's Living In The Material World.

According the book's press release, the tome, with text by Murray, "includes never-before-seen photographs from Feinstein's archive as well as ephemera relating to these seminal releases. Among Feinstein's best known and most iconic photograph is Harrison in his wellies surrounded by garden gnomes at his home Friar Park, which graces the cover of All Things Must Pass. Serving as the official photographer of The Concert for Bangladesh, Feinstein's exclusive access allowed him to capture Harrison and his friends. Among those musical artists were Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, and more."

Sole surviving Badfinger member, guitarist Joey Molland, told us that after the group appeared on George Harrison's 1970 All Things Must Pass album, it just seemed natural for Harrison to keep working with the band: ["After we'd done his stuff, he decided to try his hand at producing the band, so yeah, he produced the Straight Up album, or like five or six tracks off it, actually. And he did the 'Day After Day' song, that's right — that was one of the ones he did."] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . ones he did)

Gary Wright, later known for his massive hit, "Dream Weaver," performed an many of George Harrison's solo albums. He recalled joining in on the 1970 All Things Must Pass sessions: ["When I first got there, they were doing 'Isn't It A Pity,' and I showed up late for the session because his road manager gave me the wrong time. And I got there late, and I had to learn it real quick, and George was great. He asked me to come back and play keyboards, and I wound up playing keyboards on the entire album."] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . the entire album)

Gary Wright says he almost missed the chance to play on ‘All Things Must Pass’ :

Badfinger’s Joey Molland On George Harrison Producing Day After Day :