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Harrison, George

Published by Genesis Publications Limited, Guildford Surrey, England (1980)

Used Hardcover First Edition Signed

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Genesis Publications Limited, Guildford Surrey, England, 1980. Signed first limited edition of Harrison's autobiography. Octavo, original three quarters green calf over cloth, red morocco spine label, mounted red morocco gilt cover design, pictorial endpapers, raised bands, all edges gilt, cloth slipcase with paper label. With 17 in-text illustrations, 49 photographic plates, including one folding, and facsimiles of original manuscript lyrics for 83 songs. One of 2000 copies signed by George Harrison. Fine in a fine slipcase. As a Beatle and then as a solo artist, "Harrison blended earthy Roots tones with droning eastern influences and cascading melodies. The sound was organic and blooming, huge yet worldly. His songs unfolded unpredictably and took the listener to unfamiliar sonic regions. Music enthusiasts credit him for integrating eastern sounds into western music" (Rolling Stone). Harrison complements recollections of his career with facsimiles of his original manuscript lyrics for 83 songs, including "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something," annotating each with the story behind its creation. Bookseller Inventory # 49086

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