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by Joshua M. Greene

Free eBook Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison download ISBN: 0470127805
Author: Joshua M. Greene
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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Subcategory: Music
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Given the choice, I'd recommend you read Working Class Mystic first, then Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison.

Given the choice, I'd recommend you read Working Class Mystic first, then Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison. 7 people found this helpful.

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Here Comes the Sun "Many well-Known artist have touched people's .

Here Comes the Sun "Many well-Known artist have touched people's hearts with their music but few have ever succeeded in touching people's souls. That was George's gift, and his story is described here with affection and taste. There is a palpable excitement to this book that made me feel I was there, with George, on his journey. He once said, 'I want to be God-conscious. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

George Harrison was the Beatle with the "spiritual" reputation. Author Joshua Greene has changed that by bringing me inside Harrison's world to explore the spiritual, societal, and musical forces that make up his genius

George Harrison was the Beatle with the "spiritual" reputation. Some even wrote him off as a nut case or someone who had succumbed to the cult of the Hare Krishnas. He was a great benefactor and supporter of the group. Our western culture often "writes off" public figures who take spiritual turns in life, treating them as quacks, cranks, kooks and people who can no longer be taken seriously. Author Joshua Greene has changed that by bringing me inside Harrison's world to explore the spiritual, societal, and musical forces that make up his genius.

unpublished anecdotes about his time with music legends Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and others. "Many well-known artists have touched people's hearts with their music, but few have ever succeeded in touching people's souls

A friend of George Harrison offers informed reflections on the late musician's spiritual quest.

A friend of George Harrison offers informed reflections on the late musician's spiritual quest. A friend of George Harrison offers informed reflections on the late musician's spiritual quest.

Here Comes the Sun tells the story of George Harrison's musical and spiritual journey with more detail and immediacy than in any other book about Harrison or the Beatles. Like his fellow Beatles, Harrison escaped the streets of working-class Liverpool, survived a tough musical apprenticeship in underground clubs, and became one of the most famous and successful musical artists in history. Before long, though, disillusioned with both the price and rewards of celebrity, he began the journey that would transform his music and redefine the rest of his life.

George Harrison taught me something about spiritual health. In his later years, communing with the natural world was a vital part of George’s formula for spiritual health. This was in 1970-the year his song My Sweet Lord became the most successful single by any of the Beatles. A stream ran through the grounds of his home in Friar Park, and morning wind rustled the hemlocks and oaks that grew there in abundance. Entering the final years of his life, George felt God’s presence in nature, in trees and gardens and the simple miracles of tilling the earth, planting jasmine bushes, freeing a magnolia tree from wild brambles, and nursing abused ground back to beauty.

Here Comes The Sun is an ideal combination of entertainment and education. Along with a terrific live musical performance by the Godfrey Townsend band, Mr. Greene weaves a fascinating story of Western exploration into spirituality and yoga. Ohio State University. A Choice of Performances. Features narrator Joshua M. Greene, legendary singer and lead guitarist Godfrey Townsend, st Tommy Williams and John Montagna, and drummer Mike Bellusci. Features narrator, Godfrey Townsend, and additional singer-guitarist

A fascinating read.–Associated Press

Joshua Greene, who studied meditation with the legendary Beatle George Harrison, draws on personal remembrances, recorded conversations, and firsthand accounts to create a moving portrait of Harrison's spiritual life, his profound contribution to the Beatles' music, and previously unpublished anecdotes about his time with music legends Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and others.

""Many well-known artists have touched people's hearts with their music, but few have ever succeeded in touching people's souls. That was George's gift, and his story is described here with affection and taste. A wonderful book.""–Mia Farrow

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Friert
A truly awe provoking journey into the life of George Harrison. In reading this book it was a kind of spiritual journey that touches the soul that transcends spiritually with George as he developed spiritually and with his music. I felt a real bond and connection with George Harrison that left me thinking that the world was a much fuller and brighter place with his presence and participation. It captured his journey as a human and as a spiritual being. This was an emotionally gripping and deeply satisfying read. I felt I grew with George, understanding him as a person and becoming his friend through reading this book. Every fan needs to read it. Much more than a book of facts, it touches the soul of the quiet one, George. Peace be with him.
Daigami
For those of you considering both this book and Working Class Mystic, I've read both, and both are very good. They compliment each other, so if you're really into the topic, it's worth reading both. There are details in each you won't find in the other.

The advantages of Working Class Mystic are that it's shorter and explains the Hinduism is clearer/more basic fashion.

The advantage of Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison is that it's more detailed.

I'm very glad I read both. Given the choice, I'd recommend you read Working Class Mystic first, then Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison.
Vivados
There are so many Beatles bios out there from which to choose. George Harrison has always been my favorite singer, particularly as a solo artist and exploration of his spirituality. I relished this book. Much of what it contains can be found in other Beatles resources; however, the author captured so much of George's experience within Hinduism that I'd not found elsewhere. I especially enjoyed reading about the final year of George's life, and his trips to India to prepare for his passing. The author presents this, and everything else, with respect and sensitivity. If you are a George fan - or if you have an affinity for Eastern spirituality - I highly recommend this terrific book.
Gold Crown
I was born in 1955 and missed, due to timing and personal reasons, the fascination with the Beatles that exemplified my time. Now, at age 58, I am exploring many things I have missed, among them God and Beatles. God more than anything, actually....

I learned a lot about George and was very much inspired by his story. So inspired that I bought every song and album mentioned in the book just so I could listen to it as I read the stories.

This book moved me in ways that go beyond words. I lived through George as he discovered God. Tears flowed from my eyes as I neared the end of his life...

This book was clearly a work of love and devotion. Thank you, Joshua Greene, for enriching my life.
Opilar
This is such a great book I bought a copy for a friend. This is written by a former Hare Krishna follower who knew George and is compiled from interviews and research (though George was gone by the time this was written). It doesn't delve deep into George's psyche or try to, but it doesn't leave any other stone unturned in an easy to read and addictive history. Everything you wanted to know about George's spirituality is pretty much here. The book focuses heavily on George's time with the Beatles and the beginning of his solo career and gets sparse for the 80's & 90's, but being based on interviews nobody was interested in George at the time so much so he didn't get the coverage he did earlier. Not touring for 20 years also kept him out of the limelight. There's a lot I learned from this book, like how spirituality meant George was bored with Sgt. Pepper and led to his quiting the band. But, there's a lot not here. You won't find out about each album he made and the reunion with Paul and Ringo to record a couple new songs for the Anthology is basically a sentence. You also aren't given much into the other Beatles. This is not an author trying to rip apart each individual and compare them, which may or may not meet your expectations. But, if you want to know about George or are researching George this book is a definite.
Vut
When it came to my education on my favorite Beatle, Mr. George Harrison, I began reading his "autobiography" I Me Mine. It was an intimate but brief illumination into the life of George, but after ingesting it, I was hungry for much more.

I decided to check out Here Comes the Sun. Admittedly I skipped over the first chapter, covering the beginnings and basics of George and the Beatles, and I jumped head first into his personal life, his love for India, he seclusion, his loves, and his religion. It was inspiring to no end. I like him more as a person than as a musician. Someone I'd love to strive to be like in some respects, though his somewhat closed off demeanor at times is unfortunately not very becoming, especially in regards to personal and romantic relationships.

That aside, this was an amazingly well-researched, well written, very engaging book. I read it through the course of 2 days, which is unheard of for a normally slow/ADHD reader like myself. I'm interested in reading more books on George but afraid of way too much overlap.
Quphagie
This is an excellent book on the history of George's life from birth to his unfortunate death; from his childhood to his early evolution with the Beatles, Beatlemania and beyond. This is written by a man who knew George in their spiritual awakening and shares George's life, both as a Beatle, and as a man pursuing his spiritual quest. I don't think you will be disappointed if you are looking for
the personal, private George, as well as the spiritual man who was light years ahead of his time. I have learned much and appreciated more of who they call "the quiet Beatle."
Written by "a friend of a friend" of George Harrison's. Beatles biographies are one of my guilty pleasures. I enjoy most of them regardless. This writer didn't really have sufficient insights to warrant wring the book IMHO, being a friend of a friend, but it was still some fun reading.