George Harrison – “Living in the Material World” (1973)

December 31, 2010 at 7:44 am (Music, Reviews & Articles, The Beatles)

Stephen Holden’s July 19, 1973 Rolling Stone album review…

At last it’s here, beautifully-packaged with symbolic hand-print covers and the dedication, “All Glories to Sri Krsna.” Even if Living in the Material World were as trivial and regressive as McCartney’s Red Rose Speedway, there would be many who would dub it a pop classic. Happily, the album is not just a commercial event, it is the most concise, universally conceived work by a former Beatle since John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

Given everything George Harrison represents, it would be virtually impossible for one to try to separate the man, the myth and the music, and undertake an in vitro analysis of Living in the Material World. Suffice it to say that these three aspects blend harmoniously into a single creation that is vastly appealing and in places very moving. Harrison inherited Read the rest of this entry »

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (Dec. 25, 2010)

December 31, 2010 at 7:40 am (Life & Politics)

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