Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dark Horse: The Life and Art of George Harrison

by Geoffrey Giuliano
Updated Edition

"This guy knows more about my life than I do."
--George Harrison on the author, 1983

"Giuliano has written a revelatory biography of the elusive Harrison and his constellation of spiritual and secular interests."
--Library Journal

"Plenty to savor . . . Evenhanded and soundly researched."
--Rolling Stone

"This book is a must for anyone interested in the serious aspects of rock music."
--London Times

"[A] lively and sympathetic biography."
--Publishers Weekly

"What actually makes Giuliano's opinion worth listening to is the depth of knowledge and affection he has for the Beatles."
--Liverpool Daily Post

The least understood and most paradoxical of the Beatles, George Harrison has parried for more than twenty-five years any attempt to penetrate the public enigma that cloaks the private man--that is, until Dark Horse. In the mid-1980s Geoffrey Giuliano lived in the "often wonderfully unreal" world of Harrison and his friends, interviews with whom are the basis for much of this vivid and revealing portrait. Here are Harrison's Liverpool childhood, the forging of the Beatles, their unheralded ascendancy, and the bitter break-up; his solo career with its soaring successes and harrowing setbacks; his reincarnation as a Traveling Wilbury; his impact as a record and film producer; his oft-publicized and misjudged spiritual quest; and much more. This edition includes an additional chapter that discusses Harrison's recent life through the 25th-anniversary reunion of the surviving Beatles, as well as updated appendices and rare, previously unpublished photos. The result is a comprehensive, illuminating look at George Harrison's musical career and inner life.

Geoffrey Giuliano, one of the leading authorities on the Beatles, is the author of Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townsend; The Lost Beatles Interviews; Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney; The Beatles' Album; John Lennon, My Brother (with Julia Baird); The Beatles: A Celebration; and many other books on rock music and culture.

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