It's a George-a-vaganza!

Published September 30, 2011

I don't mind admitting that I've been drooling for a long time now at the prospect of Martin Scorsese's mammoth George Harrison documentary, Living In The Material World, which will receive its first public screenings and airings next week. For a long-time Beatles fan, this is like an early Christmas. Here in Sweden we have to wait until the DVD release on October 10 - which is much too long, as far as I'm concerned.

Meanwhile, the book of the same name has an official release date of October 3, but in an amazing reversal of what's usually the case (things getting delayed, postal services f***ing up), my copy of the book was delivered by the good folks at Amazon today three days in advance!

The book is not a proper biography, rather it's a pictorial journey through George's life with comments from George and his friends, many previously unseen photos (several taken by George himself) as well as rare documents, letters and what have you. I know what I'll be doing tonight...

If you want to know more about the Living In The Material World project, this is a convenient place for information.