You wait for ages for some George Harrison news to come along then two items arrive on the same day.
This fresh in from Rolling Stone.com
George Harrison’s first-ever career-spanning greatest hits collection will be released on June 16th. The announcement of Let It Roll: The Music of George Harrison comes just hours after the Beatles guitarist posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The compilation will feature songs from throughout Harrison’s career, from live takes of his biggest Beatles hits to his storied solo career. Harrison was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
All the tracks on Let It Roll will be digitally remastered and assembled in deluxe packaging with rare and unseen photographs. The album will also be released digitally. According to the press release, Harrison’s solo hits “My Sweet Lord,” “Isn’t It A Pity,” “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” and “Got My Mind Set On You” will all be included on the set, and you can assume the collection’s namesake track, All Things Must Pass‘ “Let It Roll,” will also make the cut.
Three of Harrison’s most popular songs that he penned for the Beatles are also on the track list: “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Here Comes The Sun” from Harrison’s 1971 Concert For Bangladesh from New York’s Madison Square Garden. The full track list is expected to be announced soon.
The news of the remastered Harrison solo tracks comes only a week after word broke that the Beatles’ long-awaited remastered catalog will be released on September 9th, 2009, the same day the Fab Four’s The Beatles: Rock Band hits stores.