George Harrison was a musician who also sang, wrote songs, produced music and films, and played the guitar. In the band The Beatles, he was the band’s primary guitarist.
Beginning in 1965 and continuing through the years that followed, the band performed songs that he had written.
Chuck Berry, George Formby, and Carl Perkins are just a few of the earlier musicians who had an impact on his work. In 1970, following the dissolution of the band, he began releasing his work.
1. All Things Must Pass
Harrison’s debut album following the breakup of the Beatles was this one. It gave birth to “My Sweet Lord,” his most popular song, which topped the charts all over the world.
It also turned out to be his album’s best-selling single. The album also debuted Harrison’s trademark guitar slide sound, for which he is still known today.
In addition, the album debuted his spiritual theme, which became a recurring feature of his music. On global charts, the album remained at the top for days. In 1972, it received a Grammy Award nomination. The song “My Sweet Lord” won the Record of the Year honors in the same year.
2. Living in the Material World
The album “Living in the Material World” was launched in 1973, and it was highly appreciated by his admirers. Its popularity mirrored that of his first album, “All Things Must Pass,” which was also released in 1973.
This album produced a variety of popular songs, including “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth),” which peaked at number one in the United States shortly after its initial release.
According to an article that was published in Independent Magazine, other songs on the album that did well include “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long” and “Be Here Now.” Both of these songs were included on the album.
Harrison’s final album, “Brainwashed,” was his twelfth. About a year after his passing and fifteen years after his most recent album, the album was released in 2002. Harrison’s son Dhani Harrison and a few other individuals he had collaborated with before his passing finished the overdubs for this record.
In both the US and the UK, the album peaked at number 20. The instrumental track “Marwa Blues,” which was a part of the album, went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 2004.
Additionally, the album’s song “Any Road” was nominated in the same year for a best male pop vocal performance, but Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” won the honor.
4. Cloud Nine
Harrison had previously released ten other albums before this one. After taking a hiatus from music for the previous five years, he returned to recording and releasing music in 1987 with this album.
The majority of the songs on the album were successful, and as a result, he was able to reclaim his status as one of the most talented artists of his era. One of the tracks that became popular off of the album was called “Got My Mind Set on You.”
The album peaked at position number four on the chart of best-selling albums in both the United States and Australia. It reached number 10 in the UK, and it also did fairly well in several other countries around the world.
5. Dark Horse
In 1974, around one year after the publication of “Living in the Material World,” Dark Horse was made available. The breakup of the artist and his wife is the primary emphasis of this song, which also marks a temporary departure from the spiritual themes that had been prevalent in the musician’s earlier compositions.
Harrison incorporates elements of funk and soul throughout the record. Even though it was his first album to fail to chart in the UK, it was still rather successful in other areas of the world, such as the United States, where it reached its highest position on the Billboard, Record World Album, and Cash Box top 100 song charts in the United States.
6. Thirty-Three & 1/3
He intended to release the album when he was 33 years and 1/3, but the release date was pushed back, and it didn’t happen until he was 33 years and 2/3. Both his witty personality and his impressive singing abilities shine through on this CD.
The song “Crackerbox Palace” from the album was one of the top twenty hit songs, while the other songs from the album performed moderately well.
7. George Harrison
This CD was initially made available for purchase in February 1979. In 1978, when the album was being created, he was also getting married to Olivia Arias and had his first child.
The majority of the songs on the album were written and recorded by him during that year. The changes that he went through in his life were represented in the songs on the album.
The track titled “Your Love is Forever” is considered to be one of the album’s most lovely ballads. The album reached its highest position in the United States at number 12 and in the United Kingdom at number 39.
8. Extra Texture
In 1975, Harrison penned and released this album under his name. Another CD that was completely devoid of any religious or spiritual undertones or teachings.
The majority of the tracks on the CD were recorded by him in the United States. Singles taken from the album that achieved success on the charts include “You,” which reached number 15 in the UK, and “This Guitar (Can’t Keep from Crying),” which reached number 6 in the United States.
9. Somewhere in England
Harrison’s “Dark Horse Records” label was the one responsible for putting out this album back in 1981. After the death of his former bandmate John Lennon, he decided to release this album as his first project after the tragedy.
In the wake of John Lennon’s untimely passing, George Harrison modifies the words to his song “All Those Years Ago” in many places. The album did very well in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 13 there. In the United States as well, it peaked at number two.
10. Gone Troppo
This album was published in 1982 and was met with positive reception from Harrison’s devoted listeners. Even though it did not perform as well as some of the albums that he had issued in the years prior, the songs that he put in the album still exhibited his style.
However, the album did not perform as well as some of the albums that he had released. It peaked at number 108 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 31 on the VG list in Norway. It did not achieve any of the top positions in any of the UK’s lists.