In 1985, George Harrison was introduced to artist Keith West and so began a collaboration to produce a stunning set of watercolours illustrating the composer's many memorable songs. West, one of the finest botanical watercolour artists in the world, soon found himself travelling regularly from his cottage in North Wales to Oxfordshire to discuss the interpretations of Harrison's song lyrics to prepare his illustrations. The result, "Songs by George Harrison" was published in February 1988 as a songbook of lyrics and commentary with fine watercolour illustrations and hand-drawn lettering.
Described in the book's original prospectus as a 'superb collection of art... with small paintings that possess an irresistible charm', Songs by George Harrison was limited to 2,500 copies and sold out very quickly. Harrison explained, 'in a world of crass, disposable junk, it's meant to be a lovely thing'.
"The Songs by George Harrison" pocket edition features over 100 pages of selections from the original, includes written contributions from Jeff Lynne and Elton John, and is the first chance in over twenty years to see and own this beautiful book.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
New from Genesis Publications: "Songs By George Harrison" pocket edition
Available for order now from Genesis Publications: