Sunday, 10 January 2016


To celebrate what would have been George Harrison’s 73rd birthday, Paper Jukebox publishes the first
volume of a new career spanning discography George Harrison Soul Man Vol. 1. Compiled by author
and Beatles expert John Blaney, it’s the first in-depth illustrated critical review of Harrisons remarkable
solo career. Vol. 1 maps his career as songwriter, producer and reluctant star from Wonderwall Music in
1968 to George Harrison in 1979. It places his songs in their historical, cultural and crucially spiritual
context while also mapping his stylistic changes, which saw him reject Phil Spector’s turgid Wall of
Sound in favour something altogether more anodyne and modest. 
John Blaney is a passionate fan of The Beatles who brings to his writing the experience and
rigour of a professional historian. His previous books include Paul McCartney: The Songs He Was Singing,
John Lennon: Listen To This Book, Beatles For Sale: How Everything They Touched Turned To Gold and A
Howlin’ Wind: Pub Rock and The Birth of New Wave. Blaney studied at Camberwell College of Arts and
Goldsmiths College (both in London) before taking up a post as a curator at a museum of technology.
George Harrison Soul Man Vol. 1 is available as a 8-inch x 8-inch 416 page hardback book
illustrated with over 400 colour images that include UK and US label variations, album sleeves, picture
sleeves, trade advertisements and more.
John Blaney
George Harrison Soul Man Vol. 1
Hardback ISBN 978-0-9544528-7-2
Publication date 25/03/2016

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