I do need to watch this documentary more than once. I loved seeing (and hearing DB talk about) Luther Vandross while recording Right for the Young Americans album. The vocal intricacies of that particular song combined with Bowie’s obvious cocaine use is a thing of wonder. (Uh, don’t try that at home, kids. You’re no David Bowie…)
Anyway. Was your favorite Bowie era included? I was most certainly satisfied–but as Bowie always desired since the beginning, left me wanting more.
What is wrong with me? I couldn’t breathe and my throat tightened like I was gonna cry just watching this small clip from the upcoming Martin Scorsese documentary about the life of (my beloved) George Harrison, “Living in the Material World“. Honestly. Remember there is an accompanying book available at a great price on Amazon.
I still can’t breathe. The documentary will air in two parts on October 5th and 6th on HBO. Lord, if I can barely handle a two-minute clip, how will I manage the full documentary??
Ahhhhh….I’m relaxed just looking at this lovely poster for the upcoming George Harrison documentary, Living in the Material World, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. It’s been just announced that HBO will be airing the documentary this October.
“…Scorsese commented: “Like so many millions of people, I first came to know George through the music, which was the soundtrack of our world. The Beatles’ music, those beautifully lyrical guitar breaks and solos, those unforgettable songs of George’s like ‘I Me Mine’ or ‘If I Needed Someone,’ and the images, in magazines, on album covers, the TV appearances, the newsreel footage, the Richard Lester movies; and then there was the world after the Beatles, when George and his music seemed to open up and flower.
I will never forget the first time I heard ‘All Things Must Pass,’ the overwhelming feeling of taking in that all glorious music for the first time. It was like walking into a cathedral. George was making spiritually awake music—we all heard and felt it—and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives. So when I was offered the chance to make this picture, I jumped at it.
Spending time with Olivia, interviewing so many of George’s closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music – it was a joy, and an experience I’ll always treasure.”
George’s widow, Olivia has written a coffee table book (available at a fantastic pre-sale price in Amazon, just so you know) to accompany the documentary.
“Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan.
The book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others. Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs taken by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s. It is a rich tribute to a man who died far too young, but who touched the lives of millions.”
I don’t even have to tell you how much I’m looking forward to this documentary, do I?