George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 Box Set

George Harrison
The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992

(Capitol)

Part Seven: The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992 DVD

First Appeared in The Music Box, December 2004, Volume 11, #12

Written by John Metzger

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George Harrison - The Dark Horse Years DVD

The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992 DVD
(Capitol)

In interspersing brief interview segments with seven promotional spots, The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992 offers a glimpse at the soul of George Harrison, but unfortunately it’s far too fleeting to make a lasting impression. Originally packaged as part of the similarly titled box set that was issued earlier this year, the DVD is, quite simply, too short on material to make any sort of grand, sweeping statement about the quiet Beatle. Sure, the playful videos — which include his sarcastic mini-film for This Song and his rumor-launching, zany visuals for When We Was Fab — as well as the quartet of songs plucked from his tour with Eric Clapton are all interesting to watch, but the three extracts from the Sean Penn-Madonna flick Shanghai Surprise are significantly less essential. Although, his lighthearted sense of humor and his genuine joie de vivre certainly shine through the collection, it ultimately doesn’t go far enough to really give Harrison his due. starstarstar

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This is the first installment of a seven-part series, which will examine each
album in
The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992. The entire boxed set is rated: starstarstar ½

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Of Further Interest...

George Harrison - Thirty-Three & 1/3

George Harrison - George Harrison / self-titled

George Harrison - Somewhere in England

George Harrison - Gone Troppo

George Harrison - Cloud 9

George Harrison - Live in Japan

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This album is also part of the box set
The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992 is available
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Ratings

1 Star:   Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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