Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 11/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is actually George Harrison's second "best of" collection. Culling his best from 1976 through to 1989, this represents a far more upbeat and varied series of songs than the former Beatle used to write. Harrison breaks away form the Beatles sound and even his early seventies Phil Spector period.There are the usual big hits like, "Blow Away" and "Got My Mind Set On You", but there were plenty of other songs that were just more than quaint; these being "Crackerbox Palace", a lovely ditty and "Here Comes The Moon". Another big plus is the formerly unattainable "Cheer Down"; a great song previously only available on a soundtrack. The most endearing songs are the two lamentable, but joyous recollections of the Beatles days. "When We Was Fab" is almost like listening to a photo album of images and "All Those Years Ago" is a bouncy number with a great keyboard and guitar solo. As poignant as these are, George seemed to only look back in wonder and joy on those days.This is a rare set and although there are sure to be future "best of" collections of George Harrison's work, many of these cuts will probably not make it. If you can find it, grab it."
Overlooked and Undervalued
bjohnson65 | HAMPTON, Virginia, United States | 03/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD! Many Harrison purists have scoffed at this one because it's not his best work -- but I found it a wonderful collection anyway. Although most of my favorite songs are also available from the CLOUD NINE collection, there was enough additional material to make it a worth while purchase -- especially CHEER DOWN which was only available on the LETAL WEAPON 2 soundtrack. This album was particularly hard to find! Get it while you can!"
HARRISON'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 2
bjohnson65 | 04/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd collection of the dark horse, is more complete what the best of george harrison, because contains more hits.
Best of dark horse includes the george solo's work in his own company, Dark Horse Records, which were distributed by Warner Brothers Records, and the The Best of George Harrison on Capitol / Apple Records, contains George's hits in the early years of his solo career, and with the Beatles / unfortunately not include all of his best work. So Best of Dark Horse, contains greatest hits of 1976-1989 years, like: BLOW AWAY, CRACKERBOX PALACE, CLOUD NINE, ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, LOVE COMES TO EVERYONE ........
The only glaring ommision i noticed was THIS SONG from the 33 1/3 album, wich is one of solo Harrison's best songs and was also a fairly big hit ins his own right.
This album is perfectly and wonderful!"
George Deserves Better!
MichaelJohn | Upstate New York | 11/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a big fan of George Harrison's solo work, I think its a shame that one of his hit singles, as well as other lesser known gems, are not included in this "Best of Dark Horse" collection.
The most obvious song missing from this collection is the single "This Song", from the record "33 1/3." It's a catchy pop song that charted quite successfully in 1976. Why they chose to include more obscure songs in this collection and omit this one is truly baffling to me.
Also, two beautiful love songs, "Learning How to Love You" from the previously mentioned LP, as well as "Your Love is Forever" from the 1979 LP "George Harrison" deserved to have been included too. I honestly feel these are the two best love songs George Harrison ever wrote as a solo artist.
I'm sure if you are a Harrison fan you have other favorites that you wish were included on this CD. This collection is far from complete and doesn't include all his best music for this period.
I hope one day that this CD, along with the "Best of George Harrison" collection, will be permanently deleted from the Harrison catalog. In their place they should release a comprehensive "Best of" double CD collection that spans his ENTIRE solo career from 1970-2000, including his two Traveling Wilburys records.
I think George Harrison deserves a much better "Best of" collection that truly showcases his talent as a musician, singer and songwriter.