George Harrison’s widow Olivia has recently written a digital book about the life of the late member of Beatles that intends to shed more light on the life of the legendary musician.
Famous Hollywood director Martin Scorsese recently made a documentary on the life of Harrison and Olivia intends to cover aspects of his life that have been left unsaid in the documentary.
The book, that is largely based on Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” is available for downloaded from iBookstore.
Other than the written content, the book also includes audio and video content, along with various letters and personal photographs that have never been seen before in the public.
Other than the digital version of the book, printed version is also available in the stores. Scorsese made a three-and-a-half hour documentary on the life ofHarrisonthat mainly covers the spiritual aspect of the musician, his discovery of the Eastern music, culture and religion and his days with The Beatles.
Olivia Harrison was among the producers of the film but after the release of the film, she felt that various aspects of the life of George Harrison have been left unsaid in the documentary so she wrote a book covering those aspects.
Olivia appreciated the effort put by Scorsese in the documentary but said that various things such as famous song “taxman” and 1987 comeback album of Harrison “Cloud Nine” are missing from the documentary.
Besides, the book is also augmented with a lot of personal stuff ofHarrison, such as letters and photographs.
She felt that three-and-a-half hour documentary simply could not tackle with everything related to the life of Harrison.
Besides, the documentary mainly focuses on the days ofHarrisonwith Beatles and covers less of the life of the singer after he left the band. The documentary puts a lot of emphasis on the travels of Harrison toIndiaand his discovery of Eastern music and spirituality.
Music production for the film was done by Giles Martin, son of the famous producer of Beatles George Martin. Giles said that Harrison was the person who introduced George Martin with various Eastern instrumentations such as Sitar. According to Olivia, Eastern music was a fascination and inspiration for George Harrison.