8 years after the Beatles' guitarist, George Harrison, died in 2001, EMI finally decided to release the new greatest hit album for this former fab-four.
Unbelieveable but true, there have been only 2 greatest hits albums since Harrison started his solo career in 1968 - and none of those cover Harrison's whole solo career. This 2009 release is the first career-span, single-disc compilation of Harrison's catalogue. From his first post-Beatles album 1970's "All Things Must Pass" through his last album 2002's "Brainwashed". Although, disappointingly, the producer focused too much on his Dark Horse's years and overlooked on some early gems such as "Bangla-Desh", "Dark Horse", and "You". (the latter two was top20 hits) But probably the most unforgivable error was the missing of some of Dark Horse years' best songs, including "Crackerbox Palace", "Cloud 9", and "Gone Toppo".
Nevertheless, this album indeed has most of the key tracks from every periods of Harrison's career. Not only all 3 top hits like "My Sweet Lord", "Give Me Love", and "Got My Mind Set On You", but also several outstanding tracks such as "All Thing Must Pass", "Blow Away", "When We Was Fab", "Cheer Down", "What Is Life", and "Any Road". And instead of the original versions, the producer put the live cover version of Harrison's best Beatles materials from 'The Concert for Bangladesh' album. A good move for this album, since those songs were already been in many of Beatles' catalogues.
Despite all those missing, this album would serve nicely as an throughly overview of Harrison's long career, and shall satisfy the casual fans and new listeners alike - since hardcore fans rather go for the both previous compilations or boxset instead of this tiny single-disc album.