Songs from the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison

Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Koch Records

Even in death, the quiet Beatle gets short shrift. Only a few tracks on this homage to Harrison do his talent justice. Lowlights include Bill Wyman wheezing through ”Taxman” and They Might Be Giants turning ”Savoy Truffle” into even more of a trifle than ever. Ironically, it takes a pair of players who’ve also been overshadowed by greater artists – Dave Davies and John Entwistle – to do Harrison proud. Otherwise, this tribute is like a roast.

Originally posted February 28 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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