Tuesday, June 16, 2009

George Harrison - Cheer Down

There's a new George Harrison greatest hits collection in stores today - Let It Roll: Songs of George Harrison.

It contains one of my favorites - "Cheer Down" - a song you don't hear much because it was only available on the Lethal Weapon 2 soundtrack, and the Best of Dark Horse greatest hits album that is out of print.

"Cheer Down" is from the period ('87-'91) when George was making great new music, on his own and with the Traveling Wilburys. There were lots of interesting collaborations between the Wilburys line-up during this time, and "Cheer Down" was co-written by George and Tom Petty, and co-produced by George and Jeff Lynne.

Here is a live version from one of George's Japanese concerts.