Reviews and Appreciations for

Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison

“[The author] has efficiently separated from the mass of Beatles data the single thread of his subject’s religious endeavor… [Here Comes The Sun] is suffused with the earnestness of the seeking soul.”

-Boston Globe

“Many well-known artists have touched people’s hearts with their music, but few have ever succeeded in touching people’s souls. That was George’s gift, and his story is described here with affection and taste. A wonderful book.”

-Mia Farrow

“A moving account of George Harrison’s inner life and growth, this work not only provides fascinating details about his career and relations with his fellow Beatles but also insight into the deeper motives behind his music and genuine spiritual search. A thoroughly enjoyable read.”

-Klaus K. Klostermaier, Professor of Religious Studies
University of Manitoba
Author, A Survey of Hinduism

“I have fond memories of times George and I spent together, and ‘Here Comes The Sun’ really captures him– not just as a Beatle, but as an artist and a human being.”

-Peter Frampton

“This book captures the music and the dazzling spiritual quests of the tumultuous 1960s through the story of George Harrison, the Beatle who as much as anyone embodied the era and its strange pilgrimage. Recommended for all who would like to open the doors of perception once again and re-enter a time when the world seemed young and spring-like, then all too soon autumnal.”

-Robert Ellwood, Professor Emeritus of Religion
University of Southern California
Author, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening

“Wonderful! A detailed and comprehensive supplement to the memory of a gentle, driving force.”

-Mike Pinder
Founder, The Moody Blues

“I love this book for many reasons, most of all for its fair and sensitive portrayal of my brother’s open-minded approach to spirituality. He saw Spirit as belonging to everyone, and that wonderful quality in him comes through here with dignity and insight.”

-Louise Harrison

There is a palpable excitement to this book that made me feel I was there, with George, on his journey. He once said, “I want to be God-conscious. That’s really my only ambition, and everything else in life is incidental.” This extraordinary work provides nourishment for all who hunger, as he did, for that ultimate state of grace.”

-Martin Rutte
Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
Board Chair, Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace

KIRKUS REVIEW (November 2005)
A friend of George Harrison offers informed reflections on the late musician’s spiritual quest.

Out of the insanity, claustrophobia and estrangement that came with being a member of the Beatles, Harrison emerged an affected man, in search of God and peace. Filmmaker/biographer Greene (Justice at Dachau, 2003, etc.) portrays his friend as introspective and modest, inspired by an experience with LSD (‘ “From that moment on, I wanted to have that depth and clarity of perception,” ’ Harrison told Rolling Stone.) Harrison reached beyond intoxicants into the bliss of yoga and cosmic chants, a buzz that took him “into the astral plane.” He wanted others to share his contact with the mystical and spoke of his spirituality during concerts, where his comments were met with, at best, indifference. Though he spent considerable time exploring the Hindu religion, writes Greene, the musician was a restless quester, always looking for ways to put his spiritual house in order. Greene writes of a newfound “levelheaded dispassion” as Harrison moved into his sixth decade, a sense of liberation from the material world coupled with an affirmation of nature and a personal recognition of his place in the scheme of things.

Greene presents a man deeply engaged in the world he longed to transcend.