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Posted: February 23, 2012
The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app is now available through iTunes.
The app brings George Harrison’s private guitar collection to life through photographs, detailed descriptions, audio, and video footage. For the first time, with the help of unique 360-degree imaging by photographer Steven Sebring, fans can see the scratches, dings, and worn threads on the guitars as if they were themselves holding the instruments.
Fans can examine Harrison’s private guitar collection, through personal audio recordings from Harrison himself as he introduces many of the guitars and plays sections of songs. The audio was captured by Harrison’s son, Dhani.
“Back in 1999 or so while we were preparing the 30th anniversary reissue of All Things Must Pass, I got the idea that we should do a web site that would document all of the guitars,” explains Dhani to Guitar Aficionado. “It never got built, because the technology at the time was not yet up to snuff, but I had gone through the guitars with my dad and had him announce and play each one.”
The history of each guitar is laid out in great detail; including the origin of the guitar, when and how it became part of Harrison’s collection, modifications he made to it and why each was so important in creating his distinctive sound. Songs from his catalog are organized by the guitars used on each track, which allows the user to appreciate the personalities of each instrument.
The video section of the app contains footage of Ben Harper, Josh Homme, Mike Campbell and Dhani Harrison each playing and showcasing the guitars and exploring their feel and tone. In addition, Conan O’Brien and Dhani discuss what make these guitars so exceptional. Also in this section, guitar great Gary Moore shares his views on what made George Harrison such a distinctive and influential guitar player.
Watch a video previewing the app’s features at the link below:
Posted: January 9, 2012
In the past year, George Harrison’s life has been celebrated in the touching four-hour documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World and his wife Olivia Harrison’s companion photo book of the same name, both of which marked the 10-year anniversary of the late, great Beatle’s passing.
The accomplished musician, producer and philanthropist will soon have his robust collection of guitars on display, as well. A 360-degree photographic iPad app is due out on Feb. 23, featuring Harrison’s guitar collection.
In addition, there will be footage of musicians such as Josh Homme and Ben Harper playing the instruments and commentary from Harrison himself.
Harrison’s official Facebook page offered a video teaser of the app …