George Harrison and Ozzy Classics Among The Top Ten Solo Albums That Shook the World

12/08/2010
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Gibson have released their selections for the "Top Ten Solo Albums That Shook the World." Here are a couple of the highlights:

6) George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: George Harrison had a few very notable chances to show off what he could do in the later days of the Beatles. "Something," "It's All Too Much" and "Here Comes the Sun" are standout examples of the beautiful work he was capable of. But nobody quite expected such a torrential outpour of music as that which Harrison offered on 1970's All Things Must Pass. The three-disc, 106-minute set comprised two discs of rock songs and a third disc made up of a bunch of loose jams. It was the highest selling of any Beatles solo album, and would be worthy of name checking as a classic on the strength of "My Sweet Lord" alone.

1) Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz: Ozzy could have descended into obscurity after his sacking from Black Sabbath certainly lesser setbacks have befallen stronger men than he. But Ozzy turned into that skid, straightened out and with the help of Bob Daisley's inimitable bass playing and world-class songwriting, Lee Kerslake's steady work behind the drum kit and the phenomenal guitar wizardry of Randy Rhoads recorded one of hard rock's true classic albums. While Sabbath's work always felt very English, Blizzard Of Ozz took on the sounds of both Los Angeles and Europe, taking Ozzy's sound out of the dungeons and into the castles. The quartet redefined hard rock with "Crazy Train," "Mr. Crowley," "I Don't Know" and "Suicide Solution," and presaged late '80s progressive rock with "Revelation (Mother Earth)." - Did your favorite make the cut?

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