Music: His Guitar Gently Wept

Harrison's final album is mystical and lovely

Death can do quite a number on a pop song. Pop lyrics are usually just convenient rhymes, but the demise of their author inspires many listeners to riffle through the back catalog in search of foreshadowing--the spookier the better. For instance, when Jeff Buckley, who walked into the Mississippi River one evening and never walked out, sang, "This is our last goodbye," he must have known he had a watery grave in his future, right? And when Kurt Cobain growled, "I swear that I don't have a gun," he was just being gruesomely ironic.

Retrospective analysis can get pretty goofy, but...

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