The CD "Chant And Be Happy" Produced by George Harrison


Chant And Be Happy - George Harrison

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Chant and Be Happy–1960's Record
Produced by George Harrison


During the now celebrated summer of 1969, prior to the dissolution of the most famous band in the world – The Beatles, George Harrison produced the Hare Krishna Mantra single with the members of the London Radha-Krishna Temple. After reaching No. 1 on the radio charts in Europe and Asia, this mantra became known to everyone, especially in England where the BBC presented the devotees four times on their then biggest TV show, Top Of The Pops. Chant And Be Happy - George Harrison

Here is a re-release of this Apple classic, a recording which is part of the unique history of the sixties, of the Peace & Love movement and the spreading of the Hare Krishna Mantra, sung by the Beatles.

Recordings of Indian Chants from the Radha Krishna Temple from About 1970. For George Harrision fans or Krishna bhaktas... or anyone at all who wants to come closer to Krishna (God.) Originally released by Apple Records.

This new edition, now titled CHANT AND BE HAPPY, offers something more: a never published before live conversation between George Harrison, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Shrila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of the Hare Krishna Movement. This meeting took place in September 1969 and was recorded at John Lennon’s house in England.

More than 30 years later, this recording is still ever fresh and sounds wonderful, thanks to the expert digital mastering. Only few copies are available and you can purchase it for only $15 US (handling and mailing included). Order from Krishna Store.


The Radha-Krishna Temple Album
[Produced by George Harrison]

Album Description

Album produced by George Harrison, featuring The Hare Krishna Mantra, Govinda prayers and other devotional music. Tracks from this album were in the top 10 on music charts in London and around the world in 1970.

Two of the songs on the Radha Krishna Temple album (also known as 'Goddess of Fortune') were huge hits on the British charts, and all over the world as well. Featuring George Harrison playing harmonium, guitar and bass guitar / Tamal Krishna Goswami-flute / Harivilas oud / Yamuna, Jivananda, Lilavati, Yogesvara-lead vocals / assembled devotees-vocals, mridanga and kartals.

Chant And Be Happy! -The London Radha Krishna Temple - George Harrison

Track Listings / Audio Files MP3 00:00
 1  |  01 Govinda 7.9 MB
 2  |  02 Sri Guruvastakam 7.3 MB
 3  |  03 Sri Ishopanishad 5.9 MB
 4  |  04 Bhaja Bhakata - Arati 11.9 MB
 5  |  05 Bhajahu Re Mana 12.5 MB
 6  |  06 Hare Krishna Mantra 5.3 MB
 7  |  07 Govinda Jaya Jaya 8.6 MB
 8  |  08 George with John and Yoko Room Conversation Room (Excerpts) 13.9 MB
Download all songs in one ZIP file (75MB)   


George Harrison Photo - he_love_the_lord_(rare).mp3


History of the Radha Krishna Temple Album

In 1966 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, with a handful of followers registered the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at his humble storefront temple in New York's Lower East Side.

By 1969 the Hare Krishna mantra had spread throughout the western world, and with the help of George Harrison and the Beatles, the recording of the Hare Krishna mantra on this album reached the top 10 in record charts throughout the world. The Hare Krishna devotees were featured three times on the BBC show, "Top of the Pops," and the lead song "Govinda" also appeared on the charts at the same time.

The Hare Krishna chant had become a household word in Britain and in many other countries throughout the world.

George Harrison played harmonium and dubbed in lead and bass guitar on "The Hare Krishna Mantra" song, and the lead guitar opening on "Govinda."

The studio engineers and staff were very enthusiastic and everyone joined in spontaneously for the chorus of "The Hare Krishna Mantra." This recording is a milestone in the history of the Krishna consciousness movement in the West.

The Radha Krishna Temple Album The Radha Krishna Temple Album

Download all songs in one ZIP file (75MB)

Apple Record: Radha Krishna Temple (London)

Side A: Hare Krishna Mantra 3:33
Arranged By – Mukunda Das Adhikary
Producer – George Harrison
Side B: Prayer To The Spiritual Masters 3:58
Arranged By – Mukunda Das Adhikary
Producer – George Harrison

Apple Record: Radha Krishna Temple (London) Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Label: APPLE 15, Electrola Gesellschaft m.b.H. – 1C 006-90 587, Released: 1969

The first of two Apple single releases from the Oxford Street vocal/ instrumental group. The Radha Krishna Temple made 4 appearances on Top of the Pops to promote the "Hare Krishna Mantra". The cover photograph was taken by Ethan A. Russell.


Hare Krishna Mantra / Prayer to the Spiritual Masters (August 29, 1969)
Vinyl, 7" [Single, 45 RPM] - Label Number: Apple 15 (5C 006-90587)  
1.) Hare Krishna Mantra
[03:34] Traditional
Arranged by Mukunda Das Adhikary
Produced by George Harrison
2.) Prayer to the Spiritual Masters
[03:59] Traditional
Arranged by Mukunda Das Adhikary
Produced by George Harrison

Govinda radha krishna Temple Govinda radha krishna Temple


George Harrison: Son of Hari

George Harrison: "Son of Hari"

Click here for the audio files (audio-interviews)

George Harrison: "Son of Hari"
Aug 20, 2012 — CANADA (SUN)

I recently saw this link to the “Son of Hari” website on Facebok and this morning I saw it posted on the Sampradaya Sun With appreciation we are re-posting it here.

The “Son of Hari” website is home to a collection of audio files, some recently released in original form by the Bhaktivedanta Archives, of recorded conversations between Srila Prabhupada and George Harrison.

Srila Prabhupada’s conversations with George on three dates are available: August 22, 1973, August 27, 1973, and July 26, 1976. Each conversation is broken down into multiple parts due to the length of the conversations. Text transcripts are also provided for the conversations.

click on link to visit site and hear conversations or read text; Son of Hari

Srila Prabhupda: “So this is your duty now. (Laughs) By the grace of Krsna you are one of the great men. Although you are young man, but Krsna has placed you in such a high position that there are many young men who follows you. So that is the instruction.”


George Harrison: Chant Hare Krishna And Be Happy

Letter from George Harrison

Everybody is looking for KRISHNA.
Some don't realize that they are, but they are.

KRISHNA is GOD, the Source of all that exists,
the Cause of all that is, was, or ever will be.

As GOD is unlimited HE has many Names.
Allah-Buddha-Jehova-Rama: All are KRISHNA, all are ONE.

God is not abstract; He has both the impersonal and the personal aspects to His personality which is SUPREME, ETERNAL, BLISSFUL, and full of KNOWLEDGE. As a single drop of water has the same qualities as an ocean of water, so has our consciousness the qualities of GOD'S consciousness... but through our identification and attachment with material energy (physical body, sense pleasures, material possessions, ego, etc.) our true TRANSCENDENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS has been polluted, and like a dirty mirror it is unable to reflet a pure image.

With many lives our association with the TEMPORARY has grown. This impermanent body, a bag of bones and flesh, is mistaken for our true self, and we have accepted this temporary condition to be final.

Through all ages, great SAINTS have remained as living proof that this non-temporary, permanent state of GOD CONSCIOUSNESS can be revived in all living Souls. Each soul is potentially divine. Krsna says in Bhagavad Gita: "Steady in the Self, being freed from all material contamination, the yogi achieves the highest perfetional stage of happiness in touch with the Supreme Consciousness." (VI,28)

YOGA (a scientific method for GOD (SELF) realization) is the process by which we puirify our consciousness, stop further pollution, and arrive at the state of Perfection, full KNOWLEDGE, full BLISS.

If there's a God, I want to see Him. It's pointless to believe in something without proof, and Krishna Consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain GOD preception. You can actually see God, and Hear Him, play with Him. It might sound crazy, but He is actually there, actually with you.

There are many yogic Paths--Raja, Jnana, Hatha, Kriya, Karma, Bhakti--which are all acclaimed by the MASTERS of each method.

SWAMI BHAKTIVEDANTA is as his title says, a BHAKTI Yogi following the path of DEVOTION. By serving GOD through each thought, word, and DEED, and by chanting HIS Holy Names, the devotee quickly develops God-consciousness. By chanting

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama

I request that you take advantage of this book KRSNA, and enter into its understanding. I also request that you make an appointment to meet your God now, through the self liberating process of YOGA (UNION WITH GOD) and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.


George Harrison Interview:
Hare Krishna Mantra


The Hare Krishna Mantra by George Harrison and London Radha-Krishna Temple devotees was featured four times on England's most popular television program, Top of the Pops, after rising to the Top 10 throughout England, Europe, and parts of Asia. George Harrison.

If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We've been polluted so long
But here's a way for you to get clean

By chanting the names of the Lord and you'll be free
The Lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see.

--"Awaiting On You All"
from the album All things Must Pass

In the summer of 1969, before the dissolution of the Beatles, the most popular music group of all time, George Harrison produced a hit single, The Hare Krishna Mantra, performed by George and the devotees of the London Radha-Krishna Temple. Soon after rising to the Top 10 or Top 20 best-selling record charts throughout England, Europe, and parts of Asia, the Hare Krishna chant became a household word--especially in England, where the BBC had featured the Hare Krishna Chanters, as they were then called, four times on the country's most popular television program, Top of the Pops.

At about the same time, five thousand miles away, several shaven-headed, saffron-robed men and sari-clad women sang along with John Lennon and Yoko Ono as they recorded the hit song "Give Peace a Chance" in their room at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel:

"John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna. All we are saying is give peace a chance."

The Hare Krishna devotees had been visiting with the Lennons for several days, discussing world peace and self-realization. Because of this and other widespread exposure, people all over the world soon began to identify the chanting Hare Krishna devotees as harbingers of a more simple, joyful, peaceful way of life.

George Harrison was the impetus for the Beatles'spiritual quest of the sixties, and today, nearly fifteen years later, the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra--Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna. Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare--still plays a key role in the former Beatle's life.

In this conversation, taped at George's home in England on September 4, 1982, George reveals some memorable experiences he has had chanting Hare Krishna and describes in detail his deep personal realizations about the chanting. He reveals what factors led him to produce "The Hare Krishna Mantra" record, "My Sweet Lord," and the LPs All Things Must Pass and Living in the Material World, which were all influenced to a great extent by the Hare Krishna chanting and philosophy. He speaks lovingly and openly about his association with His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya (spiritual master) of the Hare Krishna movement. In the following interview George speaks frankly about his personal philosophy regarding the Hare Krishna movement, music, yoga, reincarnation, karma, the soul, God, and Christianity. The conversation concludes with his fond remembrances of a visit to the birthplace of Lord Krishna in Vrndavana, India, home of the Hare Krishna mantra, and with George discussing some of his celebrity friends' involvement with the mantra now heard and chanted around the world.

Click here for the full interview with George Harrison