Any Road

Any Road
"Any Road"
Single by George Harrison
from the album Brainwashed
B-side "Marwa Blues"
Released 12 May 2003
Format 7", CD
Genre Rock
Length 3:49
Label Parlophone, Dark Horse
Writer(s) George Harrison
Producer George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison
George Harrison singles chronology
"Stuck Inside a Cloud"
"Any Road"

"Any Road" is a song by George Harrison and is the opening track to his posthumous album, Brainwashed. It was written in 1988 during the making of a video for his 1987 album, Cloud Nine.

The earliest known public performance of "Any Road" was in 1997, by Harrison, during an interview with Ravi Shankar conducted by VH1 (it was the last known filmed performance by Harrison).

"Any Road" was the last Harrison song to be released as a single. The song was released on 12 May 2003 as a single in the United Kingdom and peaked at #37 in the UK Charts.

"Any Road" was nominated at the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and was also featured on the 2004 Grammy Nominees compilation album. Although the song lost the award to Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," Harrison's "Marwa Blues" (the instrumental B-side to "Any Road") won in its category for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

The refrain "If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there" was essentially a paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Chapter 6 of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland:

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

Both "Any Road" and "Marwa Blues" were included in Harrison's 2009 career-spanning compilation, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison.

Track listing

  • 7" R6601, CD CDRS6601
  1. "Any Road" - 3:49
  2. "Marwa Blues" - 3:40
  3. "Any Road" (video) - CD only

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