Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George Harrison Apple Years box set announced

Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s solo work is getting the box set treatment with a newly-announced 8-disc package, “The Apple Years 1968-1975”, due September 22 (Sep 23 in North America).

The set will feature six albums released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, all digitally remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release.

The package includes “Wonderwall Music” (1968), “Electronic Sound” (1969), “All Things Must Pass” (1970), “Living In The Material World”(1973), “Dark Horse” (1974) and “Extra Texture (Read All About It)”(1975).

Designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, “The Dark Horse Years 1976-92”, the new box features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.

The project has been overseen by George’s son, Dhani Harrison.

“I am so happy that what we started a decade ago by releasing The Dark Horse Years is now complete with the release of his first six albums as The Apple Years,” says Dhani. “Some of these records have long been out of print, and so I cannot wait for music lovers to get their hands on these newly remastered versions. It’s a very proud moment for us, and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us in any way to achieve this.”

All of the albums are all newly expanded with previously unreleased or rare additional tracks, while “All Things Must Pass” includes five extra tracks first released in 2001.

Harrison passed away from lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58.

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