Monday, September 15, 2014

George Harrison What Is Life video contest announced

To mark the September 22 release (Sep 23 in North America) of “The Apple Years 1968-75” box set, Olivia and Dhani Harrison are giving filmmakers the opportunity to make a music video for one of George Harrison's most-loved songs, “What Is Life”.

Originally released in November 1970 on the multi-platinum “All Things Must Pass” triple album, and later in February 1971 as the second single from that album, “What Is Life” was to become a top ten hit in many countries. It was also the B-side to “My Sweet Lord” in the UK where it was the biggest selling single of 1971.

Written by George in 1969, he had originally intended it for Billy Preston, but the track was not actually to be recorded until the “All Things Must Pass” sessions in May 1970 when George was at Abbey Road studios with Phil Spector. Featuring musicians such as Eric Clapton, members of Badfinger, and the powerful brass section of Bobby Keys and Jim Price, “What Is Life” has become one of George’s most-acclaimed songs.

The Harrisons have teamed up with Genero TV to give fans the chance to create an official video for the song.

5 finalists will be chosen by Universal Music & and will win a copy of The Apple Years box set.

The ultimate winner will be selected by Dhani and Olivia Harrison from the final 5 and will win the $5k prize and be shared on the Official George Harrison website, Youtube channel & Facebook page.

Deadline for submissions is October 21, 2014, 23:59 GMT time.

“George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975” 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).

See also:

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