Tuesday, January 17, 2017

George Harrison vinyl box set announced

George Harrison’s complete catalog of solo albums will be released in a new box set, “The Vinyl Collection”, on February 24.

In sync with the late Beatle guitarist’s 74th birthday the following day, the package includes all twelve of Harrison’s studio albums – from 1968’s “Wonderwall Music” to 2002’s “Brainwashed” – complete with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork.

The project also delivers the 2LP “Live In Japan”, as well as two 12” single picture discs from 1987’s “Cloud Nine”“When We Was Fab” and “Got My Mind Set On You.”

Material for the catalog reissue has been newly-remastered from the original master tapes and pressed onto 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

The individual albums from the collection will also be available separately, with “All Things Must Pass” as a limited-edition title.

Also announced alongside “The Vinyl Collection” is the George Harrison Essential III turntable, designed by Pro-Ject Audio Systems; it is limited to 2500 worldwide.

And, a new "Extended Edition" of Harrison’s 1980 autobiographic work, “I Me Mine”, will be published on February 21. The updated edition includes more than 50 additional handwritten lyrics and unpublished photographs not found in the original printing.

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

A full album listing for "The Vinyl Collection" can be found below the video.

George Harrison
“The Vinyl Collection”

Release date: February 24

(1968) Wonderwall Music
(1969) Electronic Sound
(1970) All Things Must Pass
(1973) Living In The Material World
(1974) Dark Horse
(1975) Extra Texture
(1976) Thirty Three & 1/3
(1979) George Harrison
(1981) Somewhere in England
(1982) Gone Troppo
(1987) Cloud Nine
(1992) Live In Japan
(2002) Brainwashed

Bonus 12” Picture Disc Singles

(1987) Got My Mind Set On You
(1988) When We Was Fab

See also:

The Beatles to release expanded Live At The Hollywood Bowl package
Beatles producer George Martin dead at 90
VIDEO: Pianist performs John Lennon’s Imagine outside Paris club
The Beatles issue restored video for A Day In The Life
Search The Beatles at hennemusic