The Apple Years 1968-75 George Harrison

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Album-Release:
2014

HRA-Release:
19.11.2014

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Wonderwall Music - 1968
  • 1Microbes03:44
  • 2Red Lady Too01:56
  • 3Tabla And Pakavaj01:05
  • 4In The Park04:10
  • 5Drilling A Home03:08
  • 6Guru Vandana01:08
  • 7Greasy Legs01:28
  • 8Ski-ing01:50
  • 9Gat Kirwani01:15
  • 10Dream Scene05:27
  • 11Party Seacombe04:34
  • 12Love Scene04:16
  • 13Crying01:17
  • 14Cowboy Music01:30
  • 15Fantasy Sequins01:50
  • 16On The Bed02:22
  • 17Glass Box01:07
  • 18Wonderwall To Be Here01:27
  • 19Singing Om01:57
  • 20In The First Place03:17
  • 21Almost Shankara05:00
  • 22The Inner Light03:43
  • Electronic Sound - 1969
  • 23Under The Mersey Wall18:44
  • 24No Time Or Space25:08
  • Dark Horse - 1974
  • 25Hari's On Tour (Express)04:43
  • 26Simply Shady04:38
  • 27So Sad05:00
  • 28Bye Bye Love04:07
  • 29Maya Love04:23
  • 30Ding Dong, Ding Dong03:41
  • 31Dark Horse03:54
  • 32Far East Man05:52
  • 33It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna)04:52
  • 34I Don't Care Anymore02:44
  • 35Dark Horse04:25
  • Extra Texture (Read All About It) - 1975
  • 36You03:44
  • 37The Answer's At The End05:33
  • 38This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)04:13
  • 39Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You)04:00
  • 40World Of Stone04:44
  • 41A Bit More Of You00:45
  • 42Can't Stop Thinking About You04:33
  • 43Tired Of Midnight Blue04:53
  • 44Grey Cloudy Lies03:43
  • 45His Name Is Legs (Ladies And Gentleman)05:51
  • 46This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)03:55
  • All Thing Must Pass - 1970
  • 47I'd Have You Anytime02:57
  • 48My Sweet Lord04:41
  • 49Wah-Wah05:38
  • 50Isn't It A Pity07:11
  • 51What Is Life04:24
  • 52If Not For You03:31
  • 53Behind That Locked Door03:07
  • 54Let It Down04:58
  • 55Run Of The Mill02:52
  • 56I Live For You03:38
  • 57Beware Of Darkness03:22
  • 58Let It Down03:56
  • 59What Is Life04:28
  • 60My Sweet Lord (2000)04:55
  • 61Beware Of Darkness03:51
  • 62Apple Scruffs03:07
  • 63Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)03:48
  • 64Awaiting On You All02:48
  • 65All Things Must Pass03:47
  • 66I Dig Love04:57
  • 67Art Of Dying03:39
  • 68Isn't It A Pity04:48
  • 69Hear Me Lord05:50
  • 70It's Johnny's Birthday00:49
  • 71Plug Me In03:20
  • 72I Remember Jeep08:08
  • 73Thanks For The Pepperoni05:32
  • 74Out Of The Blue11:14
  • Living In The Material World - 1973
  • 75Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)03:36
  • 76Sue Me, Sue You Blues04:46
  • 77The Light That Has Lighted The World03:31
  • 78Don't Let Me Wait Too Long02:57
  • 79Who Can See It03:51
  • 80Living In The Material World05:30
  • 81The Lord Loves The One (That Loves The Lord)04:34
  • 82Be Here Now04:10
  • 83Try Some Buy Some04:08
  • 84The Day The World Gets 'Round02:53
  • 85That Is All03:44
  • 86Deep Blue03:45
  • 87Miss O'Dell02:32
  • 88Bangla Desh03:57
  • Total Runtime06:14:46

Info for The Apple Years 1968-75

Universal Music Group and the Harrison family are proud to announce that George Harrison’s first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, have been digitally remastered from the original analogue masters in pristine HighResAudio quality. Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It).

This 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. 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.”

The six albums have been digitally restored and remastered at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles by a GRAMMY® Award-winning team of engineers including Paul Hicks, Gavin Lurssen, and Reuben Cohen. Wonderwall Music, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are all newly expanded with previously unreleased or rare additional tracks. All Things Must Pass includes the five extra tracks first released in 2001.

Wonderwall Music
“The album was a film soundtrack but as a standalone vision it embraces a glorious multiverse of sonorous vignettes like nothing I’ve ever heard. It speaks of a fearless heart.” (Nitin Sawney)

Released in November 1968, George Harrison’s Wonderwall Music was the first solo album released by a member of The Beatles and the first LP to be released by Apple Records. The soundtrack music for director Joe Massot’s debut feature-length film, Wonderwall, the predominantly instrumental album is an intricate, vibrant tapestry of Western rock music and compositions in an Indian classical style. In 1992, George recalled, “I decided to do it as a mini-anthology of Indian music, because I wanted to help turn the public on to Indian music.” Three bonus tracks have been added to the remastered album: “In The First Place” by Liverpool group The Remo Four, who played the rock elements of the recording sessions, a previously unreleased alternate take of “The Inner Light,” and the previously unreleased “Almost Shankara,” a raga that was not used in the film or for the soundtrack LP. The booklet also includes a new essay of appreciation by the acclaimed musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawney and newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.

Electronic Sound
“Squalls of cavernous sound, white noise explosions, beautiful delicate patterns, the sound was wild and fluid and bore no relation to George’s other work.” - Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers)

As a direct result of The Beatles’ keen curiosity about experimental music and other avant-garde artistic expression, Apple Records launched its short-lived Zapple subsidiary in February 1969 as a forum for unfettered sonic exploration, or, as announced at the time, “more freaky sounds.” George’s Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions, both released in May 1969, were Zapple’s only releases before it was closed down. Electronic Sound’s cover art, painted by George, depicts his Moog IIIP (which was later used on four tracks by The Beatles on their album Abbey Road) with the four modules from which the sound was synthesized. Each side of the Electronic Sound LP featured one exploratory long-form work. However, the American version of the album placed the pieces on opposite sides to the UK record, but with the same titles retained on the labels. Consequently, there has been confusion about which track is which. Research for the out-of-print album’s new release revealed that the UK LP was correct with “Under The Mersey Wall” on Side 1 and “No Time Or Space” on Side 2. The CD booklet includes new essays by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands and Dhani Harrison, as well as newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.

All Things Must Pass
“It is both an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, a triumph over artistic modesty, even frustration. In this extravaganza of piety and sacrifice and joy the music itself is no longer the only message.” (Ben Gerson - excerpt, 1971 Rolling Stone review)

All Things Must Pass was released by Apple Records in November 1970. Co-produced by Harrison and Phil Spector, many musicians contributed to the album, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Pete Drake, Gary Wright, Klaus Voormann, members of Badfinger, players from Delaney and Bonnie band, and John Barham. The triple-LP topped charts around the world and earned universal acclaim as a rock masterpiece. George became the first Beatle to have a solo number one single in both the UK and America with the album’s lead single, “My Sweet Lord,” which introduced his signature slide guitar playing. George co-wrote the album’s opening track, “I’d Have You Anytime” with his friend Bob Dylan, who also wrote another song on the landmark album, “If Not For You.” The new package includes the five additional tracks added to the album’s 2001 reissue: “I Live For You” (outtake), “Beware Of Darkness” (demo), “Let It Down” (alternative version), “What Is Life” (backing track), and “My Sweet Lord (2000).”

Living In The Material World
“What we need isn’t material, it’s spiritual. We need some other form of peace and happiness.” (George Harrison (1967)

In May 1973 came the release of George’s second studio album of new songs, Living In The Material World. He was joined in the studio by several musician friends who had also played on All Things Must Pass and others like Jim Keltner, with whom he had worked during The Concert for Bangladesh concerts in 1971. The album and its lead single, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” both reached number one in America and on charts around the world. The spiritual nature of Living In The Material World, described by Rolling Stone as “miraculous in its radiance,” is also reflected in the inclusion of an illustration from the Bhagavad-Gita in the artwork. The new release adds a remastered of the single version of “Bangla Desh,” which has previously been available only on The Best Of George Harrison (1976), as well as two B-sides included on the album’s 2006 reissue, “Deep Blue” and “Miss O’Dell.”

Dark Horse
“To write a song is, to me, more a case of being the vehicle to get over that feeling of that moment, of that time.” (George Harrison)

Released in December 1974, Dark Horse capped a prolific year for George, during which he had established his own Dark Horse record label, built a recording studio in his Friar Park home in England, and completed an ambitious tour of North America. Throughout the year, Harrison produced albums for several artists while also recording his own. The songs on the LP document both George’s fallibility, in “Simply Shady,” and his spirituality, in “It Is ‘He’ (Jai Sri Krishna).” Dark Horse reached the top five in America, sounding a high note at the end of Harrison’s rather frenetic year. The new release adds “I Don’t Care Anymore,” a sought after B-side making its CD debut, and a previously unreleased early, acoustic take of “Dark Horse.” The download booklet includes newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.

Extra Texture (Read All About It)
“The songs on Extra Texture are as introspective as any of George’s albums. The first track is what he would call a pop song and the last song is an eccentric homage to Bonzo Dog “Legs” Larry Smith. But in between are tracks with strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. They are moody and personal and some of my favourites.” (Olivia Harrison)

In late 1974, George returned to California to record his next album, the soul-tinged Extra Texture (Read All About It), his final album to be released through Apple Records. Leon Russell played piano on “Tired Of Midnight Blue,” and for some of the sessions, Harrison was joined by guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, plus Jim Keltner, Paul Stallworth, and David Foster from new band Attitudes, who were later signed by George’s newly formed Dark Horse label. Two of the LP’s songs date from 1974 sessions for Dark Horse at George’s home studio: the soulful love song “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” and the backing track of “His Name Is ‘Legs’ (Ladies & Gentlemen).” The new release adds “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying),” a song Harrison rerecorded in 1992 as a demo for Dave Stewart, who plays electric guitar on it. More than ten years later, the track received overdubs by Ringo Starr on drums, Dhani Harrison on guitar, and vocalist Kara DioGuardi. The download booklet includes newly written historical notes by Kevin Howlett.


George Harrison
MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an influential English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. Following the band's demise, Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys super group where he was known as both Nelson Wilbury and Spike Wilbury. He was also a film producer, with his production company Handmade Films, involving people as diverse as Madonna and the members of Monty Python. From an initial exposure whilst a member of the Beatles, he maintained a high public profile regarding his religious and spiritual life.

Booklet for The Apple Years 1968-75

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