From Cosmic Magazine.
Talking with Rolling Stone, George Harrison‘s wife Olivia and son, Dhani have revealed they are working on a 50th anniversary edition of All Things Must Pass.
Both provide several interesting insights about he labels past and Harrison’s solo career in the 1970s.
But perhaps most exciting of all is the revelation of the wealth of material they have uncovered sifting through the record label’s archives.
“We have people digging through mountains of tapes, and they keep coming,” Dhani enthuses. “Boxes and boxes of them.”
With George Harrison‘s solo debut All Things Must Pass turning 50 this November, Olivia has also confirmed that the Harrison family is working on something special for the release.
“A lot of it has been bootlegged,” Olivia says referring specifically to material from All Things Must Pass era, “but we have better versions. We have all the 24-tracks of All Things Must Pass, and we found lots of different takes and talking in the studio.”
A number of Bob Dylan covers as well as ‘Window, Window’, a song written by Harrison and Dylan, were also recorded around this time but never formally released.
Rolling Stone also reported that expanded versions of George Harrison‘s Concert for Bangladesh, 1973 album Living in the Material World and the former Beatle’s controversial 1974 US tour were also being considered.
“His voice is pretty tired, but in my opinion, it sounds great,” Dhani shares of the 1974 tour.
“It’s raspy, and it has grit to it,” Olivia concurs. “You can hear the fragility in all the songs. It’s a different take on a lot of his music.”
Harrison’s wife then suggests that the amount of video footage capture backstage during the tour “could make a great tour movie.”
“The backstage footage is amazing and hysterical,” she states. “Things went on backstage that don’t happen now. Now everything is so cut and dried, the opposite of spontaneous.”
The full feature here.
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- George Harrison - Teardrops - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £45.00, $49.95, €51.30 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 11:00)on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Teardrops (Rare 1981 Japanese wide centre 7" single on the Dark Horse label manufactured by Warner-Pioneer, also including Save The World, complete with the unique silver & blue picture insert with Japanese bio and English lyrics printed on the reverse. The insert has only minimal wear whilst the vinyl shows very little signs of play P-1559D)
- George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace - Japanese - 7" vinyl - Promo - £55.00, $61.05, €62.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2022 10:16)on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Crackerbox Palace (Rare 1977 Japanese wide centre promo sample vinyl 7" for the single release, with custom black on white labels, also including Pure Smokey, complete with the unioque picture insert printed with lyrics on thereverse. The insert has minimal wear whilst the vinyl has a few light paper scuffs but looks barely played P-159D)
- George Harrison - George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $33.29, €34.19 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 09:53)on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
VARIOUS George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison (2016 UK 27-track 3-LP set featuring a concert to celebrate the music of George Harrison recorded on 28th September 2014 at the Fonda Theater, Los Angeles. Featuring performances from Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper, Norah Jones, Perry Ferrell, Ian Astbury, Ann Wilson, The Flaming Lips and more. Housed in a tri-fold picture sleeve with credits inners. Although not sealed, this copy remains in near as new condition)
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $11.10, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 15:01)on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (1973 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong push-out centre, also including Miss O'Dell, Apple company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with some light surface marks R5988)
- George Harrison - Thirty Three & 1/3 - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2022 12:41)on October 3, 2022 at 1:24 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976 UK 10-track LP, gatefold picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has a little edge scuffing and a few storage marks, with the inner showing a little foxing whilst the vinyl shows a few light surfacescuffs - an excellent copy K56319)