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 - Live In Japan - Genesis Publications - UK - book - £1,495.00, $2,063.10, €1,749.15 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 17:30)on July 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm
GEORGE HARRISON with ERIC CLAPTON AND BAND Live In Japan (Legendary 1993 Genesis Publications limited numbered edition large format 274-page hardback book printed in full colour and bound in black leather with gold and red tooling and gilt edged pages featuring almost 500 previously unpublished photographs. Limited to 3500 numbered copies worldwide [this copy is #2716] and AUTOGRAPHED by George Harrison on one of the opening inside pages. Also included in a separate book like folder is a 19-track live 2-CD album set [full tracklisting below] uniquely printed to match this superb collectors set, an 'Access All Areas' laminated lanyard, George & Eric guitar picks & 'After Show' sticker. Presented in a fantastic textured box with 'Access All Areas' tour pass style title sticker on the front - measures approximately 14" x 10" x 2½")
- George Harrison - Living In The Material World - US - vinyl LP - £50.00, $69.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2021 17:10)on July 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm
GEORGE HARRISON Living In The Material World (US Apple label issue 11-track vinyl LP with picture labels, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out picture/lyric insert and original brown die-cut inner. The sleeve has only minor storage wear with a split to the inner and the vinyl appears barely played SMAS-3410)
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $41.40, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2021 11:03)on July 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm
GEORGE HARRISON All Those Years Ago (1981 Japanese wide-centred 7" single, also including Writing's On The Wall, unique picture insert with biography and lyrics printed on the reverse P-1539D)
- George Harrison - The Concert For Bangladesh - EX - UK - vinyl box set - £65.00, $89.70, €76.05 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jun-2021 11:38)on July 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm
GEORGE HARRISON The Concert For Bangladesh (1971 UK 18-track triple LP box set, complete with a superb 64-page full colour photo booklet of the event & die-cut brown card inners. The set features contributions from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Badfinger, Ravi Shankar, Leon Russell & Billy Preston, amongst others. The packaging shows light paper wear & split to the inners & is otherwise in Excellent shape. The vinyl discs are Excellent & reveal few signs of play STCX3385)
- George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - 4pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jun-2021 12:22)on July 24, 2021 at 10:35 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)