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The Dark Horse Years – Out Today!

George Harrison – The Dark Horse Years – Individual Albums Re-Issued

Deluxe Box Set With Exclusive DVD

Original Albums Digitally Remasterd, With Bonus Tracks And Expanded Booklets

Today (March 1st 2004), Parlophone released the newly acquired George Harrison “Dark Horse” catalogue, making available six albums which have been unavailable for years. A brand new deluxe box set, with an exclusive DVD, is also available.

Each of the original 6 albums, spanning the ’70′s, ’80′s and ’90′s, has been digitally re-mastered and now contain previously unavailable bonus tracks, with 12-page booklets, including lyrics and unseen photographs (bonus tracks were not available for the “Live In Japan” double album so this will be issued as a double SACD hybrid in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound).

The albums are:

Thirty Three and 1/3
George Harrison
Somewhere in England
Gone Troppo
Cloud Nine
Live in Japan

Each of the above albums is available individually and as part of the very special boxed set, “The Dark Horse Years, 1976 – 1992”.

THE DARK HORSE YEARS, 1976 – 1992

Comprising all the above 6 CDs plus a DVD, the box also includes a casebound,
36-page booklet with extensive liner notes by David Fricke, accompanied by unseen photographs, illustrations and press cuttings. Olivia Harrison has contributed a short history of Dark Horse records, and further notes about the Dark Horse logo.

The DVD runs in excess of 75 minutes, and is in four sections; highlights are archive footage of George talking about his solo career, seven promo videos with George discussing each track, four live songs from George’s 1991 Japanese tour with Eric Clapton (all footage previously unreleased), and excerpts from “Shanghai Surprise” featuring George in performance.

The sound throughout the DVD is stereo, except the concert pieces which are 5.1 surround sound.

DVD TRACKLISTING

DARK HORSE FEATURE
THIS SONG
CRACKERBOX PALACE
FASTER
GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU – VERSION 1
GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU – VERSION 2
WHEN WE WAS FAB
THIS IS LOVE
SELECTIONS FROM ‘LIVE IN JAPAN’: TAXMAN, CLOUD 9, DEVIL’S RADIO, CHEER DOWN
SELECTIONS FROM THE MOVIE ‘SHANGHAI SURPRISE’: SHANGHAI SURPRISE, SOMEPLACE ELSE, HOTTEST GONG IN TOWN

The individual albums are:

Thirty Three and 1/3
George’s first Dark Horse album was the self-produced ‘Thirty Three and 1/3′.

The album features contributions from Billy Preston, David Foster, Gary Wright, Richard Tee, Tom Scott and Willie Weeks, and now includes notes by George himself, taken from extracts of his own book ‘I Me Mine’.

Includes the singles ‘This Song’, ‘True Love’, ‘It’s What You Value’ and ‘Crackerbox Palace’.

Woman Don’t You Cry For Me
Dear One
Beautiful Girl
This Song
See Yourself
It’s What You Value
True Love
Pure Smokey
Crackerbox Palace
Learning How To Love You
Bonus track: Tears Of The World

George Harrison
This self-titled album was first released in 1979 and includes the singles ‘Blow Away’, ‘Love Comes To Everyone’ and Faster’ along with the track ‘Not Guilty’ which George had originally written in 1968 for The Beatles ‘White Album’.

George is joined on this album by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ray Cooper, Andy Newmark and Willie Weeks amongst others.

Now includes notes by George himself, taken from extracts of his own book ‘I Me Mine’.

Love Comes To Everyone
Not Guilty
Here Comes The Moon
Soft Hearted Hana
Blow Away
Faster
Dark Sweet Lady
Your Love Is Forever
Soft Touch
If You Believe
Bonus track: Here Comes The Moon (Demo Version)

Somewhere In England
With different cover artwork (originally intended by not used) this 1981 album includes the hit single ‘All Those Years Ago’ – a song written about and dedicated to John Lennon and performed with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. It also includes the single ‘Teardrops’.

Other musicians include Gary Brooker, Al Kooper, Herbie Flowers and Jim Keltner.

Blood From A Clone
Unconsciousness Rules
Life Itself
All Those Years Ago
Baltimore Oriole
Teardrops
That Which I Have Lost
Writing’s On The Wall
Hong Kong Blues
Save The World
Bonus track: Save The World (Demo Version)

Gone Troppo
First released in 1982 this album contains the singles ‘Wake Up My Love’ and ‘I Really Love You’. Also features the track ‘Dream Away’ from the movie ‘Time Bandits’.

George was joined on the sessions by Billy Preston, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Jon Lord and Jim Keltner among others

Wake Up My Love
That’s The Way It Goes
I Really Love You
Greece
Gone Troppo
Mystical One
Unknown Delight
Baby Don’t Run Away
Dream Away
Circles
Bonus track: Mystical One (Demo Version)

Cloud Nine
Released in 1987, this was George’s most successful solo album since ‘All Things Must Pass’.

It featured three singles: ‘Got My Mind Set On You’, ‘When We Was Fab’ and ‘This Is Love’.

The album includes performances by co-producer Jeff Lynne, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Gary Wright etc.

Now features notes by George himself, taken from extracts of his own book ‘I Me Mine’.

Cloud 9
That’s What It Takes
Fish On The Sand
Just For Today
This Is Love
When We Was Fab
Devil’s Radio
Someplace Else
Wreck Of The Hesperus
Breath Away From Heaven
Got My Mind Set On You
Bonus tracks: Shanghai Surprise, Zig Zag

Live In Japan
Recorded during George’s Japanese concerts in 1991, this double set features many classic songs from both his time with The Beatles and as a solo artist.

Supported by a great band including Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather Low and Chuck Leavell, this double album is presented in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound on SACD hybrid discs.

Now features notes by George himself, taken from extracts of his own book ‘I Me Mine’.

Disc One:
I Want To Tell You
Old Brown Shoe
Taxman
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
If I Needed Someone
Something
What Is Life
Dark Horse
Piggies
Got My Mind Set On You

Disc Two:
Cloud Nine
Here Comes The Sun
My Sweet Lord
All Those Years Ago
Cheer Down
Devil’s Radio
Isn’t It A Pity
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Roll Over Beethoven

*The Dark Horse Years was released on February 24, 2004 in the US

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