George Harrison The Apple Years (6 CDs, 1 DVD) Box Set
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George Harrison The Apple Years (6 CDs, 1 DVD) Box Set

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In November 1968, George Harrison released “Wonderwall Music”. A soundtrack to an art film called “Wonderwall” this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975’s soul-influenced “Extra Texture (Read All About It)” touching on experimentalism with “Electronic Sound”, the magnificent triple album “All Things Must Pass”, the chart-topping “Living In The Material World” and the, perhaps, less well-known “Dark Horse”. This box brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004’s “Dark Horse Years” box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. All albums have been remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks and all will be packaged in high-quality card packs and all albums, apart from “All Things Must Pass” and “Living In The Material World” contain newly written notes by Kevin Howlett. The DVD contains a brand new, never before seen video which has been painstakingly overseen by Olivia Harrison and all packages contain new photos – many never seen before. Item #: BGCDH219
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 for CD and digital release on September 23 by Capitol/UMe. Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are available now for preorder, both individually in digipaks and together within the deluxe, eight-disc boxed edition, The Apple Years 1968-75. Designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92, the new box features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.

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.

Max Hole, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group International, said: "George Harrison is a musical icon and one of the most imaginative and influential artists of all time. It's been great for us to work with Dhani and Olivia Harrison and all of the team behind The Apple Years project, a vital part of his legacy."
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Derek R. (10/29/2015)
This is a wonderful set of George's music. The box packaging is very cool & classy. Sound quality is fantastic.
Jarod (8/26/2015)
The Apple Years box is a totally worthy purchase for any George Harrison fan. Some have complained about the recent remastering of some of the albums included in the set, and although I have never owned or listened to the original releases, they sound fine to me. I like that the packaging is in line with the Dark Horse box released years ago, and they look great sitting on the shelf together. The inclusion of the Wonderwall soundtrack and Electronic Sound (on Zapple!) make this set a must-own. It makes me happy to see that George's music is still of interest and a lot of time and care has gone into preserving his artistic legacy. A big thanks to Dhani, Apple, and all involved! Cheers!