Universal Music Group and the Harrison family are reissuing George Harrison's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on the Beatles' Apple Records label. They have been digitally remastered from the original analog masters for CD and digital release on September 23.
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 pre-order, 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 set 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by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.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, who stated, "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.
Olivia and Dhani Harrison believe that with the release of The Apple Years 1968-1975, many songs that were undervalued when they first came out will now have new light shone upon them. There are many gems in the box awaiting fresh discovery or reevaluation.