UMeGeorge Harrison‘s family is preparing some special releases to mark what would have been the late guitar legend’s 74th birthday next month: a vinyl box set featuring remastered versions of his 12 studio albums, an expanded edition of his 1980 memoir I Me Mine and a specially-themed turntable.
George Harrison — The Vinyl Collection features 180-gram versions of all of the ex-Beatle‘s solo efforts, from 1968’s Wonderwall to the posthumously-released 2002 album Brainwashed. The box set includes Harrison’s classic 1970 triple LP All Things Must Pass, as well as the double-disc 1992 concert album Live in Japan. The collection comes with two 12-inch vinyl picture-disc singles: George’s 1987 chart-topper “Got My Mind Set on You” and his 1988 hit tribute to The Beatles “When We Was Fab.”
All of Harrison’s full-length albums, which were remastered from the original analog tapes, also will be issued separately, with All Things Must Pass being made available as a limited-edition release.
I Me Mine — The Extended Edition is a lengthier version of a book published in 1980 that was based on conversations Harrison had with former Beatles press officer Derek Taylor. In the tome, which has been expanded to 632 pages, George shares recollections about his childhood in Liverpool, England, his years with Fab Four and beyond, as well as discussing his songs and his spiritual and philosophical beliefs. The book also includes reproductions of handwritten lyric sheets, plus many previously unpublished photos.
The George Harrison Essential III Turntable is a high-quality device featuring a lithograph of George designed by Shepard Fairey.
The vinyl box set, the memoir and the turntable will all be released on February 24, one day before Harrison’s birthday.
Here is the full list of discs featured in George Harrison — The Vinyl Collection:
Wonderwall Music (1968)
Electronic Sound (1969)
All Things Must Pass (1970) (three-LP)
Living in the Material World (1973)
Dark Horse (1974)
Extra Texture (1975)
Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976)
George Harrison (1979)
Somewhere in England (1981)
Gone Troppo (1982)
Cloud Nine (1987)
Live in Japan (1992) (two-LP)
12″ Picture Disc Singles of “Got My Mind Set on You” and “When We Was Fab” (only available as part of the box set)
Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.