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E A R L Y TA K E S Volume 1

will likely be remembered as one of the great archaeological digs in rock and rolls material history. Sifting through layers of rare media clips, private home videos, letters from a young Harrison to his parents, and much more, the filmmaking team dug deep over a period of years. The result was a complex picture of a remarkable artist and man. But amidst the archival treasure, nothing captured George Harrisons human warmth, poetic grace and humor, and individual style as did the music unearthed. Some of the best of it is gathered here. It could be described in many waysraw, unadorned, intimate. Regardless of what word one chooses to convey its magic, theres a profound sense that a voice we know and love is coming to us from across time... and is suddenly closer than ever before. There is a true presence to these recordings. Lovingly selected, mixed and mastered, these tracks put us in the room. Several were included in the film, some not. But through them all we get a better sense for Harrisons true folk sensibility, for the unique vocal phrasing that marked his Beatle-era output and blossomed fully in the solo years, for the melodic guitar work that affected generations of players, for the lyrical sophistication that always managed to balance pathos and humor. Through them we get closer to Harrisons songwriting process, to his gifts as a musician and arranger, to his spiritual path as it reveals itself in the music, and, finally, to the heart of the man. DR. WARREN ZANES

In 2009 I was privileged to be invited by Olivia to listen to tapes that George had stored in his library at Friar Park. In the beautiful setting of Georges studio, overlooking the meticulous gardens that he had created, engineer Paul Hicks and I unboxed forgotten reels to hear the music George had left behind. This first collection provides a glimpse of what we found. From early multi-tracks of live takes of My Sweet Lord and All Things Must Pass to more recent tracks like Mama Youve Been On My Mind, we hear an intimacy to Georges voice and guitar that can only be achieved with live performance devoid of production. Id like to thank Olivia and Dhani for the honour of being invited into their home to share the work that George gave us all. GILES MARTIN

Album Artwork: F. Ron Miller and David Costa. Album cover photo: Robert Freeman Apple Corps Ltd. Liner Notes: Dr. Warren Zanes ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ALL TRACKS WRITTEN BY GEORGE HARRISON / PUBLISHED BY HARRISONGS LIMITED EXCEPT TRACK 3: Written by George Harrison/Bob Dylan. Published by Harrisongs Limited/Big Sky Music. TRACK 4: Written by Bob Dylan. Published by Special Rider Music. TRACK 5: Written by Gilbert Bcaud, Pierre Leroyer and Manny Kurtz. Published by France Music Corp. administered by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)/(SACEM). TRACK 6: Written by George Harrison. Published by Umlaut Corporation. TRACK 10: Written by George Harrison. Published by Material World Charitable Foundation, administered by Harrisongs Limited.

1. My Sweet Lord (demo) (3.33) 2. Run Of The Mill (demo) (1.56) 3. Id Have You Any Time (early take) (3.06) 4. Mama Youve Been On My Mind (demo) (3.04) 5. Let It Be Me (demo) (2.56) 6. Woman Dont You Cry For Me (early take) (2.44) 7. Awaiting On You All (early take) (2.40) 8. Behind That Locked Door (demo) (3.29) 9. All Things Must Pass (demo) (4.38) 10. The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo) (2.23)

Produced by George Harrison Compilation produced by Giles Martin Engineered by Paul Hicks Mastered by Steve Rooke at Abbey Road Studios Executive Producer: Olivia Harrison


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P2011 C2012 G.H. Estate Limited, under exclusive license in the United States to Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Manufactured in the USA by Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404USA. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All rights reserved. B0016734-02