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George Harrison: Early Takes Vol 1 (Universal)

George Harrison: Behind That Locked Door
George Harrison: Early Takes Vol 1 (Universal)

George Harrison was perfectionist in the studio – 99 takes of Not Guilty and it still didn't make the Beatles' “White Album” – so there's something endearing, sincere and un-sculpted about these 10 demos, mostly of some of his early solo material (which was a disc included in the expanded Living in the Material World DVD/CD box set of last year).

Folky, thoughtful, intimate and a revelation on songs like Dylan's Mama You've Been on My Mind and especially his own Light That Has Lighted the World.

Lifted from that expensive collection and available as a stand-alone collection, this set stands as perhaps the best and most consistent Harrison solo album in 40 years.

Lovely.

There is much more about George Harrison's career starting here.

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