George Harrison: Beatle, guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
February 24th marks what would have been his 74th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, his estate is set to release a number of iconic limited-edition Pro-Ject turntables, LPs, and an extended-edition version of his 1980 autobiography. All of Harrison’s solo albums will be showcased in a 13 LP box-set which spans from 1968 to 2002, and include two picture discs as accompaniments.
Wonderwall Music (1968) | 1 LP
Electronic Sound (1969) | 1 LP
All Things Must Pass (1970) | 3 LP *Limited Edition
Living In The Material World (1973) | 1 LP
Dark Horse (1974) | 1 LP
Extra Texture (1975) | 1 LP
Thirty Three & 1/3 (1976) | 1LP
George Harrison (1979) | 1 LP
Somewhere in England (1981) | 1 LP
Gone Troppo (1982) | 1 LP
Cloud Nine (1987) | 1 LP
Live In Japan (1992) | 2 LP
Brainwashed (2002) | 1 LP
12” Picture Disc Singles of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set On You (only available as part of the box set).
Harrison’s extended autobiography will include 59 additional handwritten lyrics, photographs and memories, and the turntable designed by Pro-Ject to mark the milestone will be limited to 2,500 Essential III decks featuring a custom art-print lithograph designed by renowned graphic-artist Shepard Fairey.
I grew up listening to The Beatles, and Harrison’s solo LPs as a child, with the All Things Must Past triple-album standing out as a personal touchstone of musical history for me. According to the official George Harrison website:
“The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout. The individual albums from the collection will also be available separately, with All Things Must Pass as a limited edition title.”