- Audio CD (September 23, 2014)
- Number of Discs: 7
- Format: Box set
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- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B00MG4CUH4
- Average Customer Review: 88 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,594 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
The Apple Years
7 CD, Box Set
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In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. This box brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. All albums have been remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks and all will be packaged in high-quality card packs and all albums, apart from 'All Things Must Pass' and 'Living In The Material World' contain newly written notes by Kevin Howlett. The DVD contains a brand new, never before seen video which has been painstakingly overseen by Olivia Harrison and all packages contain new photos many never seen before.
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Some people have complained that this set should have been released before the Dark Horse box but apparently it's taken this long to sort out the legal issues with the other owners of Apple Records...
The discs are made as mini albums similar to the Beatles In Mono Box with George's quirky artwork and the Extra Texture cover does indeed have extra texture like the original vinyl.
The booklet is hardcover and has a lot of new photos, handwritten notes, tape boxes etc. and is written by Kevin Howlett.
The only slight negatives I could think of are that the pages of the booklet, being printed on glossy, photo-type paper, were slightly stuck together at first although no damage done - and I feel that the bonus tracks on "All Things Should Pass" should be at the end of the second disc - as with the 2000 reissue they appear in the middle of the triple album and - in my opinion - throw off the continuity of the album - they're great tracks and worth having, I just wish they were AFTER the original album tracks...but those are two very small gripes on one of the best box sets I've bought.
A lot of George's music was very unfairly treated by critics at the time ("Transcendental Mediocrity" etc.) so it's great to have it re-released with the care and respect it deserves.
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