Dark Horse CD

 

Initial UK Release Date 27 January 1992
Initial UK Catalogue Number Parlophone/Apple CD PAS 10008
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position

 

Originally released on 20 December 1974 in the UK and 9 December 1974 in the US, Dark Horse failed to chart in the UK, quite amazing really since George’s previous three releases had reached 1,1 and 2. It faired better in the US where it  managed to reach number 4 during a seventeen week stay.

Recording of the album commenced in November 1973 at George’s Friar Park home studios then continued sporadically until they were finished at the A&M sudios, LA in October 1974. Amongst the musicians who appear on the album are Ringo, Ron Wood, Alvin Lee, Klaus Voormann, Billy Preston, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins and Mick Jones (of Foreigner)

It received it’s initial official release on CD in the UK on 27 January 1992 when it was released on Apple/Parlophone under UK catalogue number CD PAS 10008 with international catalogue number CDP 7980792. The initial US CD release was a little earlier, in 1991, on Capitol under catalogue number CDP 7 98079 2. There were no bonus tracks on these releases.

On 22 September 2014 in the UK and 23 September 2014 in the US a new remastered version of the album was released along with all of George’s other Apple albums. Both releases carry the catalogue number 0602537913985. This version contained two bonus tracks – I Don’t Care Anymore, which was previously only ever available as the B side to the single Ding Dong, and an early acoustic take of the track Dark Horse. It could either be bought seperately or as part of the Apple Years 1968-1975 box set.

I have 2 copies on CD, the one shown below and one in the Apple Years box set.

 

Original 1992 Release

The pictures below are of my original 1992 copy. The case (usual slight storage marks) and disc are in excellent condition as is the included 8 page insert.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

 

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