George Harrison CD


Initial UK Release Date 1 March 2004
Initial UK Catalogue Number Parlophone 5940 872
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 5
Peak UK Chart Position 39


Originally released on 23 February 1979 in the UK and 20 February 1979 in the US, George’s first album of new material for over two years spent five weeks in the UK charts peaking at number 39 whilst in the US it managed to climb to number 14.

Recording took place between March and October 1978 during a happy time in George’s life – his son, Dhani, was born in August 1978 and he married Olivia in September 1978. The majority of the recording was done at George’s home studios at Friar Park, with strings being over dubbed at AIR studios in London, and amongst the contributing musicians are Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Gary Wright.

It received it’s initial official release on CD in the UK when a newly remastered version was released on 1 March 2004 on Parlophone under UK catalogue number 5940 872 with international catalogue number 7243 5 94234-2-5 . This release contained a demo of Here Comes The Moon as a bonus track. It could either be bought seperately or as part of the Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 box set.

The initial US CD release was on 11 June 1991, on Warner Bros under catalogue number 9 26613-2 and contained the same tracks as the original vinyl release. This was followed by the 2004 remastered version around the same time as the UK release on Dark Horse/Capitol/EMI under catalogue number CDP 7243 5 94087 2 9.

I have one copy on CD which can be found in my Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 box set here.

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