George Harrison Vinyl Box Set Coming in February


George Harrison Vinyl Box Set Coming in February

–Joe Lund

A vinyl box set that collects George Harrison’s solo catalog is set for release on Feb. 24. In addition, prestigious publishing house Genesis Publications will issue an expanded version of Harrison’s 1980 book, I Me Mine, on the same day. Both items will hit stores one day prior to what would have been Harrison’s 74th birthday.

George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection gathers all 12 of the late Beatles’ solo studio albums into a single package. Each album has been faithfully reproduced with artwork, track listings and cover sleeves that adhere to their original design. All the LPs have been remastered from the original tapes and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl.

Included with the set is the 1992 double-album concert release Live In Japan, as well as two 12” picture disc singles. Both singles – “When We Was Fab,” and “Got My Mind Set on You” – were culled from Harrison’s 1987 comeback album, Cloud Nine. Each of the Vinyl Collection titles will also be available as individual LPs, although Harrison’s 1970 triple-album opus, All Things Must Pass, will have only a limited run.

Meanwhile, Harrisons’ autobiography, I Me Mine, is being updated from its original 1980 publication. As reported on the late Beatle’s website, I Me Mine – The Extended Edition “now spans the complete length of Harrison’s career in music, told in his words and through 141 songs with handwritten lyric sheets faithfully reproduced in full color. Now stretching to 632 pages, it features lyrics to more than 50 songs not previously included, as well as new photographs, many unpublished until now.”

Finally, vinyl fans and Harrison devotees will want to check out a new, commemorative George Harrison turntable. Designed and manufactured by Pro-Ject Audio Systems, in a limited run of 2500 units, the “George Harrison Essential III” turntable features stunning artwork based on an exclusive 2014 art-print lithography designed for the Harrison family by contemporary artist Shepard Fairey. More information regarding the box set, the expanded autobiography, and the commemorative turntable is available here