George Harrison would have been 74 on February 25th, and to commemorate the late Beatles’ birthday, all of Harrison’s solo studio albums are being released in one collection for the very first time. George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection spans the entirety of the musician’s career, and includes 1968’s Wonderwall Music, 1969’s Electronic Sound, 1970’s All Things Must Pass, 1973’s Living In The Material World, 1974’s Dark Horse, 1975’s Extra Texture, 1976’s Thirty Three & 1/3, 1979’s self-titled, 1981’s Somewhere In England, 1982’s Gone Troppo, 1987’s Cloud Nine, 1992’s Live In Japan, and 2002’s Brainwashed. The box set also included 12″ picture disc singles of “When We Was Fab” and “Got My Mind Set On You.”
Harrison’s 1980 memoir I Me Mine is also getting a new extended edition that brings the book up to date with the rest of his career, all told through Harrison’s own words. The book features 141 songs with handwritten lyric sheets, including 50 songs not included in previous editions.
The box set and book normally retail for $505 altogether, but we’re giving one lucky reader the set and the memoir for free.
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