George Harrison

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Probably demos recorded shortly prior to the sessions for All Things Must Pass, this is Harrison playing solo, unaccompanied by anything but his voices and guitar, sometimes electric, but usually acoustic. The fidelity is absolutely marvelous, at the point of the top of the pyramid for an unreleased recording. The performances are very interesting, if often tentative; the 15 songs are divided equally between versions of some of the better All Things Must Pass tracks ("Art Of Dying," "Run Of The Mill," "Let It Down," "Beware Of Darkness," "If Not For You"), and songs that didn't end up making the final cut. Some of these were obviously too weak for inclusion on the final album, but others are good, or would have been strong contenders for the LP with more polishing of the songwriting and production ("Nowhere To Go," "Beautiful Girl," and "Tell Me What Has Happened To You" are standouts). One regrets that Harrison didn't take the time to work these into shape for the third disc of All Things Must Pass, instead of filling out the triple album with half-baked jams.

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