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George Harrison - Early Takes Volume 1 - Music Week

27 April 2012
Music Week

A belated companion,piece to Living In The Material World - Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed, study of the late Beatle - Early Takes Volume 1 anthologises the previously, unreleased music heard in the movie. Its length and scope thus defined, it is a little succinct for modern standards with the 10 early takes and demos included taking up a little less than 30 minutes playing time but offering a fascinating insight into Harrison's creative process. By their nature, the tracks are more basic than the previously released versions, with My Sweet Lord , for example, shorn of its luxuriant Spector production to become a more intimate but still compelling listen. The majority of the tracks are taken from Harrison's sprawling triple album debut solo release All Things Must Pass.

It is to be hoped that Scorsese's film has increased Harrison's fanbase and as the title suggests - this is the first of many volumes of Early Takes.

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