UK album release: Thirty Three & 1/3 by George Harrison

Thirty Three & ⅓, George Harrison’s seventh solo album, was released in the United Kingdom on 19 November 1976.

It was Harrison’s first release on his Dark Horse record label.

Thirty-Three & A Third album artwork - George Harrison

The first single from Thirty Three & ⅓ was ‘This Song’, released on 15 November 1976. It reached number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100, yet failed to chart in the UK. The single was an edited version with 20 seconds missing.

Thirty Three & ⅓ was released in the UK on 19 November 1976, and five days later in the US.

Its highest international chart placing was number 10 on the Canadian RPM Top Albums chart. In America it peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200, while in the UK it went no higher than number 35. It was Harrison’s first album since All Things Must Pass not to reach the US Top Ten.

Despite its lowly chart placings, Thirty Three & ⅓ outsold Dark Horse and Extra Texture (Read All About It) in the US.

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