Album release: Early Takes Volume 1 by George Harrison

Early Takes: Volume 1, the second posthumous George Harrison album, was released on 1 May 2012.

The 10 outtakes and demos originally appeared in the Martin Scorsese documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, and were included on a bonus CD with the UK edition of the documentary, released in October 2011.

Early Takes Volume One album artwork - George Harrison

Early Takes Volume One was given a standalone release on CD and vinyl the following year.

The songs include demos and alternative takes of several well known songs, including a number from Harrison’s 1970 album All Things Must Pass. There is also a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mama You’ve Been On My Mind’, and an early performance of ‘Woman, Don’t You Cry For Me’ from Thirty Three & ⅓.

The album charted at number 66 on the UK albums chart, and 20 on the US Billboard 200. In Canada it reached number 51 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

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