Originally issued with the Deluxe Edition of Martin Scorsese’s documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, Early Takes Volume One was a 10-song collection of outtakes and demos released in 2012.
The recordings were contained on a bonus CD with the UK edition of the documentary, released in October 2011. The collection had its North American release in May the following year, and Early Takes Volume One was also issued by UMe/Hip-o Records as a standalone CD and vinyl release.
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.
When oh when will they release Early Takes Volume 2?????
I’m certainly happy to have this record, so don’t get me wrong…
But the liner notes repeatedly reference all the home recordings George left behind. Reels and reels of it. Hundreds of hours.
So why does this record barely run 30 minutes? Would it kill them to toss a few more songs on there?