LOS ANGELES (Hypebot) — George Harrison’s solo catalog is finally available digitally via EMI.
Nine albums have initially been made available and the remainder will follow online in 2008. The release of these albums makes all four Beatles’ solo catalogs digitally available. But still no digital downloads from The Beatles…
The following albums are now digitally available:
All Things Must Pass (2001 remaster)
Harrison's first release following the break-up of The Beatles in 1970, this multimillion selling set included the worldwide hits “My Sweet Lord,” “What Is Life” and Bob Dylan's "If Not For You." This album was remastered in 2001 and now includes five additional tracks not present on the original release.
Thirty Three & 1/3 (2004 remaster)
This was Harrison's first album for his own Dark Horse label and was released in 1976. Includes the hits "This Song" and "Crackerbox Palace." The 2004 remaster includes "Tears Of The World” as an extra track.
George Harrison (2004 remaster)
From 1979, this release contains the hits "Blow Away" and "Faster." It also contains "Not Guilty," a song that Harrison wrote during the 1968 Beatles "White Album" sessions. A demo version of "Here Comes The Moon" is also included in the 2004 remaster.
Somewhere In England (2004 remaster)
Harrison's third album for Dark Horse included the hit "All Those Years Ago," a tribute to John Lennon. The 2004 remaster includes a demo version of "Save The World" as an additional track.
Gone Troppo (2004 remaster)
Released in 1982, this album includes "That's The Way It Goes" and a remake of a song that Harrison first demoed in 1968, "Circles." The 2004 remaster includes, as an extra track, a demo version of "Mystical One."
Cloud Nine (2004 remaster)
Cloud Nine from 1987 saw Harrison team up with Jeff Lynne, and the resulting album put George back in the charts. "Got My Mind Set On You" became a smash and with two other successful singles, "When We Was Fab" and "This Is Love," the album became a best seller. The 2004 remaster also includes the additional tracks "Shanghai Surprise" and "Zig Zag."
Live In Japan (2004 remaster)
Recorded during dates in Tokyo and Osaka in 1991, this double set features Harrison playing some of his finest Beatles and solo works. With a band including Steve Ferrone, Ray Cooper and Eric Clapton, George rocks through "Taxman," "Something," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Here Comes The Sun," "Isn't It A Pity," "My Sweet Lord" and "Roll Over Beethoven," among a total of 19 great songs.
Brainwashed was Harrison's final album of new material and was released in 2002, one year after his passing. A wonderful album that features "Stuck Inside A Cloud," "Any Road," "Rising Sun" and the Grammy winning "Marwa Blues."
Living In The Material World (2006 remaster, previously available but now added to iTunes).
Originally released in 1973, this album spent five weeks at #1 on the U.S. album charts. Includes the single "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” also a U.S. # 1. The 2006 remaster includes two additional tracks previous released as single B sides.
Olivia Harrison said of the releases, “It is exciting that George's catalog is finally available for downloading. He had begun the digital remastering of his albums but had no idea how the digital world would change the way we access and listen to music."