Originally released as part of the deluxe Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese's 2011 documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the 2012 disc Early Takes, Vol. 1 rounds up ten of George Harrison's demos dating from the '70s. The exact dates are fuzzy, as the liner notes are little more than hagiography, but a quick scan of the titles pegs the great bulk of them -- six, to be precise -- from All Things Must Pass, with two others dating from 1976's Thirty Three & 1/3 ("Let It Be Me," "Woman Don't You Cry for Me), another from Living in the Material World, the 1973 album ("The Light That Has Lighted the World), and, finally, a perfectly fine cover of Dylan's "Mama, You've Been on My Mind." Several of these are solo acoustic demos, some are rough band run-throughs, and nothing is all that far removed from the finished product, so the collection winds up just a tad anticlimactic for containing nothing but unreleased music: it all feels cozy. And while it's hard not to wish there were a surprise or two along the way, the familiar warmth certainly has its charms, too.
Performance CreditsGeorge Harrison Primary Artist
Technical CreditsBob Dylan Composer
George Harrison Composer,Producer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
David Costa Artwork
Pierre Delanoë Composer
Robert Freeman Cover Photo
Manny Kurtz Composer
Giles Martin Liner Notes
Warren Zanes Liner Notes
Paul Hicks Engineer
Olivia Harrison Executive Producer
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In addition to the documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Beatle and George Harrison fans can listen to 10 of his early demos before it became hit songs as well as tracks that was never been heard before.