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1976-1992 Dark Horse Years [Box set, Original recording remastered, Best of]

Harrison George Audio CD
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Dark Horse was the label George set up during the mid '70s to put out his solo work, this deluxe boxed set includes all of George's long-unavailable solo albums ( Thirty-Three & 1/3, George Harrison, Somewhere in England, Gone Troppo, Cloud Nine and a hybrid Super Audio CD version of the double Live in Japan album), with bonus tracks on all but the live set and new notes on all. But it's the bonus DVD that makes this set the absolute "perfecta"-containing 89 minutes of promo videos, unreleased live footage and a feature on the Dark Horse label, it's a behind-the-scenes look at a man whose vision and creative energy never flagged.

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Includes 5 CDs, 2 SACDs and a DVD. DVD (exclusive to Box set) includes PREVIOUSLY UNREALEASED performances, promotional videos and more.....

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Through The Secret Life Of George! June 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
These albums are sold seperately but for a full dose of George Harrison's post Apple works HERE IT IS.Everything the
quiet Beatle recorded from 1976 to 1992 from the R&B oriented
material of his mid 70's work,his early 80's new wave experiments in the early 80's and his 1987 comeback album
'Cloud 9'.You even get the ENTIRETY of his 1992 Live In Japan
album as Disk 6.So dream away and swallow this WHOLE!You'll come
out all the better I guarentee!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The genius that is George June 5 2004
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George has always been misunderstood by naysayers and those who only saw John and Paul as the true talents of the Fab Four. Every song that is on this set is pure musical genius. From THIS SONG and SOFT HEARTED HANA to FASTER and BLOW AWAY to THIS IS LOVE and IF THAT WHAT IT TAKES,every song is golden. If you really want to hear real music the way it's supposed to be done, not only get this set, but, if you don't have already, also get ALL THINGS MUST PASS, LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, DARK HORSE, and EXTRA TEXTURE. To have George Harrison in your collection is a must if you truly appreciate great music.
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1.0 out of 5 stars EXTRA INFORMATION..... READ ALL ABOUT IT Feb. 25 2004
By JAP
Format:Audio CD
THIS HAS TO BE THE SLOPPIEST , MOST THOUGHTLESS AND INACURATE RE-ISSUE IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC.
WHY WOULD YOU RE-ISSUE A CD LIKE GONE TROPPO? BECAUSE GEORGE IS AN EX BEATLE AND HIS WORK SHOULD BE REPRESENTED IN ITS ENTIRETY, IN A COMPLETE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
THIS IS NOT THE DARK HORSE YEARS BUT SIX CD'S WITH A BONUS DVD.IT IS THE DARK HORSE ALBUMS.
FIVE CDS HAVE BONUS TRACKS THREE OF WHICH ONLY CONTAIN DEMO VERSIONS OF THE ORIGINALS ALREADY ON THE CD, HARDLY NECESSARY.
WHEN THE CD SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND WAS FIRST RELEASED THE RECORD COMPANY REJECTED FOUR SONGS AND THE COVER.THESE FOUR SONGS HAVE BEEN ON BOOTLEG FOR YEARS. THE RE-ISSUE VERSION HAS AMMENDED THE COVER TO THE ORIGINAL REJECTED SUPERIOR VERSION BUT FAILED TO ADD THE REJECTED FOUR SONGS AS BONUS TRACKS AND THUS PUT THESE UN-RELEASED SONGS WHERE THEY BELONG.
THE CLOUD NINE CD HOUSES FOUR OF THE FIVE UNRELEASED SHANGHI SURPRIZE SONGS.TWO ON THE REGULAR TRACK LIST AND TWO AS BONUS TRACKS.'THE HOTTEST GONG IN TOWN' IS THE FITH TRACK AND WHY IT WAS NOT ADDED WITH THE OTHER BONUS TRACKS TO HOUSE ALL FIVE SHANGHI SONGS IN ONE LOCATION IS A MISTERY. EVEN BETTER RELEASE ALL FIVE SONGS AS A CD WITH THE DVD TO THE MOVIE.THIS WOULD ALSO ELIMINATE THE NEED TO HAVE THREE VIDEOS FROM THIS MOVIE ON THE BONUS DVD.
THE DVD ONLY HAS ONE SONG 'THE HOTTEST GONG IN TOWN' WHICH IS NOT ON THE DARK HORSE CD'S. THE ONLY BENEFIT TO THE DVD IS THE
VISUAL ASPECT.THE DVD CONTAINS FOUR SONGS FROM THE LIVE IN JAPAN CD INCLUDED IN THE BOX.WHY WAS THE WHOLE 'LIVE IN JAPAN' CONCERT NOT RELEASED ON DVD AND NOT INCLUDED WITH THE CD OF THE SAME CONCERT? . IF THEY EVER RELEASE 'LIVE IN JAPAN' AS A FULL DVD THIS WILL MAKE THE FOUR TRACKS ON THE BONUS DVD REDUNDANT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag (and far too expensive!) April 19 2004
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2004 *finally* sees--after seemingly endless delays from all sides--the re-release of George Harrison's post-Capitol output on Dark Horse records. To some, the idea that any former-Beatles material could ever be out of print is pure sacriledge; this set (and the individual reissues that accompany it) puts right that wrong.
Unfortunately, the six albums contained in this collection--33 and 1/3, George Harrison, Somewhere in England, Gone Troppo, Cloud 9, and Live in Japan--have always represented a maddeningly inconsistent period for Beatle George. While two are generally highly regarded (33 and 1/3 is viewed by some as a lost classic, and Cloud 9 is--quibbles about Mr. Lynne's production aside--one of the most unexpected career renaissances ever), some of the other albums are not looked at as kindly by the scrutiny of hindsight. "Somewhere in England" and "Gone Troppo" aren't bad albums by any stretch of the imagination--the latter is somewhat unfairly maligned--but to use another former-Beatle parallel, they are the "Mind Games" to All Things Must Pass's "Plastic Ono Band."
On the plus side, the "remastering" done here is far, *far* better than the hackjob inflicted on "All Things Must Pass." Granted, the original Warner Brothers discs were pretty good to begin with; however, there are little improvements here and there, and the drive to "modernize" the sound by compressing it to death is thankfully not in attendence.
Bah, enough with the critical caution. All of these discs have their champions, and there're certainly gems lurking within; I, for one, am a big fan of 1979's self-titled effort, especially the racing tune "Faster." The albums are definitely worth hearing.
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and harrison fans.
I am not a beatle fan, but in the 70's had some expectations from harrison, that somehow his genius had been overshadowed by Lennon and Macca, and there were some hints in his eraly releases , especially in all things must pass.
However in this whole set, there are one or two good songs in each cd, and one or two others that could handle more than one or two listenings, the rest is ininterresting and mostly has aged very badly.
I have listened quite a few times to this set hoping repeated listening will change my mind, but all I can say is that capitol should release a best of the dark horse years cd (with 18 tracks), and for the time being mots normal people could skip this and could go only for the Live in japan dbl sacd, which includes most of the Harrison you will need to hear.
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1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT'S CAPITAL THINKING
For the price, they should have released the box set with original album packaging and inserts. If they released SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND with the original cover, then why not with the... Read more
Published on May 11 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars THE REAL LINER NOTES FOR A GREAT SET
This music is about melody, beauty, outstanding guitar craft, and escaping from the world of illusion. Read more
Published on March 24 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but inadequate
In general, I agree with most of the reviews - it's great to see George's Dark Horse work spotlighted, and the sound quality is excellent. Read more
Published on March 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Silent Master
Words breathing fire yet so calm deep and peaceful. I bow down before George and offer my respects. Brilliant Beatle. Wonderful Wilbury. Stupendous Solo-artist. Read more
Published on March 12 2004 by Eric James
3.0 out of 5 stars "Beating My Head On A Brick Wall!"
Why must the music industry continually attempt to rip-off the fans??
This box set is an ABSOLUTE RIP-OFF!
Thankfully,each album IS available seperately. Read more
Published on March 12 2004 by Harvey J.Satan
4.0 out of 5 stars George Never Sounded Better! However..
George Harrison Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 is an amazing collection however it is flawed so I have to agree with many of the reviews I've read it's a 50/50 split here. Read more
Published on March 10 2004 by Michael Sidel
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift to us All !!!
I am not one for writing these kind of reviews for others to read. Nor am I comfortabe doing this, Yet i feel it would be an injustice not to express my graditute and feelings... Read more
Published on March 10 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This Dark Horse shines.
Before his death, George Harrison began reissuing his out-of-print catalog with a stunning, remastered version of ALL THINGS MUST PASS. Read more
Published on March 7 2004 by G. Merritt
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Horse is a Winner
Quite why it's taken so long for this vital part of Harrison's catalogue to be issued on CD is anybody's guess but hopefully these six albums will now get the attention they... Read more
Published on March 6 2004 by Nicholas M Watson
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