This release will sound great ripped onto itunes or played on a home entertainment system, and it's well worth having a hard copy if you can get it at a good price. Quite arguably this is George's best album, with top notch song writing and a wide range of country, rock, blues stylings. Very moody. Very derivative and yet a little different from the Beatle years.
Be aware that this album has been remixed. It is de-Spectorized, which some fans will quite like. Note that a lot of compression has been used, and the balance of instruments and voice is often changed. It is a giant sonic improvement over the murky, muddy, flat original EMI cd release. And George was involved in the production.
However, if you really want to still hear this classic album as it was originally intended to sound and feel, either stick with the original vinyl, or track yourself down a copy of Dr.Ebbet's faithful needle-drop release -they are a lot more natural and breathtaking. It's quite a different experience altogether. Ideally, to really enjoy this album one would want this remix and the original vinyl versions. Both can be highly enjoyable, in their own way.
A minor quip perhaps, but I wish they'd also officially re-release the original 45 single version of "My Sweet Lord". Many listeners may not be aware but it was quite a different mix. Too bad it wasn't included here!
Overall,I found the the bonus tracks here of minor interest. Contemporary fans might appreciate the 2000 remix of My Sweet Lord. The outtakes are pretty meager compared to what has surfaced on the bootleg market. Where's the offical Harrsion Anthology to go along with those released by the Beatles and Lennon? It's long overdue!
The Apple Jam tracks are included, minor fluff but a fun listen.
This disc is available in both box and digipack packaging. The artwork is colourfully reproduced, and updated. But I haven't seen a copy of the original poster included with any of the releases.
In my opinion, this remains an essential album if you are a serious Beatle fan. There's a lot to enjoy and still discover within it's grooves!