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The Apple Years [Box set, CD+DVD]

George Harrison Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set, CD+DVD
  • Label: Apple Corps
  • ASIN: B00MG4CUH4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Apple Years features 6 albums remastered and released both individually and as part of The Apple Years box set in a package that will mirror the 2004 ‘Dark Horse Years’ box set. All albums have been remastered by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks and all will be packaged in high-quality card packs and all albums, apart from “All Things Must Pass” and “Living In The Material World” contain newly written notes by Kevin Howlett.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another bite of the Apple 22 Sep 2014
By Quiverbow TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A decade ago, 'The Dark Horse Years, 1976-1992' was released. That six album (on seven CDs) set brought together all George's releases on his own label. In one handy box, it was accompanied by a DVD of various promos and some in concert footage. Ten years later, the Harrison estate has seen fit to issue something similar that encompasses all six of his solo LPs (also on seven CDs) issued on Apple called, unsurprisingly, 'The Apple Years, 1968-75', once again accompanied by a DVD. So, let's "Open the box!"

THE BOX:
It's the same style as before but unlike that previous box, the easily breakable jewel cases have been dispensed with and each is in the 'new standard' card case, which I think is better. Included is a 48 page glossy book with plenty of unseen photos (tape boxes included) and a decent narrative from Kevin Howlett, and each disc, bar 'All Things Must Pass', which has no booklet or text, and 'Living In The Material World', contains new essay by the same author.

WONDERWALL MUSIC:
A fusion of Indian and Western music. Though it might not sound appealing, and it probably works better in conjunction with the film, there are some decent tunes here. Phasing guitars, honky-tonk piano and banjos all mix with sitars, tablas, tamburas, etc. to produce some country, psychedelic, spy music and some heavy (for the time) stuff, too. It's not as bad as you might think. Harrison does play on this, alongside the Remo 4, Eric Clapton, Ringo and others. Of the three bonus tracks, the most interesting, in title at least, is 'The Inner Light'. It's an alternate instrumental take, though not wildly different, with some preceding studio chatter. The song 'In The First Place', sounding not unlike The Beatles, is pretty good whilst 'Almost Shankara' is Indian themed.
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