1999 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (1969)

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Here Comes The Sun.

Here Comes The Sun was written by George Harrison. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording does not feature John Lennon. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. In Japan the song was released as the B-side to Oh! Darling in 1970. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with The Inner Light.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. George Harrison performed the song live with Paul Simon when he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1976. George Harrison also performed the song live at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Dave Edmunds among others. That version was released on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. He also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton on guitar. It was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. Joe Brown performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. George Harrison wrote an unofficial sequel to the song called Here Comes The Moon. It was released on his 1979 album George Harrison. Here Comes The Sun is mentioned in Ringo Starr’s 2003 song Never Without You.

Now Hear This: Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Here Comes The Moon – George Harrison (1978)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1987)
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison (1992)
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown (2002)
Never Without You – Ringo Starr (2003)
Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)

1993 Something – The Beatles (1969)

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Something.

Something was written by George Harrison in 1968. The song was first played during The Beatles sessions in 1968. It was later played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. A demo version recorded in 1969 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Something was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios with overdubs recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in London. The recording was produced by George Martin and features Billy Preston on Hammond organ. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. Something was later released as a single with Come Together on the B-side. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart and number four on the UK Singles chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Blue Jay Way.
The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed it live at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. That version features Eric Clapton on guitar. George Harrison also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. He performed it live at Concert For George in 2002. The band included Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. Other live versions have been released on Back In The U.S. (2002) Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009). The song was performed live by Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh at A Grammy Salute To The Beatles in 2014.

Now Hear This: Something – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Something – George Harrison (1992)
Something (demo) – The Beatles (1996)
Something – Paul McCartney (2002)
Something – Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton (2003)
Something – Paul McCartney (2003)
Something/Blue Jay Way (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)
Something – Paul McCartney (2009)

1990 Old Brown Shoe – The Beatles (1969)

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Old Brown Shoe.

Old Brown Shoe was written by George Harrison.  The song was first played by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. A demo version recorded in 1969 was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Old Brown Shoe was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was released as the B-side to The Ballad Of John And Yoko. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number eight on the Billboard chart. The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 was released in 1992 on the album Live In Japan.  Gary Brooker performed the song live at The Concert For George in 2002. That version was released in 2003 on the album The Concert For George.

Now Hear This: Old Brown Shoe – George Harrison (1992)
Old Brown Shoe (demo) – The Beatles (1996)
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker (2003)

 

1988 Electronic Sound – George Harrison (1969)

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Electronic Sound.

This avant-garde album is made up of two pieces of electronic music. It was recorded by George Harrison in 1968 and 1969.  Side one contains the piece Under The Mersey Wall. It was recorded at George Harrison’s home in Surrey in 1969. Side two contains the piece No Time Or Space which was recorded at Sound Recorders Studio in Los Angeles in 1968. No Time Or Space features Bernie Krause on Moog  synthesizer.  Parts of No Time Or Space were later used in the song I Remember Jeep from George Harrison’s 1970 album All Things Must Pass.  Electronic Sound was produced by George Harrison and was released on the Zapple Records label in 1969. The paintings used on the front and back covers were painted by George Harrison.

Tracklist:
Side 1
1) Under The Mersey Wall
Side 2
1) No Time Or Space

Now Hear This: I Remember Jeep – George Harrison (1970)

1977 Get Back – The Beatles With Billy Preston (1969)

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Get Back.

Get Back was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. Rehearsals of the song were recorded at Twickenham Film Studios and Apple Studios in London during the Let It Be sessions. Two extracts from the rehearsals were included on the Fly On The Wall disc included with the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked.

The Beatles and Billy Preston recorded the song at Apple Studios in 1969. That version was produced by George Martin and was released as a single in 1969 credited to The Beatles With Billy Preston. The B-side was Don’t Let Me Down. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and the Billboard chart. A remixed version of the single was produced by Phil Spector and was released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. A second remix version of the single was released in 2003 on the album Let It Be…Naked. The Beatles and Billy Preston performed the song live three times on the roof of Apple Studios in London in 1969.  A live version was released on the album Anthology 3 in 1996. An edit of two live versions was used in The Beatles’ 1970 movie Let It Be. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

Apple artist Doris Troy recorded the song in 1969. Her version was released in 1970 and features George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Billy Preston among others. A version recorded during rehearsals features George Harrison on lead vocals. The song was part of Billy Preston’s repertoire. He recorded a studio version for the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Get Back was also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Recorded Highlights Of The Prince’s Trust 10th Anniversary Birthday Party (1987), Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Good Evening New York City (2009), Paul McCartney Live in Los Angeles (2010), and The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition (2011).

Now Hear This: Get Back – The Beatles (1970)
Get Back – Doris Troy (1970)
Get Back – Billy Preston (1978)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (1987)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (1990)
Get Back (live) – The Beatles (1996)
Get Back – The Beatles (2003)
Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)
Get Back – The Beatles (2006)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2009)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2010)
Get Back – Paul McCartney (2011)

1959 The Original Delaney & Bonnie – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (1969)

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The Original Delaney & Bonnie.

This album is also known as Accept No Substitute. It was the second album released by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The album was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders Studios in California in 1969. It was produced by Delaney Bramlett and David Anderle and was released on the Elektra label in 1969. The album contained ten tracks including Get Ourselves Together, Love Me A Little Longer, and Do Right Woman – Do Right Man. The albums personnel included Leon Russell, Bobby Whitlock, Bobby Keys, and Jim Keltner. After hearing pre-release mixes of the album George Harrison signed Delaney & Bonnie to The Beatles’ Apple Records label. The Original Delaney & Bonnie & Friends was planned to be their debut album release on Apple however Delaney & Bonnie were still signed to Elektra Records and the album was released on Elektra Records. George Harrison was a fan of Delaney & Bonnie and would later become an unofficial member of the “Friends” along with Eric Clapton.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Get Ourselves Together
2) Someday
3) Ghetto
4) When The Battle Is Over
5) Dirty Old Man
Side 2
1) Love Me A Little Longer
2) I Can’t Take It Much Longer
3) Do Right Woman – Do Right Man
4) Soldiers Of The Cross
5) Gift Of Love

1957 West Meets East – Yehudi Menuhin And Ravi Shankar (1966)

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West Meets East.

West Meets East was an album released by American violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. It was recorded in 1966 and contains four pieces of music including Prabhati and Swara Kakali. The album was released on the His Master’s Voice in 1966. In America it was released on the Angel Records label. It went to number one on the Billboard Classical LPs chart. George Harrison owned a copy of the album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Prabhati
2) Raga Puriya Kalyan
3) Swara Kakali
Side 2
1) Sonata For Violin & Piano No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25