This website is designed to be a simple reference for all of George Harrison’s music. I thought it would be interesting to present George’s work in the order it was recorded and to show what he was working on in between albums. There is limited information about what songs were recorded when, but looking around on the Internet (The Beatles Rarity, Bootleg Zone, Wikipedia, etc.) and reading through Simon Leng’s book allowed me to at least get a good start on the project. Hopefully, as more research becomes available, I will be able to update this website with more accurate information!
Recordings listed on this site meet the following criteria:
• The song in the recording was written (or co-written) by George Harrison.
• George Harrison actually appears on the recording or has a significant role as producer.
• The recording has been released officially.
• The recording differs significantly (beyond a simple remaster or remix) from an already listed recording.
Important songs related to George that don’t fit the above criteria can be found on the honorable mentions page. Finally, please forgive the bootleg quality of the artwork I created for the “in between” albums!
26 Sep 2019
New tracks added and updated from the 50th anniversary reissue of Abbey Road! Find them on the Pre All Things Must Pass page.
4 Dec 2018
Moved all “alternate versions” from the honorable mentions page to their respective main song listings. This ended up being simpler for various reasons!
26 Nov 2018
Seven new tracks (plus a few upgrades) have been released for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “white album!” Find them on the Pre Electronic Sound page. The honorable mentions page has also been updated to include a few tracks that differ only slightly from takes already listed on the main page.
23 Jul 2018
New design! Now mobile friendly, and nicer to look at. I’ve also added the honorable mentions page for songs that are beyond the scope of the initial goal of this website. Stay tuned for more updates!
4 Jul 2017
Finally got around to adding the cool new version of “Within You Without You” from the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper!
29 Aug 2016
Moved the demo version of “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” to Pre All Things Must Pass. Thanks for the info, James!
1 Nov 2014
I’m very excited to announce the addition of three new tracks, plus updated information for all other tracks on the newly released Apple Years box set!
11 Apr 2013
Added a new recording to the Pre Brainwashed era! A very obscure version of “This Guitar” has slipped passed my radar. George worked on the track with Dave Stewart in the ’90s, and the song was released in 2006 as part of Stewart’s Platinum Weird project!
10 Apr 2013
Changed artwork for Pre Somewhere in England. I recently discovered that George’s sister Lou disapproved of the release of the photo I originally ended up using for that era. (Read here, in the update after the article). It didn’t feel right to continue using the image, so I’ve gone with another (very fitting!) idea that was a contender during the creation of this site.
7 Apr 2013
I’ve created a companion video for this site that features all of George’s songs in ten second clips! Visit the new video page to check it out!
26 Mar 2013
Added descriptions for albums Extra Texture (Read All About It) through George Harrison. Stay tuned for more!
25 Mar 2013
Added descriptions for albums Pre Living in the Material World through Pre Extra Texture (Read All About It). More on the way!
24 Feb 2013
Website launched just in time for George’s 70th birthday! Since there will most likely always be debate as to what George’s birthday actually is, I’ve decided from now on to arbitrarily recognise it from noon on the 24th until noon on the 25th rather than arbitrarily from midnight to midnight as is common for most other birthdays. Stay tuned for more updates!