George Harrison’s first six solo albums are being remastered and are scheduled for re-release later this month.
The six albums were released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label. The special eight-disc set is titled The Apple Years 1968-75.
The compilation box-set also features the two albums he recorded and released while he was still in the Beatles, 1968′s Wonderwall Music, the first solo album released by one of the Fab Four, and 1969′s Electronic Sound.
Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse,and Extra Texture (Read All About It), will be available to buy individually or together in a deluxe eight-disc boxed edition.
In 2004, Universal Music Group, put out the The Dark Horse Years 1976-92. The six- disc box-set included his studio albums from 1976’s Thirty Three & 1/3 to 1987’s Cloud Nine with bonus tracks.
“George Harrison is a musical icon and one of the most imaginative and influential artists of all time,” Max Hole, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group International says. “It’s been great for us to work with Dhani and Olivia Harrison and all of the team behind The Apple Years project, a vital part of his legacy.”
Watch the promotional video for The Apple Years 1968-75 below.
The Apple Years, features an exclusive new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The deluxe edition also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by the guitarist’s son, Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author of two books about the Beatles’ BBC recordings, Kevin Howlett and rare and previously unpublished images.