The Beatles: Unreleased George Harrison song Cosmic Empire out now after 50 years – LISTEN
George Harrison: Trailer for All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary
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It’s been over 50 years since George Harrison released his triple solo album All Things Must Pass. The sessions for the iconic record began just six weeks after The Beatles broke up in April 1970. Nevertheless, the Quiet Beatle recruited Ringo Starr to back in him in the two days spent recording demos.
The first day of sessions, May 26, took place at Studio Three at EMI Studios on Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, London.
Harrison recorded 30 demos across those two days, beginning with All Things Must Pass.
Even though it was a triple LP, not everything made the cut. But now all 30 demos are being released as part of the 50th anniversary edition of All Things Must Pass.
And today sees the debut of the unreleased Cosmic Empire, which was recorded as a demo on Day 2 and can be listened to below.
Cosmic Empire arrives half a century after Harrison recorded it and sees him playing the acoustic guitar.
A statement reads: “The song is accompanied by a compelling lyric video that brings to life the natural and cosmic worlds George sings about in the song through a series of colourful animated collages.
“The video, which was produced by the animation house, Yes, Please, is premiering on YouTube and the song is available to stream now everywhere.”
The new 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of All Things Must Pass, executive produced by Dhani Harrison, is released on August 6.
The Beatles: Get Back documentary teased by Peter Jackson
Meanwhile, unseen footage of Harrison with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr is due to be released in November.
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been given access to hours of film and audio of The Beatles in their 1969 Let It Be sessions.
From what he’s seen, the filmmaker believes that the Fab Four didn’t actually want to break up.
The Beatles Get Back was originally set to be a cinematic film released in August.
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However, The Beatles Get Back will now be a six-hour documentary series on Disney+.
The three-parter will be released on the streaming service an episode at a time on November 25, 26 and 27, 2021.
And will also include a restored version The Beatles’ last live performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps HQ on Savile Row.
All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition can be pre-ordered here.
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