George Harrisongs
Pre Wonderwall Music Artwork

Pre Wonderwall Music

This era covers recordings that took place between George’s birthday (24 and 25 February 1943) and George’s first solo album Wonderwall Music which was started in December of 1967.

Aside from two recently released outakes from Wonderwall Music, this section is entirely composed of Beatles songs recorded both before and after the band had a fixed name or hairstyle!

1

“In Spite of all the Danger”

Composed by:George Harrison / Paul McCartney
Recorded by:The Quarry Men
End of principle recording:12 July 1958
Released:20 November 1995 (in UK on Anthology 1)
Best digital version:Anthology 1 (1995)| Amazon Link

2

“Cry for a Shadow”

Composed by:George Harrison / John Lennon
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:22 June 1961
Released:27 March 1964 (A-side with “Why” on B-side)
Best digital version:First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition (2011)| Amazon Link

3

“Don’t Bother Me”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:12 September 1963
Released:22 November 1963 (in UK on With the Beatles)
Best digital version:With the Beatles (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

4

“You Know What to Do”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:03 June 1964
Released:20 November 1995 (in UK on Anthology 1)
Best digital version:Anthology 1 (1995)| Amazon Link

5

“I Need You”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:16 February 1965
Released:06 August 1965 (Help!)
Best digital version:Help! (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

6

“You Like Me Too Much”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:17 February 1965
Released:06 August 1965 (Help!)
Best digital version:Help! (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

7

“If I Needed Someone”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:16 October 1965
Released:03 December 1965 (Rubber Soul)
Best digital version:Rubber Soul (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

8

“12-Bar Original”

Composed by:George Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:04 November 1965
Released:18 March 1996 (Anthology 2)
Best digital version:Anthology 2 (1996)| Amazon Link

9

“Think for Yourself”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:08 November 1965
Released:03 December 1965 (Rubber Soul)
Best digital version:Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999)| Amazon Link

10

“Love You To”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:11 April 1966
Released:05 August 1966 (Revolver)
Best digital version:Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999)| Amazon Link

11

“Taxman”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:22 April 1966
Released:05 August 1966 (Revolver)
Best digital version:Revolver (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

12

“I Want to Tell You”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:02 June 1966
Released:05 August 1966 (Revolver)
Best digital version:Revolver (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

13

“Only a Northern Song”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:14 February 1967
Released:13 January 1969 (Yellow Submarine)
Best digital version:Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999)| Amazon Link

14

“Within You Without You”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:22 March 1967
Released:01 June 1967 (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Best digital version:Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

15

“It’s All Too Much”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:02 June 1967
Released:13 January 1969 (Yellow Submarine)
Best digital version:Yellow Submarine Songtrack (1999)| Amazon Link

16

“Blue Jay Way”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:07 September 1967
Released:27 November 1967 (in US on Magical Mystery Tour)
Best digital version:Magical Mystery Tour (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

17

“Flying”

Composed by:George Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:08 September 1967
Released:27 November 1967 (in US on Magical Mystery Tour)
Best digital version:Magical Mystery Tour (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

18

“Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”

Composed by:George Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:28 November 1967
Released:04 December 1995 (in UK on Free as a Bird)
Best digital version:Free as a Bird (1995)| Amazon Link

19

“Almost Shankara”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:09 - 15 January 1968
Released:22 September 2014 (in UK on Wonderwall Music)
Best digital version:Wonderwall Music (2014)| Amazon Link

20

“The Inner Light”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:12 January 1968
Released:22 September 2014 (in UK on Wonderwall Music)
Best digital version:Wonderwall Music (2014)| Amazon Link

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Have you found a mistake, or do you know more about this era than I do? I greatly appreciate any corrections that are sent to adam@minnesota-slim.net. Thanks!