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Pre Wonderwall Music

This era covers recordings that took place between George’s birthday (24/25 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 byGeorge Harrison / Paul McCartney
Recorded byThe Quarry Men
End of principle recording12 July 1958
First release20 November 1995 in UK on Anthology 1
NotesThe full length version of this performance has yet to be released. A repeated verse and chorus have reportedly been edited out.

2

“Cry for a Shadow”

Composed byGeorge Harrison / John Lennon
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording22 June 1961
First release January 1962 in France on Mister Twist
Version 1Mono fold down, from Mister Twist [France, 1962]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Let’s do the Twist [UK, 1964]
Version 3Mock stereo mix from mono fold down(!), from The Beatles with Tony Sheridan [US, 1964]
NotesDigitally available most officially on Anthology 1, although the channels are reversed for unknown reasons.

3

“Don’t Bother Me”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording12 September 1963
First release22 November 1963 in UK on With the Beatles
Version 1Mono mix, from With the Beatles [Mono, 1963]
Version 2Stereo mix, from With the Beatles [Stereo, 1963]
Version 3Capitol stereo mix, from Meet the Beatles [Stereo, 1964]
Version 4Capitol mono fold down, from Meet the Beatles [Mono, 1964]

4

“You Know What to Do”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording3 June 1964
First release20 November 1995 in UK on Anthology 1

5

“I Need You”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording16 February 1965
First release6 August 1965 in UK on Help!
Version 1Mono mix, from Help! [UK, Mono, 1965]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Help! [Stereo, 1965]
Version 3Capitol mono fold down, from Help! [US, Mono, 1965]
Version 4Remix, from Help! [1987]

6

“You Like Me Too Much”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording17 February 1965
First release14 June 1965 in US on Beatles VI
Version 1Mono mix, from Beatles VI [Mono, 1965]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Beatles VI [Stereo, 1965]
Version 3Remix, from Help! [1987]
NotesIn the UK, this was first released on Help! two months after the US album Beatles VI.

7

“If I Needed Someone”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording16 October 1965
First release3 December 1965 in UK on Rubber Soul
Version 1Mono mix, from Rubber Soul [UK, Mono, 1965]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Rubber Soul [UK, Stereo, 1965]
Version 3Remix, from Rubber Soul [1987]
NotesThis was omitted from the US version of Rubber Soul. It was instead released six months later on Yesterday and Today.

8

“12-Bar Original”

Composed byGeorge Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording4 November 1965
First release18 March 1996 on Anthology 2

9

“Think for Yourself”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording8 November 1965
First release3 December 1965 in UK on Rubber Soul
Version 1Mono mix, from Rubber Soul [Mono, 1965]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Rubber Soul [Stereo, 1965]
Version 3Remix, from Rubber Soul [1987]
Version 4Remix, from Yellow Submarine Songtrack [1999]

10

“Love You To”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording11 April 1966
First release5 August 1966 in UK on Revolver
Version 1Mono mix, from Revolver [Mono, 1966]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Revolver [Stereo, 1966]
Version 3Remix, from Yellow Submarine Songtrack [1999]

11

“Taxman”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording22 April 1966
First release5 August 1966 in UK on Revolver
Version 1Mono mix, from Revolver [Mono, 1966]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Revolver [Stereo, 1966]
Version 3Anthology mix, from Anthology 2 [1996]

12

“I Want to Tell You”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording2 June 1966
First release5 August 1966 in UK on Revolver
Version 1Mono mix, from Revolver [Mono, 1966]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Revolver [Stereo, 1966]

13

“Only a Northern Song”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording14 February 1967
First release13 January 1969 in US on Yellow Submarine
Version 1Mock stereo mix, from Yellow Submarine [Stereo, 1969]
Version 2Mono fold down of mock stereo mix(!), from Yellow Submarine [UK, Mono, 1969]
Version 3Anthology mix, from Anthology 2 [1996]
Version 4Stereo mix, from Yellow Submarine Songtrack [1999]
Version 51967 mono mix, from Mono Masters [2009]
NotesNo stereo mix from 1967 was completed. Two 4-track tape machines were used to record the song, so getting them to match up exactly proved too painstaking to finish the second mix.

14

“Within You Without You” [George Coaching the Musicians]

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording15 March 1967
First release26 May 2017 on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Super Deluxe Edition]

15

“Within You Without You”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording3 April 1967
First release1 June 1967 in UK on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Version 1Mono mix, from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Mono, 1967]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Stereo, 1967]
Version 3Instrumental remix, from Anthology 2 [1996]
Version 4Remix and mashup, from Love [2006]
Version 5Remix, from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [2017]
Version 6Indian instruments only, from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [2017]

16

“It’s All Too Much”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording2 June 1967
First release13 January 1969 in US on Yellow Submarine
Version 1Stereo mix, from Yellow Submarine [Stereo, 1969]
Version 2Mono fold down, from Yellow Submarine [UK, Mono, 1969]
Version 3Remix, from Yellow Submarine Songtrack [1999]
Version 41968 mono mix, from Mono Masters [2009]
NotesThe full performance of this take ran over eight minutes long. It was edited down to about 6:25. Part of the missing audio was, however, used on the Yellow Submarine film.

17

“Blue Jay Way”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording7 September 1967
First release27 November 1967 in US on Magical Mystery Tour
Version 1Mono mix, from Magical Mystery Tour [Mono, 1967]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Magical Mystery Tour [Stereo, 1967]

18

“Flying”

Composed byGeorge Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording8 September 1967
First release27 November 1967 in US on Magical Mystery Tour
Version 1Mono mix, from Magical Mystery Tour [Mono, 1967]
Version 2Stereo mix, from Magical Mystery Tour [Stereo, 1967]

19

“Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”

Composed byGeorge Harrison / John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey
Recorded byThe Beatles
End of principle recording28 November 1967
First release4 December 1995 in UK on Free as a Bird

20

“Almost Shankara”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byGeorge Harrison
End of principle recording9 - 15 January 1968
First release22 September 2014 in UK on Wonderwall Music

21

“The Inner Light”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byGeorge Harrison
End of principle recording12 January 1968
First release22 September 2014 in UK on Wonderwall Music

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