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Artifacts from the era between The Concert for Bangladesh and Living in the Material World include great collaborations with Ringo Starr and David Bromberg, a couple of demos for George’s upcoming album, and of course the fun B-side to the hit single “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth).”

1

“Back Off Boogaloo”

Composed byGeorge Harrison / Richard Starkey
Recorded byRingo Starr
End of principle recording September 1971
First release17 March 1972 in UK on A-side with “Blindman” on B-side
NotesGeorge did not get an official writing credit on this song until Ringo recorded it (for a third time!) as a bonus track on the 2017 album Give More Love.

2

“The Holdup”

Composed byDavid Bromberg / George Harrison
Recorded byDavid Bromberg
End of principle recordingLate 1971
First release16 February 1972 in US on David Bromberg

3

“Sue Me, Sue You Blues” [Demo]

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byGeorge Harrison
End of principle recording1972
First release26 September 2006 on Living in the Material World [with Bonus DVD]

4

“The Light That Has Lighted the World” [Demo]

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byGeorge Harrison
End of principle recordingJanuary - April 1973
First release1 May 2012 on Early Takes Volume 1

5

“Miss O’Dell”

Composed byGeorge Harrison
Recorded byGeorge Harrison
End of principle recording February 1973
First release7 May 1973 in US on B-side with “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” on A-side
Version 1Vocal take with laughter, from B-side on “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” single [1973]
Version 2Vocal take without laughter, from Living in the Material World [with bonus DVD, 2006]
NotesThe laughing version can most easily be picked up on the 2014 reissue of Living in the Material World.

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