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Other Lives: Tamer Animals

On May 10, 2011, “TBD Records” label released “Tamer Animals”, the third Other Lives album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Joey Waronker.


  • Jesse Tabish – vocals, guitar, piano, organ, harmonium, percussion, engineer, art direction
  • Jonathan Mooney – trumpet, French horn, piano, organ, percussion, engineer, art direction
  • Josh Onstott – bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • Chad Copelin – organ, recording
  • Tony Cleeton – French horn
  • Colby Owens – clarinet, percussion
  • Matt Barnes – bass clarinet
  • Mark Haworth – trumpet
  • Jenny Hsu – cello, backing vocals
  • Toan Tran – bassoon
  • Kylie Ahern – violin
  • Nick Lindley – violin
  • Nokosee Fields – violin
  • Patrick Conlon – violin
  • Collin Fleishacker – backing vocals
  • Joey Waronker – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Pasco – mixing
  • Brian “Big Bass” Owens – mastering
  • Ellen Wakayama – art direction
  • Benjamin Sperry – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Dark Horse
  2. As I Lay My Head Down
  3. For 12
  4. Tamer Animals
  5. Dust Bowl III
  6. Weather
  7. Old Statues
  8. Woodwind
  9. Desert
  10. Landforms
  11. Heading East

On November 18, 2002.


On November 18, 2002, “Dark Horse” label released “Brainwashed”, the twelfth and final George Harrison studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 2002, at “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and on other various locations, and was produced by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison. The album was released almost a year after Harrison death, and the album was completed by Harrison’s son Dhani and longtime friend and collaborator Jeff Lynne.


  • George Harrison– lead vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar, Dobro, Banjo uke, ukulele, keyboards, bass, percussion
  • Mark Flannagan – acoustic lead guitar
  • Joe Brown– acoustic guitar
  • Jon Lord– piano
  • Jools Holland– piano
  • Dhani Harrison– guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Marc Mann– keyboards, string arrangement
  • Jeff Lynne– bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Herbie Flowers– bass, tuba
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Ray Cooper– drums, percussion
  • Bickram Ghosh– tabla
  • Jane Lister – harp
  • Isabela Borzymowska – reading from “How to Know God”
  • Sam Brown– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Any Road
  2. P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)
  3. Pisces Fish
  4. Looking for My Life
  5. Rising Sun
  6. Marwa Blues
  7. Stuck Inside a Cloud
  8. Run So Far
  9. Never Get Over You
  10. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  11. Rocking Chair in Hawaii
  12. Brainwashed

On June 5, 1981.

Somewhere in England

On June 5, 1981, “Dark Horse” label released “Somewhere in England”, the ninth  George Harrison studio album. It was recorded October 1979 – February 1981, at “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by George Harrison and Ray Cooper.


  • George Harrison – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Alla Rakha – tabla
  • Gary Brooker– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Al Kooper– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Mike Moran– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Neil Larsen – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Tom Scott– lyricon, horns
  • Herbie Flowers– tuba, bass
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Ray Cooper– keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, drums
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Paul McCartney– backing vocal
  • Linda McCartney– backing vocal
  • Denny Laine– backing vocal
  • Ringo Starr– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Blood from a Clone
  2. Unconsciousness Rules
  3. Life Itself
  4. All Those Years Ago
  5. Baltimore Oriole – Hoagy Carmichael
  6. Teardrops
  7. That Which I Have Lost
  8. Writing’s on the Wall
  9. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael
  10. Save the World

On February 20, 1979.


On February 20, 1979, “Dark Horse” label released the self-titled, eight George Harrison studio album.  It was recorded March – November 1978, at “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Russ Tilelman and George Harrison. The album included  “Blow Away” and “Not Guilty”, songs  that Harrison originally recorded in 1968 for the Beatles’ “White Album”.


  • George Harrison– lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass
  • Neil Larsen – keyboards, Minimoog
  • Steve Winwood – polymoog, harmonium, Minimoog, backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • Willie Weeks – bass
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Emil Richards– marimba
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Gary Wright– oberheim
  • Del Newman – string and horn arrangements
  • Mike Salisbury – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Love Comes to Everyone
  2. Not Guilty
  3. Here Comes the Moon
  4. Soft-Hearted Hana
  5. Blow Away
  6. Faster
  7. Dark Sweet Lady
  8. Your Love Is Forever
  9. Soft Touch
  10. If You Believe – George Harrison, Gary Wright

On December 9, 1974.

Dark Horse

On December 9, 1974, “Apple” label released “Dark Horse”, the fifth George Harrison studio album. It was recorded November 1973, and August – October 1974, at “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire and “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by George Harrison.


  • George Harrison– lead and backing vocals , guitars, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, organ, bass, percussion, gubgubbi, drums
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Ron Wood– guitar
  • Alvin Lee– guitar
  • Mick Jones– guitar
  • Billy Preston– electric piano, organ, piano
  • Gary Wright– piano
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Roger Kellaway– piano, organ
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Emil Richards– percussion
  • Tom Scott– saxophones, flute, horn arrangements , organ
  • Jim Horn– flute
  • Chuck Findley– flute
  • Derrek Van Eaton– backing vocals
  • Lon Van Eaton– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Hari’s on Tour
  2. Simply Shady
  3. So Sad
  4. Bye Bye, Love – Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant, George Harrison
  5. Māya Love
  6. Ding Dong, Ding Dong
  7. Dark Horse
  8. Far East Man – George Harrison, Ron Wood
  9. It Is ‘He’ – Jai Sri Krishna

On November 19, 1976.


On November 19, 1976, “Dark Horse” label released “Thirty Three & 1/3”, the seventh George Harrison studio album.  It was recorded May – September 1976, at the “Friar Park”, Harrison’s home studio, and was produced by Harrison and Tom Scott. The album was accompanied by comedy themed video clips for three of the songs, two of which were directed by Eric Idle.


  • George Harrison – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers, percussion
  • Billy Preston– piano, organ, synthesizer
  • David Foster– Fender Rhodes, clavinet
  • Gary Wright– keyboards
  • Richard Tee– piano, organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Alvin Taylor– drums
  • Emil Richards– marimba
  • Tom Scott– saxophones, flute, lyricon

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Woman Don’t You Cry for Me
  2. Dear One
  3. Beautiful Girl
  4. This Song
  5. See Yourself
  6. It’s What You Value
  7. True Love – Cole Porter
  8. Pure Smokey
  9. Crackerbox Palace
  10. Learning How to Love You

On November 5, 1982.


On November 5, 1982, “Dark Horse” label released “Gone Troppo”, the tenth George Harrison studio album. Harrison’s last studio album in five years, was recorded from May 5 to August 27, 1982, at the “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by George Harrison, Ray Cooper and Phil McDonald.


  • George Harrison– vocals, guitars, synthesizer, bass, mandolin, marimba, jal-tarang
  • Ray Cooper– percussion, marimba, glockenspiel, electric piano, sound effects
  • Mike Moran– keyboards, synthesizer, piano, synthesizer bass
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Herbie Flowers– bass
  • Billy Preston– organ, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– percussion, drums
  • Joe Brown– mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Alan Jones – bass
  • Neil Larsen – piano
  • Gary Brooker– synthesizer
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Jon Lord– synthesizer
  • Willie Greene – backing vocals, bass voice
  • Bobby King– backing vocals
  • Vicki Brown– backing vocals
  • Pico Pena – backing vocals
  • Syreeta– backing vocals
  • Sarah Ricor – backing vocals
  • Rodina Sloan – backing vocals
  • Legs Larry Smith– art direction, design

Track listing

All compositions by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Wake Up My Love
  2. That’s the Way It Goes
  3. I Really Love You – Leroy Swearingen
  4. Greece
  5. Gone Troppo
  6. Mystical One
  7. Unknown Delight
  8. Baby Don’t Run Away
  9. Dream Away
  10. Circles

George Harrison: Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine

On November 2, 1987, “Dark Horse” label released “Cloud Nine”, the eleventh George Harrison studio album.  It was recorded January – August 1987, at the “FPSHOT” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Jeff Lynne and George Harrison. This was the last studio album released during Harrison’s lifetime.


  • George Harrison– lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, sitar, backing vocals
  • Jeff Lynne– bass, guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Elton John– piano
  • Gary Wright– piano
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Ray Cooper– drums, percussion
  • Jim Horn– baritone and tenor sax
  • Bobby Kok – cello
  • Vicki Brown– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Cloud 9
  2. That’s What It Takes – George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Gary Wright
  3. Fish on the Sand
  4. Just for Today
  5. This Is Love – George Harrison, Jeff Lynne
  6. When We Was Fab – George Harrison, Jeff Lynne
  7. Devil’s Radio
  8. Someplace Else
  9. Wreck of the Hesperus
  10. Breath Away from Heaven
  11. Got My Mind Set on You – Rudy Clark

On September 23, 2014.

George Harrison

On September 23, 2014, “Universal Music Group” label released “George Harrison – The Apple Years 1968-1975”,  a seven CD box with  some of the most popular George Harrison solo albums. The seven CD’s plus an 40-minute DVD box contains the following albums:

“Wonderwall Music”

“Electronic Sound”

“All Things Must Pass”

“Living in the Material World”

“Dark Horse”

“Extra Texture

The DVD contains a short music movie named “The Apple Years” and videos and short documentaries about Harrison’s albums featured in the CD box. Dhani Harrison (George Harrison’s son) is the executive producer and together with  the engineer Paul Hicks have remastered the sound from the original analogue tapes.