The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992

The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992

by George Harrison

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Bonus DVD)

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This nicely assembled box set spans more than a decade and a half in the career of the so-called Quiet Beatle, focusing on a period in which he was happy just to turn out engaging pop songs. The six albums contained here (one a double-disc offering) have all been out of print for ages, making for a good bit of warmth in reacquaintance, particularly earlier outings like Thirty Three & 1/3, best known for Harrison's sly legal-system stab "This Song" and here outfitted with a bonus track, the poignant "Tears of the World." While some of the bonus tracks appended to the various albums are demos for extant album songs -- such as the stripped-down "Here Comes the Moon," added to Harrison's self-titled '79 offering -- others are long-hidden obscurities, like the two additions to Cloud Nine, taken from the film Shanghai Surprise. The double-disc album, Live in Japan, originally released in '92, is a hybrid SACD, while the other discs were remastered for clearer sound. The set is rounded out by an otherwise unavailable 89-minute DVD that collects some of Harrison's whimsical early video clips, including the mini-films for "Crackerbox Palace" and "Faster," as well as a four-song snippet from a Japanese tour, highlighted by a sparkling version of "Taxman." The DVD is housed in a casebound, 24-page booklet featuring extensive liner notes by David Fricke; new photographs, illustrations, and press clippings; and a short history of Dark Horse Records. Additionally, each of the individual discs includes song-by-song explanations culled from Harrison's book, I Me Mine, making Dark Horse a clear winner for fans of all stripes.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2004
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724359705101
catalogNumber: 97051
Rank: 104521

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Harrison   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Keyboards,Marimbas,Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician,Jaltarang
Joe Brown   Mandolin,Background Vocals
Elton John   Piano
Bobby King   Background Vocals
Kooper   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Musician
Jeff Lynne   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Billy Preston   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ringo Starr   Drums,Musician
Syreeta   Background Vocals
Steve Winwood   Harmonium,Background Vocals,Polymoog,Mini Moog,Musician
Gary Wright   Piano,Keyboards,oberheim,Musician
Tom Scott   Flute,Horn,Saxophone,Lyricon,Musician
David Foster   Clavinet,fender rhodes
Gary Brooker   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Musician
Andy Fairweather Low   Guitar,Background Vocals,Musician
Herbie Flowers   Bass,Tuba,Musician
Jon Lord   Synthesizer
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums,Musician
Vicki Brown   Background Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Background Vocals,Musician
Ray Cooper   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Marimbas,fender rhodes,Musician
Nathan East   Bass,Background Vocals,Musician
Steve Ferrone   Drums,Musician
William "Bill" Greene   Bass (Vocal),Background Vocals
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alan Jones   Bass
Katie Kissoon   Vocals,Musician
Neil Larsen   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Mini Moog,Musician
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Musician
Dave Mattacks   Drums,Musician
Mike Moran   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,Musician
Del Newman   Musician
Andy Newmark   Drums,Musician
Tessa Niles   Vocals,Musician
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Musician
Emil Richards   Marimbas
Sarah Ricor   Background Vocals
Radina Sloan   Background Vocals
Henry Spinetti   Drums
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano,fender rhodes
Willie Weeks   Bass,Musician
Gayle Levant   Harp,Musician
Bobby Kok   Cello
Alla Rakha   Tabla,Musician
Alvin Taylor   Drums
Emily Richards   Marimbas,Musician
Pico Pena   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
George Harrison   Composer,Producer
Jeff Lynne   Composer,Producer
Gary Wright   Composer
Johnny Harris   Engineer
Hank Cicalo   Engineer
John Collins   Contributor,Drum Technician
Ray Cooper   Producer,Contributor
David Costa   Art Direction
Richard Dodd   Engineer
John Etchells   Engineer
John Harris   Engineer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Phil McDonald   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Del Newman   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Cole Porter   Composer
Alan Rogan   Guitar Techician
Kumar Shankar   Engineer
Legs Larry Smith   Art Direction
Russ Titelman   Producer
Nelson Wilbury   Producer
Spike Wilbury   Producer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Brian Grimwood   Illustrations
Jan Steward   Illustrations
Rudy Clark   Composer
Leroy Swearingen   Composer
Lee Dickson   Guitar Techician
Julie Macdonald   Sound Man
Laura Elkus Gross   Director
Olivia Harrison   Liner Notes
Jack Katz   Logo Adaptation
Drew Lorimer   Artwork,Redesign
Stuart Cary Welch   Illustrations

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The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Dark_Horse1 More than 1 year ago
Well worth the price as all proceeds go to The Material World Foundation!
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a trend in box sets today that packages an artists' entire recorded works (the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel, Jerry Garcia), or recorded works on a particular label (certain jazz giants have received this treatment such as Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis). 'The Dark Horse Years: 1976 - 1992' does a fine job of giving George Harrison fans all his albums on the Dark Horse label, nicely remastered, and the bonus DVD is a treat too. Indeed the set is short on the bonus tracks - I still have to resort to my 45 RPM of "Got My Mind Set on You" to hear "Lay His Head", plus having to seek out 'the Best of Dark Horse' from the early '90s to hear "Cockamamie Business" and the studio version of "Cheer Down". But focusing on what is in the 'DHY 76 - 92' box, albums 33 1/3, George Harrison, Somewhere in England, Gone Troppo, Cloud Nine, Live in Japan -- ranging from so-so to very good albums, they now reside neatly in a classy box, bestowing a level of importance that was George Harrison's later solo years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aloha everyone! I got the box set today!! and I just wanted to say a big THANKS to the people who put it together - it totally rocks! I've been a Beatles fan for awhile, and this is my new prized possession. Not only does it include all 6 of the original Harrison Albums from the Dark Horse Years (now re-mastered and with previously unreleased tracks!) but there are also a bunch of new pics here that I've never seen anywhere before AND lots of bonus/previously unreleased music!! I rate this package very highly... it really is something special, and you all need to go get it now!! Enjoy.... Pete
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST Boxed Set I have ever seen... The DVD is amazing, the never before released photos are great, and the un-released tracks ROCK! I got mine as a gift, coupled with the Beatles 1st US Visit! Best Gift EVER!!