George Harrison may have been the quiet Beatle, but he was the most adventurous member of the group. And he was the most underappreciated. In the early days, he was typically given one song per album – a reflection of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s overflowing songwriting. But by the middle of the ‘60s Harrison began exploring world music, which tied to his burgeoning spiritual quests. They both led him to India, which shaped his music for the next several years. By the time the Beatles broke up in 1970, Harrison had already released a pair of instrumental records. He was the first member to release a solo album, and he was the first to reach No. 1 with a single – 1970’s ‘My Sweet Lord,’ from his three-record set ‘All Things Must Pass.’ Harrison recorded sporadically over the years, releasing eight more albums before he passed away at 58 from lung cancer.
Watch Video for George Harrison’s Unreleased ‘Cosmic Empire’ Demo
It’s one of 30 rough recordings added to ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th-anniversary edition.
Underrated George Harrison: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Really, they all were.
George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' Box Set Announced
Five discs celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatle's sprawling declaration of independence.
40 Years Ago: Beatles Reunite for a John Lennon Tribute Song
George Harrison gathered his former bandmates for 1981 single “All Those Years Ago,” written about late friend.
All 141 George Harrison Solo Songs Ranked Worst to Best
He relished taking the fight to scoundrels but also celebrated the light that surrounds it all.
Peter Frampton Covers George Harrison's 'Isn't It a Pity'
Version comes from Frampton's upcoming instrumental album.
How the Beatles' 'Secret' Sparked George Harrison’s Vocal Success
John Lennon found unlikely inspiration for this doo wop-styled No. 2 smash from Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'
Bob Dylan Set Featuring George Harrison Sessions to Be Released
Rare songs will be made available to general public after previously receiving a very limited U.K. release.
How Derek and the Dominos Grew Out of George Harrison’s Debut
'All Things Must Pass' did more than launch his post-Beatles solo career.
George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' Set for Expanded Remix
Updating the Phil Spector co-produced album was one of the former Beatles star's long-held goals.