• Record Label: Hip-O
  • Release Date: May 1, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Jun 5, 2012
    A most personal and intimate collection of demos and early takes from George's personal archive of recordings which he left behind
  2. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2012
    It's the resulting acoustic simplicity of his songwriting that makes this collection such a treat. [Jul 2012, p.101]
  3. 80
    There's a simplicity about these previously unreleased demos that's utterly beguiling, the spare settings allowing the sweeter side of George Harrison's character to shine unencumbered by studio blandishments.
  4. May 30, 2012
    This is a delightful and charming addition to the original body of George's work, which highlights the quality of his songwriting and presents the material in a fresh light.
  5. 80
    Early Takes Volume 1 might just be the ultimate George Harrison compilation because it pays such respect to that voice in terms of how it sounded and what it had to say, reminding us just how much we miss hearing it today.
  6. May 30, 2012
    Even with just 10 tracks and no session details, this companion to Martin Scorsese's 2011 documentary deserves a brass–band welcome.
  7. Jun 5, 2012
    Practically demands to be listened to on repeat.
  8. May 30, 2012
    While it's hard not to wish there were a surprise or two along the way, the familiar warmth certainly has its charms, too.

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