Early Takes, Vol. 1 - George Harrison
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  • Summary: Originally released with the Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the ten track album contains demos and two cover songs from the 1970s.
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  1. Jun 5, 2012
    90
    A most personal and intimate collection of demos and early takes from George's personal archive of recordings which he left behind
  2. 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.
  3. May 30, 2012
    80
    Even with just 10 tracks and no session details, this companion to Martin Scorsese's 2011 documentary deserves a brass–band welcome.
  4. 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.
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    80
    It's the resulting acoustic simplicity of his songwriting that makes this collection such a treat. [Jul 2012, p.101]
  6. Jun 5, 2012
    70
    Practically demands to be listened to on repeat.
  7. May 30, 2012
    60
    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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