The Best Of George Harrison

George Harrison
 
Best Of - Front cover Best Of - Rear Cover
Best Of - Front Cover Best Of - Rear Cover
Best Of - Inner Sleeve Front Best Of - Inner Sleeve Rear
Best Of - Inner Sleeve Front Best Of - Inner Sleeve Rear
Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. PAS 10011
TCPAS 10011 (cassette)
Release date 20th November 1976
Total time 44:40
U.K. L.P. Chart Detail : Did NOT Chart.
Detail : George Harrison's ninth album release, and first "Greatest Hits" package.
Credited to George Harrison

With George's E.M.I contract over and no unreleased product remaining, it was time for E.M.I. to re-cycle George's material. The record company designed this release with side 1 featuring the bulk of George's Beatle output, and side 2 being the biggest hits of George's solo career. George had already suggested a tracklisting and had even furnished E.M.I. with a title for a "Best Of" package, but this was ignored. Unfortunately, George took this as an insult, as he believed that his former record company were implying that his solo works had not supplied enough hits, and promptly dis-owned this compilation.

The cover design was by "Cream", with the front cover photograph by Bob Cato and the inner sleeve shot by Michael Putland. The other side of the inner sleeve has cover photo's and track listings of just four of George's solo releases.

The record label is the black and silver Parlophone label, and was the first solo Beatle album to revert to this classic look.

On the run-out groove on the A-side you can see etched "A NICKY CUT", and on the B-side "NICK W".

Note : I also have an Australian import copy of this release which has a vastly different cover. In fact, the cover was the reason I bought it ... spacy and original. So I show it below. This is designed by Roy Kohara and features illustrations by Michael Bryan.
The catalogue number is the same as the U.K. edition, but the record label is orange and black.
Oddly, the last two tracks of side one are reversed.


Side 1 - The Beatles

Track Composer Recording Information Time
Something Harrison From the album Abbey Road 2:59
If I Needed Someone Harrison From The Album Rubber Soul 2:20
Here Comes The Sun Harrison From the album Abbey Road 3:04
Taxman Harrison From The Album Revolver 2:35
Think For Yourself Harrison From The Album Rubber Soul 2:16
For You Blue Harrison From The Album Let it Be 2:30
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Harrison From The White Album 4:44

Side 2 - George Harrison

Track Composer Recording Information Time
My Sweet Lord Harrison From The Album All Things Must Pass 4:37
Give Me Love
(Give Me Peace On Earth)
Harrison From The Album Living in the Material World 3:32
You Harrison From The Album Extra Texture 3:30
Bangla Desh Harrison From The hit single Bangla Desh 3:56
Dark Horse Harrison From The Album Dark Horse 3:53
What Is Life Harrison From The Album All Things Must Pass 4:22


Released Versions

First pressings (1976)
    PAS 10011 - With inner sleeve is worth about 10.
                          It is Deleted in 1978.

25th November 1981 "Best Of" is re-issued on E.M.I.'s budget label, Music For Pleasure, with catalogue number MFP 50523 (+ TCMFP 50523).
     The MFP releases are Deleted in 1987.

C.D.

18th May 1987, a first C.D. issue on Parlophone with catalogue number CDP 7 46682 2 with no bonus tracks.


Australian Import Copy

Best Of (Import) - Front cover Best Of (Import) - Rear Cover
Best Of (Import) - Front Cover Best Of (Import) - Rear Cover
Best Of (Import) - Inner Sleeve Front Best Of (Import) - Inner Sleeve Rear
Best Of (Import) - Inner Sleeve Front Best Of (Import) - Inner Sleeve Rear



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