Listen to George Harrison’s Previously Unreleased ‘Cosmic Empire’ Demo

    A previously unreleased George Harrison demo called ‘Cosmic Empire’ has been unveiled as part of the rollout for the 50th-anniversary edition of his classic LP All Things Must Pass. Check out a lyric video for the acoustic track below.

    All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition arrives on August 6 via Capitol/UMe. The deluxe reissue, executive produced by Harrison’s son Dhani and mixed by Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), will include all 30 demos that Harrison recorded during the album session with co-producer Phil Spector.

    “Since the 50th-anniversary stereo mix release of the title track to my father’s legendary ‘All Things Must Pass’ album in 2020, my dear pal Paul Hicks and I have continued to dig through mountains of tapes to restore and present the rest of this newly remixed and expanded edition of the album you now see and hear before you,” Dhani Harrison said in a statement. “Bringing greater sonic clarity to this record was always one of my father’s wishes and it was something we were working on together right up until he passed in 2001. Now, 20 years later, with the help of new technology and the extensive work of Paul Hicks we have realised this wish and present to you this very special 50th Anniversary release of perhaps his greatest work of art. Every wish will be fulfilled.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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