2010 issue UK limited edition 23-track 3-LP vinyl set
Back in 1970 with the break-up of The Beatles, all focus was naturally on John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to see what they would do next. However, it was George that hit the ground running with 'All Things Must Pass'. By the time he was to record the songs he had been amassing over these years, he was able to round up a stellar band inclduing Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, members of Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bobby Whitlock, Gary Brooker [ex-Procol Harem] and Gary Wright as well as members of Delaney and Bonnies band with whom he had toured in 1969. The sessions were produced by Phil Spector, then renowned as the genius inventor of the 'Wall of Sound'. George himself remastered the album in 2000, living long enough to see it released to great critical acclaim and commercial success in 2001. Featuring bonus tracks, reworked [and colourful] artwork, the decision was taken at the time to delete the original version and this has not been in print since then. Now, almost 40 years to the day since its' release, Olivia Harrison is releasing the ORIGINAL ALBUM in the ORIGINAL ARTWORK for this limited edition release!.
2010 UK 12-track vinyl LP
A timeless plunge into authentic Americana, the album was recorded in Nashville and was co-produced by Plant and Nashville legend and guitarist Buddy Miller. As well as Miller, the Band of Joy is made up of multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, who provides the mandolin, guitar, accordian, pedal, lap steel and banjo lines, country singer-songwriter Patty Griffin who adds the main vocal foils to Plant's lead parts, while Byron House plays bass and percussion comes from Marco Giovino. 'Band Of Joy' features intriguing new interpretations of songs from a wide range of sources. Opening with a throbbing rendition of Los Lobos's 'Angel Dance', the album encompasses the glittering drone-rock of Low's 'Silver Rider' and 'Monkey', the Fifties-style country-gospel harmonies which transform The Kelly Brothers' Sixties soul classic 'Falling In Love Again', the desolate banjo-driven interpretation of 'Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down', the transplanted English / Appalachian folk ballad 'Cindy, I'll Marry You Some Day', and jangling blues imagery of 'Central Two-0-Nine'.
2010 issue UK Deluxe Edition 13-track 45 rpm 4-LP set pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl
All the music was half speed mastered from the original analogue tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood to bring you the best audiophile quality. Each of the 4 LPs arehoused in a outer 300gsm sleeves with gloss varnish, and comes presented in a box with glossy lamino, lyric sheet insert & belly band!.