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George Harrison remasters, box set could be in the works

The cover for George Harrison's "Dark Horse" album.
The cover for George Harrison's "Dark Horse" album.
Dark Horse Records/Wikipedia

Are the long overdue remasters for George Harrison's “Extra Texture” and “Dark Horse” finally coming? Apparently so from what Dhani Harrison posted on thenewno2 Facebook page July 21 and also on Instagram. It was a picture of someone, apparently him, with their feet up on a recording mixing board.

Underneath the picture was posted this comment: “Back to work .. Happy Monday to all the twos out there. If you look closely you may spot something PH and I have been working on for the past few months.”

A user posted a reply, “The remasters of 'Dark Horse' and 'Extra Texture'?!" and the answer came back. 'Well done @d_gargs ! .... not only that but it is the test pressing of the whole Apple Years box set. The first seven albums. A lot (of) work ...'” adds to the suspense with a page for “The Apple Years” box set. It lists a release date of Sept. 22, but barely anything else. The page includes a number “Universal #3791387” and a mention that it will include both CD and DVD. But there's no no mention of what's included,

There's also no listing for any of what we just mentioned, either the separate CDs for “Dark Horse” and “Extra Texture,” or an “The Apple Years” box set at any online retailer yet. We'll have to just wait and see.

It's been a long time since any George Harrison reissues of original albums. For example, his “Dark Horse Years 1976 – 1992” box set that included “Somewhere In England,” “Cloud 9,” “Thirty-Three and a Third,” “George Harrison,” “Gone Troppo” and “Live In Japan,” plus a bonus DVD, came out in 2004. His “All Things Must Pass” was reissued in 2001. “Living in the Material World” (the album) was re-released in 2006. “The Concert for Bangladesh” CD was reissued in 2005.