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DVD

George Harrison
Published July 30, 2005

The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992
Capitol

Like each of the former Beatles, the late George Harrison spent the years immediately following the group’s breakup recording for Apple Records, the Capitol-distributed label they had set up. But freed of that contract, the guitarist-singer-songwriter launched his own Dark Horse label in 1976, releasing a string of solo albums that yielded some fine music and some duds and ultimately did little to sustain the level of popularity he had enjoyed earlier that decade. This collection of videos and live performances from the Dark Horse era offers reason to reassess that period of Harrison’s work. Songs such as “Got My Mind Set On You,” “When We Was Fab,” “This Song” and “Crackerbox Palace”—all quite clever and fully realized—hold their own against the recordings of his peak years.