BMG had announced a new catalogue recordings agreement bringing the solo recorded works of George Harrison to Dark Horse Records/BMG alongside his music publishing catalogue for the first time under one roof. In celebration of Harrison’s 80th birthday, Dark Horse/BMG have also released his entire catalogue in Dolby Atmos surround sound exclusively on Apple Music.
Harrison’s recorded catalogue features 12 studio albums of solo works including his debut Wonderwall Music (soundtrack to the film Wonderwall), Platinum-certified triple album All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, the Platinum-certified Cloud Nine, and his final studio album Brainwashed featuring the Grammy award-winning “Marwa Blues.”
The catalogue also includes the live double album Live In Japan, featuring Eric Clapton and four compilations Let It Roll – Songs by George Harrison, Early Takes Vol 1, The Apple Years 1968-1975, and The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992.
Previously in 2022, BMG announced it had entered into a global publishing agreement with the George Harrison Estate to administer the Harrisongs catalog comprising more than 200 songs written with The Beatles, the Traveling Wilburys and in Harrison’s solo career.
The partnership expands on the relationship with Harrison’s Dark Horse Records as a boutique music company with BMG.
Harrisongs Limited, the music publishing entity created by Harrison, contains his nearly two dozen songs written with the Beatles including “Here Comes The Sun,” as well as “I Me Mine,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Something.” It also includes his songs from the two albums recorded by supergroup The Traveling Wilburys featuring “End of the Line,” “Handle with Care,” “She’s My Baby,” and “Inside Out,” as well as the 12 studio albums of solo works.
Dhani Harrison shares:
22 years since his passing, for what would have been his 80th birthday, I am overjoyed to announce that we are bringing my father’s music catalogue back home to Dark Horse Records, the company he started back in 1974. We look forward to releasing only the finest of packages and hope the fans join us on the deepest of dives into our archives as we continue to grow his legacy through our partnership with BMG, starting with the release of his entire back catalog in Spatial Audio, for the first time, on Apple Music. We also will be using this opportunity to make all the custom limited vinyl that we can get away with. Happy 80th Dad!!! We love you always.
In 2020, BMG announced it had entered into a multi-faceted global partnership with Dark Horse Records, which was founded by George Harrison in 1974 as a place for his solo work and a home for supporting other artists, and now led by Dhani Harrison and David Zonshine.
Dark Horse and BMG’s partnership has expanded to include DH Merchandise, including the launch of new merchandise stores for George Harrison, Joe Strummer, Johnny Ramone, and additional partnerships with Traveling Wilburys, Elizabeth Taylor, Leon Russell and Buddy Holly, as well as the introduction of the Dark Horse Sounds wellness music series.