180g Vinyl Pressing of 1968 Solo Debut Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes and Cut at Capitol Studios
While it's generally accepted that George Harrison bloomed late as a Beatles songwriter, there's no denying it was worth the wait. The release of All Things Must Pass, in 1970, was like unstopping a bottle. An ambitious triple-album, it set the template for the nine studio albums that would follow. But Harrison's solo career really started two years earlier, with the release of the soundtrack to the 1968 psychedelic Jane Birkin vehicle Wonderwall. While Harrison was stockpiling material that would appear on All Things Must Pass, he was also indulging a taste for the experimental, marrying Mellotron with world music strains on Wonderwall Music.
Released in November 1968, Wonderwall Music served as not only the first solo effort issued out of The Beatles camp but also the first by Apple Records. The predominantly instrumental album is an intricate, vibrant tapestry of Western rock music and compositions in an Indian classical style. George recalled, "I decided to do it as a mini-anthology of Indian music, because I wanted to help turn the public on to Indian music." Acclaimed musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawney has said that, "The album was a film soundtrack but as a standalone vision it embraces a glorious multiverse of sonorous vignettes like nothing I've ever heard. It speaks of a fearless heart."