Dark Horse and EMI Recorded Music are proud to announce the release
of Brainwashed, the long-awaited
George Harrison studio album which he was working
on up until two months before he died in 2001.
by George, Jeff Lynne and
Dhani Harrison, the album
features eleven new Harrison compositions and one cover.
we started working on the album, George and Dhani had collaborated
extensively on pre-production. We started working on the album
in 1999" Jeff
Lynne explains. "George would come
round my house and he'd always have a new song with him. He would
strum them on a guitar or ukulele. The songs just knocked me out."
is the first release of new Harrison material since the 1987
multi-platinum album Cloud Nine.
Dhani and Jeff Lynne spent much of this year completing the
final work on the album. "George
constantly talked about how he wanted the album to sound,"
Jeff adds, "and there was always
that spiritual energy that went into the lyrics as well as
Munns, Vice Chairman of EMI Recorded Music said: "EMI
is thrilled to have this new affiliation with Dark Horse. George
Harrison is an absolutely legendary artist and this is an extraordinary
record and a testament to his genius. We are proud to offer this
album to the world."
addition to lead and backing vocals, Brainwashed features
GEORGE HARRISON on
electric and acoustic guitars (including slide & dobro),
ukulele, bass and keyboards. Jeff
Lynne plays bass, piano, guitars and keyboards
and supplies backing vocals. Dhani
Harrison plays electric and acoustic guitars,
Wurlitzer and contributes backing vocals.
musicians featured on Brainwashed include drummer Jim
Keltner who plays on seven tracks and Mike
Moran and Marc Mann
on keyboards. Ray Cooper
plays drums on one track, while 'Between
The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' features Jools
Holland (piano) and his band including Joe
Brown (acoustic rhythm guitar) and Herbie
Flowers (bass & tuba).
The song 'Brainwashed' includes
Bikram Ghosh (tabla),
Jon Lord (piano), Sam
Brown (backing vocals) and Jane