George Harrison Box Set Wins Grammy

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition (Capitol/UMe) was a big winner Sunday night (April 3), taking the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

The award for the box set- released in celebration of five decades of the legendary songwriter and musician’s transformational and timeless masterpiece– was accepted at the ceremony by George’s widow, Olivia Harrison, who collaborated on the artwork and unique packaging with her son, Dhani Harrison, and art director Darren Evans. All Things Must Pass previously received a 1972 Grammy Award nomination for “Album of the Year” while the #1 single, “My Sweet Lord” earned a Grammy nod for “Record of the Year.” The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014.

“This is the 50th anniversary of this record and I guess it’s here to stay. It’s here for you, this music is filled with hope and compassion and healing and rock and roll,” said Olivia Harrison. “I want to thank the support of Universal, Paul Hicks for remixing this epic album, David Zonshine, Rachel Cooper, Darren Evans for his design work, but really Dhani Harrison, my son, for the respect and love he’s always showed his father and the attention he’s given to his father’s music and career and legacy.”

Housed in a wooden crate, the box set includes completely remixed versions of the original tapes.  Also included: original album, demos, and outtakes in a variety of formats, including on eight 180-gram LPs, five CDs, and one Blu-Ray disc, which allows one to experience the main album in high-res stereo, enveloping 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos mixes.

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