[The following is Dhani’s introduction to The Apple Years box set, typed up from the hard bound book(let) that comes with the set.]
"Whilst doing the remaster of All Things Must Pass in mid-2000 my father turned to me and flippantly said, as he often did, ‘One day you’re gonna have to finish all this.’
'Not if you're here to finish it,' I replied. He smiled.
Thirteen years after his death we have finally put the ‘ducks in a row’ and are proud to present you, the listener, with his first six solo albums, George Harrison: The Apple Years.
Firstly, I would like to thank all of the lovely people who have helped us protect and honour my father’s music since we started doing what he asked me to do, nearly a decade and a half ago.
It has been my greatest honour musically and spiritually to be entrusted the care of my father’s musical legacy. I hope that you, ‘the audience’, enjoy all of the care and detail we as a family have put into every aspect of the content. Not only have I learned about myself from this service, I have learned more about my father than he would have ever dared tell me.
Although I’m sad that he’s not here to see it, I’m equally happy that I’ve reached the place where I am now.
So here it is, the final piece of the puzzle: George Harrison: The Apple Years.