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George HarrisonDark Horse

Label:Apple Records – PAS 10008, Apple Records – 0C 064-05774
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Hari's On Tour (Express)
BassMax Bennett
DrumsJohn Guerin
EngineerPhil "Angel" McDonald*
HornsTom Scott
Music ByGeorge Harrison
PerformerL.A. Express*
PianoRoger Kellaway
4:40
A2Simply Shady
BassMax Bennett
DrumsJohn Guerin
EngineerPhil "Angel" McDonald*
HornsTom Scott
PerformerL.A. Express*
PianoRoger Kellaway
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
4:34
A3So Sad
BassWillie Weeks
EngineerPhilip McDonald*
Guitar, Performer [Other Things]George Harison*
PianoNicky Hopkins
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
4:55
A4Bye Bye, Love
Composed ByFelice & Boudleaux Bryant*
Drum MachineRhythm Ace (5)
Lyrics By [Parody Lyric Added By]George Harrison
Performer [Everything Else], Engineer [Engineer Breakdown]George*
4:03
A5Māya Love
BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
Electric PianoBilly Preston
EngineerPhil McDonald
Engineer [Enginearly]John Henry "Smith"*
Engineer [Second]Kumar Shankar
GuitarGeorge*
HornsTom Scott
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
4:20
B1Ding Dong, Ding Dong
BassKlaus Voormannn*
DrumsJim*, Ringo*
GuitarGeorge*, Mick Jones (2)
HornsTom Scott
Other [Spirit]Sir Frank Crisp
PianoGary Wright
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
3:37
B2Dark Horse
Backing Vocals [Ooohhs]Lon And Derek Van Eaton*
BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
Electric PianoBilly Preston
EngineerNorm Kinney
GuitarGeorge*, Robben Ford
HihatJim Keltner
Performer [Crochet]Emil Richards
Performer [Trinidad Blissed Out]Olivia Arias
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
3:52
B3Far East Man
BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
Electric PianoBilly Preston
GuitarGeorge Harrison
HornsTom Scott
Words ByGeorge Harrison
5:47
B4It Is "He" (Jai Sri Krishna)
BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAndy Newmark
Guitar, Drum [Gub-Gubi], Synthesizer [Moog]George*
PianoBilly Preston
Wobble BoardEmil Richards
Words By, Music ByGeorge Harrison
4:44
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Notes

Contains an illustrated inner sleeve with credits as well as a separate insert with lyrics.

On cover:
All glories to Sri Krishna
℗ 1974 EMI Records Limited
Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

On inner sleeve:
Recorded at F.P.S.H.O.T.U.K. [A1, A2]
A+M Studio [B2]
F.P.S.H.O.T. [Remaining tracks]

Track A4: "Pattie + Eric Clapton" are credited but they are not performing on the album. This was a joke added by Harrison as a reference to his ex-wife Pattie Boyd leaving him for Eric Clapton.

Tom Scott and L.A. Express appear through the courtesy of Ode Records, Inc.
Billy Preston and Lon & Dereck Van Eaton appear through the courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Alvin Lee appears through the courtesy of CBS Records (outside of U.S. and Canada, he appears through the courtesy of Chrysalis Records)
Eric Clapton appears through the courtesy of RSO Records
Nicky Hopkins appears through the courtesy of Mercury Records

Thanks to: Tennis O'Brian, Chuck Cassell, Clare Casel, Bhaskar, Ted Doran, Jack Katz, Johnathan Clyde, Derek Taylor and Sripad Maharaj, Doreen Dahl.
G&L

On insert:
© 1974 Oops Publishing Ltd. [A1, A2, A5 to B4]
© 1973 Harrisongs Limited [A3]
© 1957 Acuff Rose Music Ltd. (Parody lyrics added by George Harrison and permission to use given for this album only) [A4]
G&L

On labels:
An Apple Record
An EMI Recording
Recorded in England except [track B2] recorded in USA.

℗ 1974 EMI Records Limited
Made in Gt Britain

Runouts are stamped, apart from the ‘SMAS-1-3418-Z12’ bit, which is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): YEX 941
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): YEX 942
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): SMAS-1-3418-ZIL YEX 941 - 2 U RL 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): SMAS-2-3418-ZIL YEX 942 - 2 U OR 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): SMAS-1-3418-ZI2 YEX 941 - 2 U AP 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): SMAS-2-3418-ZI2 YEX 942 - 2 U OM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): SMAS-1-3418-ZI2 YEX 941 - 2 U GD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): SMAS-2-3418-ZI2 YEX 942 - 2 U MR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): SMAS-1-3418-ZI2 YEX 941 - 2 U VH 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): SMAS-2-3418-ZI2 YEX 942 - 2 U HT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): SMAS-1-3418-ZI2 YEX 941 - 2 U AG 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): SMAS-2-3418-ZI2 YEX 942 - 2 U GP 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): SMAS-1-3418-Z12 YEX 941-2U OR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): SMAS-2-3418-Z12 YEX 942-2U PR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): SMAS-1-3418-Z12 YEX 941-2U AL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): SMAS-2-3418-Z12 YEX 942-2U PR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): SMAS-1-3418-Z12 YEX 941-2U GL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): SMAS-2-3418-Z12 YEX 942-2U OG 2

Other Versions (5 of 104)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Dark Horse (LP, Album, Gatefold)Apple RecordsSMAS-3418US1974
Dark Horse (LP, Album, Stereo)Apple RecordsSMAS-3418Canada1974
Dark Horse (Cassette, Album)Apple Records4XW 3418US1974
Dark Horse (8-Track Cartridge, Album)Apple Records, Apple Records8XW-3418, 8XW 3418US1974
Dark Horse (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)Apple Records5C 062-05774Netherlands1974

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  • stanmore's avatar
    stanmore
    First uk and as usual, a real great sounding album - precise, deep and punchy
    • Anthem68's avatar
      Anthem68
      Just got myself a first UK pressing and it’s a game changer! This album sounds amazing if you get a good copy. It’s definitely “different” because of George’s voice change due to heavy touring and some extra-curricular “fun”, but the band rocks and has soul and so does George! If you have the recent reissue, put it aside and get a real good original pressing and you will rediscover this album and hear just how great it is :) I’m so glad I did!
      • KuppaKinks's avatar
        KuppaKinks
        My copy is the same UK version but with a small round silver sticker "X pathé marconi" beside the references PAS 10008 stereo
        OC 064.05774. Also, there is no second inner sleeve with the lyrics but it could be lost : it was a second hand record.
        • eatsam's avatar
          eatsam
          Edited 8 years ago
          My side 1 matrix runout ends with 1 U - anyone knows about this?
          The full matrix on my record is :
          Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched / stamped): SMAS-1-3418-ZIL YEX 941 - 1 U II 1 (not sure about II1)
          Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched / stamped): SMAS-2-3418-ZIL YEX 942 - 2 U LG 5

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