The full length album, 'Brainwashed', comes out in November...

A posthumous George Harrison album is to be released later this year, NME.COM can reveal.

‘Brainwashed’, will be released on November 18 and consists of material he was working on up until two months before he died of cancer in 2001. The album is his first of new material since 1987's ‘Cloud Nine’.

The record has been produced by George, Jeff Lynne and his son Dhani Harrison, and features eleven new George Harrison compositions and one cover.

Speaking about the album, Jeff Lynne said: "Before we started working on the album, George Harrison and Dhani had collaborated extensively on pre-production. George Harrison 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.

"George Harrison constantly talked about how he wanted the album to sound and there was always that spiritual energy that went into the lyrics as well as the music."

A final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Sinead O'Connor says Band Aid 30 critics should 'shut the fuck up'
Ed Sheeran announces second Wembley Stadium gig
Morrissey forced to abandon encore at German gig following stage invasion – watch
Wolf Alice announce Spring 2015 tour
James Blake to release new single '200 Press' and poem - listen
AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes bizarre court appearance in New Zealand
Rihanna denies reported album announcement details
Jimmy Page cites performing with Leona Lewis as his greatest achievement outside of Led Zeppelin
St Vincent's 'St Vincent' named NME's Album Of The Year 2014
Killer Mike rails against Ferguson verdict in emotive pre-gig speech - watch
Pulled Apart By Horses share cover of Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everyone' - listen
Seasick Steve announces new album 'Sonic Soul Surfer' and UK tour
Metallica to headline Reading and Leeds 2015, Jamie T and Run The Jewels also on the bill
Kurt Cobain documentary executive produced by Frances Bean set for 2015
Paramore's Hayley Williams duets with former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams - watch
Retailers and independent labels call for weekly worldwide album release day to be Monday
The Libertines decline to comment on Glastonbury rumours
Hop Farm promoter Vince Power wins High Court case against PRS following live music ban
Prince deletes his social media accounts and removes videos from YouTube
Justin Bieber named highest-earning entertainer under 30 by Forbes
Caribou and Patti Smith added to Field Day 2015 line-up
O2 Priority tickets for System Of A Down, Of Mice And Men and more available tomorrow

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM