This compilation acts like a soundtrack and companion piece to the critically acclaimed documentary film about George, Living In The Material World.
Most of the ten songs are from his classic debut. Early takes and demos
are what they are, minus the bells and whistles of the Phil Spector
production; there are no horns on songs like Awaiting On YouAll and All Things Must Pass. My Sweet Lord is played with a slower drum beat, no slide guitar. Run Of The Mill
is probably my favorite solo song of his, and this demo is short of two
minutes, but it sounds magnificent; it's just one display of George's
knack for creating unique but emotionally grabbing melodies. Above all, his voice sounded remarkable. The cover
of Dylan's Mama You've Been On My Mind is the highlight of this
very short collection, which leaves me wanting more. But this being only
the first volume, I'm sure we'll get to hear much more exciting
unreleased stuff in the future.
P.S. Producer, Giles Martin, provides a track-by-track breakdown [link].