New Music Friday: George Harrison Box Set, David Bowie, and More

By: Maura O'Malley

February 24, 2017

Today’s New Music Friday is all about celebrating some goodies you already know, from George Harrison classics to newer releases from David Bowie.

Just in time for George Harrison’s birthday, George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set was released today, and this is one extensive collection (think: all of Harrison’s solo stuff in one). Specifically, it includes the iconic Live in Japan album, two 12” single picture discs of “Got My Mind Set On You” and “When We Was Fab,” in addition to all twelve studio albums.

Preview the box set below:

It’s been a good week for Bowie fans. Earlier this week, Bowie posthumously received two Brit Awards. Now, after its digital release last month, David Bowie’s No Plan is available on CD today. Fans can get their vinyl on with its standard release in April, and a white vinyl edition will be available late-May. Revisit the title track below.

As for Leonard Cohen, a new video for “Traveling Light,” a track off 2016’s You Want It Darker, was released this week.

You Want It Darker collaborator Sammy Slabbinck worked with Cohen’s son Adam to create the memorial video for the track. Slabbinck took to Facebook to share details on the project, sharing:

“With the excellent guidance of Adam Cohen I had the honour of making this video, a combination of archival & previously unseen footage, for one of Leonard Cohen’s last masterpieces: ‘Traveling Light.’ As a lifelong fan myself I created a memorial video to commemorate the man ‘who was born with the gift of a golden voice.’ RIP LC.”

See the powerful, never-before-seen footage of Cohen below.