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Quite possibly the most complete and pristine looking fan-shot footage of George Harrison live in concert has made its way online. YouTuber “AdamBound,” who’s been known in Beatles circles for uncovering and posting some pretty rare, if not, never-before-seen footage on the site, has unveiled nearly-30 minutes of Harrison’s December 4th, 1974 afternoon show at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. The footage also includes tunes by bandmates Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, and Tom Scott.

“AdamBound” posted: “I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. This features some of the only footage of ‘Hari’s On Tour,’ ‘Something,’ ‘Maya Love,’ and some others. There are many songs captured here! The songs ‘Dispute & Violence,’ ‘Tom Cat,’ ‘Nothing From Nothing,’ and ‘Outta Space’ are missing from the original audience recording of this show; so I have used audio from Los Angeles and Toronto.”

George Harrison explained that the rock press didn’t do him any favors when reviewing the shows on the 1974 North American tour: “I think the public were just — didn’t know what was happening, it was too much for them. Although, the public as a whole enjoyed it. It was always standing ovations — even for the Indian section. But they got on my case, the press — some of them anyway. And I don’t know if I learned anything from that; it would probably be never to go on tour again.”

The tracklisting to the Harrison “Detroit ’74” video is:

“Hari’s On Tour (Express)”
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
“Will It Go Round In Circles” – Billy Preston
“Dispute & Violence” – Ravi Shankar
“For You Blue”
“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”
“In My Life”
“Tom Cat” – Tom Scott
“Maya Love”
“Nothing From Nothing” – Billy Preston
“Outta Space” – Billy Preston