Pro-Ject launches George Harrison turntable to celebrate the late musician's 74th birthday

George Harrison fans are in for a treat next month. To celebrate what would have been the late Beatles' 74th birthday, a whole load of commemorative gear is launching, including a vinyl box set of his albums and an extended version of his book. But taking pride of place is this limited edition George Harrison turntable from Pro-Ject.

Called the George Harrison Essential III, it was designed by California-based design agency Studio Number One, and is based on a 2014 art-print litograph designed for the Harrisons by artist Shepard Fairey. It's limited to 2,500 units worldwide.

Want one? It'll cost you £429. You can pre-order it here.

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And what better to play on your George Harrison turntable than all 12 of Harrison's studio albums, plus his Live in Japan album and a 12in picture disc singles of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set on You?

For the first time, they're all collected in a George Harrison box set.

Each record features an exact replica of the original release's tracklisting and artwork, and each is 180g heavyweight vinyl housed in a high-quality two-piece rigid slipcase box.

The re-masters were taken from the original analogue tapes, and were cut at the legendary Capitol Studios in LA.

It costs £455.99 and is available to pre-order now.

Finally, Harrison's autobiography I Me Mine is also being reissued. Originally published in 1980, it recounts his upbringing in Liverpool, early Beatlemania and Harrison's spirituality and philosophy. This is an extended version, running to a mammoth 632 pages, and includes song lyrics and previously unpublished photographs.

I Me Mine is also available to pre-order now, and costs £25.99.

All three items will ship on 24th February, which would have been Harrison's 74th birthday.

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Joe Svetlik

Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.