Dark Horse Records now streaming

Two man band Splinter was the first group George signed to his Dark Horse Records label. Their albums for the label are now available from streaming services.

Dark Horse Records is George Harrison’s own record label, which he started in 1974. He signed several performers and groups to the label and released their albums and singles for a while in the seventies. Lately, Harrison’s son Dhani has revived the label, and new artists and releases have since appeared.

The seventies back catalogue has now been made available to streaming services, in remastered 2022 editions of the albums. Link here.

Here is a Spotify playlist, which seems to keep being added to.

From 1974 to 1978 the label released records from the following artists and groups:

  • Ravi Shankar
  • Attitudes, a Los Angeles band
  • Splinter, a South Shields duo
  • The Stairsteps, a Chicago soul vocal group
  • R&B vocalist Keni Burke, a former member of the Stairsteps
  • Henry McCullough, formerly guitarist with Joe Cocker and Wings
  • Jiva, a California band

4 Responses

  1. Brian Hunt says:

    This is fabulous news – at long last, amid the modern detritus sullying the label, people can hear the original Dark Horse artists George signed, loved and supported (who weren’t called Ravi)!

    Check out Splinter’s “The Place I Love” – a hugely underrated album of Bill Elliott’s and Bob Purvis’ songs, despite featuring George playing on (and producing) every track.

  2. Rick says:

    I just bought on Record Store Day the Ravi single “I Am Missing You”

  3. Steve says:

    Would like to purchase the CD format of the Splinter albums if you made them available ^ include Cd insert with info.

  4. Splinter’s Harder to Live is one of my top five favourite albums of all time. I cannot just play one song on it; it’s always both sides of the elpee.

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