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‘My Sweet Lord’ to be rereleased in memory of George Harrison

The Associated Press
Saturday December 08, 2001

LONDON — George Harrison’s 1971 hit, “My Sweet Lord,” is reportedly going to be rereleased as a tribute to the former Beatle, who died last week. 

The British news agency Press Association on Friday quoted an unidentified source at EMI Records as saying the company plans to reissue the track and donate the proceeds to an undetermined charity. 

No date has been set for the release, Press Association said. Representatives from EMI did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. 

“My Sweet Lord” was the first No. 1 song for any of the Beatles following their breakup. The song, from Harrison’s biggest album, “All Things Must Pass,” was one of the most successful releases of his career. 

It includes references to the Hare Krishna faith and a section of their mantra. Harrison was a devotee of Hare Krishna for much of his life. 

The hit later drew Harrison into a lawsuit, which he lost, by the copyright owner of “He’s So Fine,” a track by the Chiffons. 

Harrison died Nov. 29 at the age 58 from cancer.