GEORGE HARRISON All Things Must Pass (2001) (RMST) (EXTRA TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
GEORGE HARRISON All Things Must Pass (2001) (RMST) (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (EXTRA TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
All Things Must Pass (2001) (RMST) (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (EXTRA TRACKS)
ALL THINGS MUST PASS is a 1970 album by George Harrison, recorded and released after the break-up of The Beatles. The original vinyl release featured two LPs of rock songs, while the third LP, titled APPLE JAM, was composed of informal jams led by Harrison with musician friends and famous musicians.
ALL THINGS MUST PASS lead single "My Sweet Lord" proved an enormously popular recording, reaching #1 worldwide, and earned Harrison a copyright infringement suit from the publishers of The Chiffonss 1963 hit "Hes So Fine" a grievance that would not be settled for years. A judge later found that Harrison had unintentionally copied the earlier song and this prompted Harrison to later write "This Song". He also bought the publishing rights to "Hes So Fine" to prevent future suits. The album itself reached #1 in the U.K. for eight weeks, and spent seven weeks at the top in the U.S., where it was certified six times platinum, making ALL THINGS MUST PASS Harrisons most commercially successful and generally best-loved album.
Produced by Phil Spector, whose expansive, majestic arrangements and sonic flourishes suit Harrisons songs perfectly, ALL THINGS MUST PASS eclipses everything the other Beatles recorded at the time (excepting John Lennons PLASTIC ONO BAND). This sprawling double record gives the impression of Harrison being uncorked and pouring forth all of the songs and ideas edged out by Lennon and McCartney during the Beatles years.
The title and the original melancholic black and white cover photo match the mood of the music, which brims with an armchair wisdom, and the weary, disillusioned air that permeated the early 70s in the counter-cultural wake. Yet the album also boasts an abiding sense of spirituality and tenacious optimism, as on the "Isnt It a Pity," a compassionate study of human suffering. "What Is Life" and "Awaiting on You All" continue these themes, but Spectors bright pop polish lends a counterweight, making the record feel light and deeply personal at once. Despite some lengthy, formless jams, as on the 11-minute-plus "Out of the Blue," ALL THINGS MUST PASS stands among the great records of the early 70s.
Personnel: George Harrison (vocals, guitar); Sam Brown (vocals); Dhani Harrison (acosutic guitar, Fender Rhodes piano, background vocals); Badfinger (guitar, percussion); Dave Mason, Eric Clapton (guitar); Pete Drake (pedal steel guitar); Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone); Jim Price (trumpet); Billy Preston, Gary Wright, Bobby Whitlock, Gary Brooker (keyboards); Carl Radle, Klaus Voorman (bass); Ringo Starr, Alan White, Jim Gordon (drums, percussion); Ray Cooper, Mal Evans (tambourine).
Engineers: Ken Scott, Philip McDonald & Ken Scott.
Digitally remastered by Jon Astley.
1. Id Have You Anytime - 3:00
2. My Sweet Lord - 4:43
3. Wah-Wah - 5:39
4. Isnt It a Pity? - 7:13
5. What Is Life - 4:27
6. If Not for You - 3:33
7. Behind That Locked Door - 3:10
8. Let It Down - 5:01
9. Run of the Mill - 2:52
10. I Live for You - 3:37 (EXTRA TRACK)
11. Beware of Darkness - 3:22 (EXTRA TRACK)
12. Let It Down - 3:55 (EXTRA TRACK)
13. What Is Life - 4:27 (EXTRA TRACK)
14. My Sweet Lord  - 4:57 (EXTRA TRACK)
15. Beware of Darkness - 3:52
16. Apple Scruffs - 3:09
17. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) - 3:52
18. Awaiting on You All - 2:50
19. All Things Must Pass - 3:47
20. I Dig Love - 5:00
21. Art of Dying - 3:43
22. Isnt It a Pity? [Version Two] - 4:51
23. Hear Me Lord - 6:00
24. Its Johnnys Birthday - :49 (APPLE JAM)
25. Plug Me In - 3:19 (APPLE JAM)
26. I Remember Jeep - 8:09 (APPLE JAM)
27. Thanks for the Pepperoni - 5:32 (APPLE JAM)
28. Out of the Blue - 11:16 (APPLE JAM)