|All Things Must Pass - Front Cover||All Things Must Pass - Inside Box Lid|
|All Things Must Pass - Inner Sleeve||All Things Must Pass - Vinyl Label|
|Catalogue No.||STCH 639|
|Country of origin||England|
|Release date||30th November 1970|
|Total time||1 hour 46 minutes|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||George's third album release, and first triple L.P. box set, and most importantly, first album chart entry.
Credited to George Harrison.
Drums and percussion :
Bass Guitar :
Pedal Steel Guitar :
Tenor Saxophone :
Rhythm Guitars and percussion :
Tea, sympathy, and tambourine :
Produced by George Harrison and Phil Spector
The album was a monumental work for George that attracted some legendary players to the sessions that officially began on May 26th 1970. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was George's only former bandmate to attend, along with Apple artist Billy Preston on organ, long-time Beatles collaborator Klaus Voorman on bass, Apple group Badfinger, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and an uncredited appearance by a teenaged Phil Collins.
Although Clapton's work went uncredited on U.K. editions of the boxed set for contractual reasons, his name did appear on the U.S. version and is rightfully restored worldwide on the anniversary edition C.D. The other point of interest with Eric is that "All Things Must Pass" has the recording debut of "Derek and the Dominoes", as all the group appear together (Clapton, Whitlock, Radle and Gordon).
Phil Collins, who would unofficially join the band Genesis in September 1970, allegedly plays congas on "The Art Of Dying" according to Harrison's recollections thirty years later.
"All Things Must Pass" is also unique for the all-star "Apple Jam" that occupied both sides of the third LP in the boxed set. Consisting of five tracks that were recorded during the course of the album sessions, they were sequenced to accommodate the time-lengths of the vinyl sides.
This original release is a triple L.P. which sold for £4:19s:6d which was double the normal single L.P. price.
On 26th December 1970 the album entered the chart at number 13, eventually peaking at no.4 on 30th January where it stayed for five weeks.
Allegedly in 2006 the official chart company found data that showed the album hit number 1 for 8 weeks.
"All Things Must Pass" has sold more than three million copies worldwide.
Other tracks recorded at these sessions which run through to August 1970 include :
Bootlegs of "All Things Must Pass" Sessions.
The best bootlegs of "All Things Must Pass" sessions that I have are :
|I'd Have You Anytime||Harrison-Dylan||Based on a lyric Bob Dylan gave to George to set to music at his home in Woodstock in November 1968||02:57|
|My Sweet Lord||Harrison||George's first solo single, and the first number 1 by a solo ex-Fab.
See My Sweet Lord for full detail.
|Wah-Wah||Harrison||Written in January 1969, during the "Let It Be" filming when George had walked out||05:35|
|Isn't It A Pity
|Harrison||George likened this to "Hey Jude", and it is only a few seconds shorter.||07:08|
|What Is Life||Harrison||Actually written for Billy Preston whilst on his way to Olympic Studios, London where
George was producing his album "Encouraging Words". But Billy never recorded the song.
George's second solo single in the States, but not released here.
See What Is Life for full detail of George's release.
Later a third big hit for Olivia Newton-John, March 1972.
|If Not For You||Dylan||Dylan's song from his "New Morning" album.
A debut big hit in the U.K. for Olivia Newton-John, March 1971.
|Behind That Locked Door||Harrison||An uplifting song, banishing tears||03:05|
|Let It Down||Harrison||A religious experience||04:57|
|Run Of The Mill||Harrison||An essay on karma||02:51|
|Beware Of Darkness||Harrison||"Beware Of Darkness" warns against maya, the material world's wonderwall of illusion.||03:48|
|Apple Scruffs||Harrison||George's tribute to those fanatical Beatlemaniacs who literally lived on the steps of Apple's London headquarters.||03:04|
|Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp
(Let It Roll)
|Harrison||An olde English ballad dedicated to the architect and lawyer who built George's castle in Henley.||03:46|
|Awaiting On You All||Harrison||In this song George seems to agree with his friends in the Krishna movement that the best way to avoid distraction is by "chanting the names of the Lord"||02:45|
|All Things Must Pass||Harrison||"All Things Must Pass" advises a resigned attitude toward external events and was originally written in 1968, and recorded by The Beatles during the "Let It Be" sessions.||03:44|
|I Dig Love||Harrison||Extolling love||04:54|
|Art Of Dying||Harrison||A comment on reincarnation, this was actually written way back in 1966, but George never considered it for The Beatles as the theme was too "way-out".||03:37|
|Isn't It A Pity
|Harrison||A different and shorter version than that of side 1.||04:45|
|Hear Me Lord||Harrison||A prayer||05:48|
|Original Jam :|
|Out Of The Blue||Harrison||George and Dave Mason with "Derek and the Dominoes" and many others.||11:13|
|It's Johnny's Birthday||Harrison||Recorded by George and Ringo in August 1970, this was "presented" to John on his 30th
Birthday on October 9th 1970.
It incorporates a snatch of "Congratulations"
|Plug Me In||Harrison||Features three electric guitars played by George, Eric and Dave Mason !||03:18|
|I Remember Jeep||Harrison||"Jeep" was a dog owned by Eric Clapton, which had been stolen.||08:05|
|Thanks For The Pepperoni||Harrison||George and Dave Mason with "Derek and the Dominoes".||05:32|
18th May 1987 a double C.D. was first issued on catalogue number CDS 7 46688 8 with no bonus tracks.
Their are two versions of this issue, and the one with the Applo logo included, is worth double the other.
22nd January 2001 a new re-mastered, re-mixed double C.D. AND a new triple album box set is released.
For full details of this release see All Things Must Pass - Remastered Edition
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