Monday, July 28, 2008

Album of the Day #9: ALL THINGS MUST PASS - George Harrison

Title: All Things Must Pass
Artist: George Harrison
Label: Apple/Capitol/EMI
Year: 1970
Songs: I’d Have You Anytime*/My Sweet Lord/Wah-Wah/Isn’t It A Pity?/What Is Life/If Not For You**/Behind That Locked Door/Let It Down/Run Of The Mill/Beware Of Darkness/Apple Scruffs/Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)/Awaiting On You All/All Things Must Pass/I Dig Love/Art Of Dying/Isn’t It A Pity? [Version Two]/Hear Me Lord
Written By: George Harrison, except *by George Harrison & Bob Dylan and **by Bob Dylan
Apple Jam: Out Of The Blue/It’s Johnny’s Birthday/Plug Me In/I Remember Jeep/Thanks For The Pepperoni
Produced by: George Harrison and Phil Spector
Thoughts: It was way too big to be a double album…so it was a triple album! The third disc was a jam disc that contained five tracks culled from the sessions and it also lead to the genesis of Derek And The Dominoes. The two discs that are filled with songs are magnificent, so the album rightfully does hold the record for selling more than any other Beatle solo record. There are some issues, though. “I Dig Love” is a weak track and the second version of “Isn’t It A Pity?” is pretty useless. Beyond that, the remaining sixteen songs are incredible. “Run Of The Mill” is my personal favorite. If you can, you have to listen to it on an original vinyl copy, not the 2000 CD version. That way, you get to hear it the way it sounded originally, in 1970.
Rating: 9/10

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