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Recorded and released init was Harrison's first solo work after the break-up of the Beatles in April that year, and his third solo album overall. It includes the hit singles " My Sweet Lord " and " What Is Life ", as well as songs such as " Isn't It a Pity " and the title track that had been turned down for inclusion on releases by the Beatles. All Things Must Pass introduced Harrison's signature sound, the slide guitarand the spiritual themes that would be present throughout his subsequent solo work.
The original vinyl release consisted of two LPs of songs and a third disc of informal jams, titled Apple Jam. Several commentators interpret Barry Feinstein 's album cover photo, showing Harrison surrounded by four garden gnomes, as a statement on his independence from the Beatles.
Production began at London's Abbey Road Studios in Maywith extensive overdubbing and mixing continuing through October. The sessions produced a double album's worth of extra material, most of which remains unissued. All Things Must Pass was critically and Take 26 Rough Mix 1 - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass Sessions successful on release, with long stays at number 1 on charts around the world.
The album was co-produced by Phil Spector and employs his Wall of Sound production technique to notable effect; Ben Gerson of Rolling Stone described the sound as " WagnerianBrucknerianthe music of mountain tops and vast horizons". During the final year of his life, Harrison oversaw a successful reissue campaign to Take 26 Rough Mix 1 - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass Sessions the 30th anniversary of the album's release.
After this reissue, in Marchthe Recording Industry Association of America certified the album six-times platinum. Once back in London, and with his compositions continually overlooked for inclusion on releases by the Beatles,   Harrison found creative fulfilment in extracurricular projects that, in the words of his musical biographer, Simon Leng, served as an "emancipating force" from the restrictions imposed on him in the band.
Harrison first discussed the possibility of making a solo album of his unused songs during the ill-tempered Get Back sessions, held at Twickenham Film Studios in January Spector first Take 26 Rough Mix 1 - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass Sessions Harrison's stockpile of unreleased compositions early inwhen visiting his recently purchased home, Friar Park.
According to Leng, All Things Must Pass represents the completion of Harrison's "musical-philosophical circle", in which his —68 immersion in Indian music found a Western equivalent in gospel music. On the original LP 's third disc, entitled Apple Jamfour of the five tracks — "Out of the Blue", "Plug Me In", "I Remember Jeep" and "Thanks for the Pepperoni" — are improvised instrumentals built around minimal chord changes,  or in the case of "Out of the Blue", a single-chord riff.
The only vocal selection on Apple Jam is "It's Johnny's Birthday", sung to the tune of Cliff Richard 's hit " Congratulations ", and recorded as a gift from Harrison to Lennon to mark the latter's 30th birthday. Aside from the seventeen compositions Shakalaka - Paul Motian with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano - Motian In Tokyo on discs one and two of the original album,  Harrison recorded at least twenty other songs — either in demo form for Spector's benefit, just before recording got officially under way in late May, or as outtakes from the sessions.
Also from this performance were two tracks that Harrison returned to in later years. Harrison recorded the following compositions during the All Things Must Pass sessions but they have never received an official release: . The precise line-up of contributing musicians is open to conjecture. De Mille aspect". For contractual reasons, on UK pressings of All Things Must PassClapton's participation on the first two discs of the album remained unacknowledged for many years,   although he was listed among the musicians appearing on the Apple Jam disc in Britain.
The date for Take 26 Rough Mix 1 - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass Sessions run-through of songs for Spector, at Abbey Road Studios, is generally thought to have been 20 Maythe same day as the Let It Be film's world premiere,  with recording sessions beginning on 26 May. According to authors Chip Madinger and Mark Easter, the majority of these backing tracks were taped on 8-track at Abbey Road, with the first batch of sessions taking place from late May through to the second week of June.
Although Harrison had estimated in a New York radio interview that the solo album would take no more than eight weeks to complete,   recording, overdubbing and mixing on All Things Must Pass lasted for five months, until late October. In Spector's absence, Harrison had completed the album's backing tracks and preliminary overdubs by 12 August.
John Barham's orchestrations were recorded during the next phase of the album's production,  starting in early September, along with many further contributions from Harrison, such as his lead vocals, slide guitar parts and multi-tracked backing vocals the latter credited to "the George O'Hara-Smith Singers".
Anyone can be a perfectionist. He was beyond that On 28 October, Harrison and Boyd arrived in New York, where he and Spector carried out final preparation for the album's release, such as sequencing. Harrison commissioned Tom Wilkes Pain In The Moon - Suicide Theory - And Our Black Wounds Still Remains Silence. design a hinged box in which to house the three vinyl discs, rather than have them packaged in a triple gatefold cover.
You needed arms like an orang-utan to carry half a dozen. The stark black-and-white cover photo was taken on the main lawn at Friar Park  by Wilkes' Camouflage Productions partner, Barry Feinstein. Apple included a poster with the album, showing Harrison in a darkened corridor of his home, standing in front Самосожжение - Целибат - Σοφια an iron-framed window.
EMI and its US counterpart, Capitol Recordshad originally scheduled the album for release in Octoberand advance promotion began in September.
All Things Must Pass was number 1 on the UK's official albums chart for eight weeks, although untilchart records incorrectly stated that it had peaked at number 4.
All Things Must Pass was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America on 17 December  and it has since been certified six times platinum. All Things Must Pass received almost universal critical acclaim on release  — as much for the music and lyrical content as for the fact that, of all the former Beatles, it was the work of supposed junior partner George Harrison.
Ben Gerson of Rolling Stone deemed All Things Must Pass "both an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, a triumph over artistic modesty" and referenced the three-record set as an "extravaganza of piety and sacrifice and joy, whose sheer magnitude and ambition may dub it the War and Peace of rock and roll". Melody Maker ' s Richard Williams summed up the surprise many felt at Harrison's apparent transformation: All Things Must Passhe said, provided "the rock equivalent of the shock felt by pre-war moviegoers when Garbo first opened her mouth in a talkie : Garbo talks!
This is a release that shouldn't be missed. An album that sounded contemporary in was viewed as dated and faddish later in the decade. Among Harrison's biographers, Simon Leng views All Things Must Pass as a "paradox of an album": as eager as Harrison was to break free from his identity as a Beatle, Leng suggests, many of the songs document the " Kafkaesque chain of events" of life within the band and so added to the "mythologized history" he was looking to escape.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release, Harrison supervised a remastered edition of All Things Must Passwhich was issued in Januaryless than a year before his death from cancer at the age of With Harrison undertaking extensive promotional work, the reissue was a critical and commercial success.
All songs written by George Harrisonexcept where noted. Sides three and four were combined as tracks 1—9, followed by the reordered Apple Jam tracks, for which all participants are believed to now be credited as composers also. The following musicians are either credited on the reissue of All Things Must Pass  or are acknowledged as having contributed after subsequent research: .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album. For other uses, see All Things Must Pass disambiguation. For jam made from apples, see apple jam and apple sauce. George Harrison. I went to George's Friar Park He had literally hundreds of songs and each one was better than the rest. He had all this emotion built up when it was released to me. That was the great thing about [the Beatles] splitting up: to be able to go off and make my own record And also to be able to record with all these new people, which was like a breath of fresh air.
You could feel after the first few sessions that it was going to be a great album. But it was the first record And anybody who's familiar with Phil [Spector]'s work — it was like Cinemascope sound.
Music should be used for the perception of God, not jitterbugging. George Harrison confronted the breakup head-on, with the graceful, philosophical All Things Must Pass. A series of elegies, dream sequences, and thoughts on the limits of idealism, it is arguably the most fully realized solo statement from any of the Beatles.
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