George Harrison ‎– All Things Must Pass

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All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison. Recorded and released in 1970, the album was Harrison's first solo work since the break-up of The Beatles in April that year. The original vinyl release featured two LPs of rock songs as well as Apple Jam, a third disc of informal jams. Often credited as rock's first triple album, it was in fact the first by a single act, the multi-artist Woodstock live set having preceded it by six months.

In regards to the album's size, Harrison stated: "I didn't have many tunes on Beatles records, so doing an album like All Things Must Pass was like going to the bathroom and letting it out.

The album was critically acclaimed and, with long stays at number 1 in both the US and the UK, commercially successful. It was certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2001.

Tracklist

I'd Have You Anytime
My Sweet Lord
Wah-Wah
Isn't It A Pity (Version One)
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
Out Of The Blue
It's Johnny's Birthday
Plug Me In
I Remember Jeep
Thanks For The Pepperoni

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STCH 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(3xLP, Album + Box) Apple Records STCH 639 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2C 192-04 707/8/9 George Harrison All Things Must Pass (3xLP, Album) Apple Records 2C 192-04 707/8/9 France 1970 Sell This Version
8XWB-639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(2x8-Trk, Album) Apple Records 8XWB-639 US 1970 Sell This Version
4XW 663, 4XW-663, 4XW 664, 4XW-664, 8XW 664 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(2xCass, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records, Apple Records, Apple Records, Apple Records 4XW 663, 4XW-663, 4XW 664, 4XW-664, 8XW 664 US 1970 Sell This Version
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STCH 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(3xLP, Album, Los + Box) Apple Records STCH 639 US 1970 Sell This Version
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STCH 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(3xLP, Album, Win + Box) Apple Records STCH 639 US 1970 Sell This Version
8XW664 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(8-Trk, Album, Num) capital records distrubtors of canada ltd 8XW664 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
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SHLP-609 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(LP, Album, Unofficial) Hit Stereo SHLP-609 Taiwan 1970 Sell This Version
D 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album, "Tr) Apple Records D 639 US 1970 Sell This Version
PRC 5101, PRC-5101 George Harrison All Things Must Pass (My Sweet Lord)(3xLP, Album, Unofficial) 先鋒, 先鋒 PRC 5101, PRC-5101 Taiwan 1971 Sell This Version
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STCH 639 George Harrison All Things Must Pass(3xLP, Album + Box) Apple Records STCH 639 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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muninman

muninman

November 17, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album + Box, STCH 639

My copy, bought in late 1981, didn't include the poster. It might have been a one off mistake, or possibly they ran out?
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 28, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album + Box, STCH 639

There are several things that stand out for me on this release, some more comfortably than others. The first is that Bob Dylan co-wrote at least two tracks on this massive release while Harrison was in Woodstock, “I’d Have You Anytime” and “If Not For You,” which was an actual Dylan song. The other aspect is that the album was co-produced by Phil Spector, employing his ‘Wall Of Sound’ technique that did allow this massive opus to soar to astonishing heights, but only in certain places, at other times it is all so unnecessary.

But let’s begin with the album cover photo, where we find Harrison sitting among four garden gnomes, which pretty obviously signals Harrison’s split from the Fab Four, with the photograph being taken in Friar Park, though most interesting for me, was the intended cover shot of Harrison standing in a darkened hallway of his home in front of a window framed in decorative ironwork … though Harrison thought this to be much too dark of an image, and it was included as a poster. One should take note of the sleepy gnome in the right hand corner, certainly an image of John Lennon if you remember the song “I’m Only Sleeping.”

Harrison was supposed to have been a spiritual man on a spiritual quest, yet he seemed forever unable to employ those values, divest himself from worldly possessions such as expensive cars, drugs and jabs at his former bandmates [other than Ringo, and who can’t love Ringo?] … though religious people will immediately say that he was just a man with human flaws, and could be forgiven. That being said, the album certainly reveals how many of the great Beatle songs had been penned by Harrison. Nevertheless, we find Harrison, like Lennon and McCartney pointing fingers, stamping feet, fussing and fighting over money and control, control not just of who The Beatles were and what they’d done, but squabbling control over each other through pointed songs in a rather messy divorce; and still, Harrison could not take the higher ground. With that in mind, if you take the time to look back over the catalog of The Beatles, it’s interesting to note that Harrison never shied away from writing pointed angry negative material, just consider “Taxman” or “Think For Yourself,” where Harrison cuts to the quick without remorse or hesitation.

This album came out in the middle of the ‘One Way’ movement, the one way being that of god, with other musicians [including Dylan] other than Harrison attempting to find purpose in their lives through some sort of higher more spiritual power, and I feel that that aspect was entirely missed on this release, as most of the songs can be seen as having spiritual undertones, if not overtly so, and yet the album was embraced by the world as a masterpiece, by people who wouldn’t have purchased a christian [small c] or religious record of any sort, yet since this set of three 3 albums was released by a Beatle, it was shrouded in acceptance.

Yes, I fully realize that I’m neglecting the music over the message, but the music is merely a vehicle for the message, and it’s the message that should ‘carry the weight’ and be explored. Certainly the music and instrumentation was splendid, and why shouldn’t it be? Consider those invited to play on this collection, then consider the bitter track “Wah Wah,” a song that was encased in so many layers of sonic guitar work that it feels like three guitars fighting each other, perhaps another Freudian reference to The Beatles infighting. And on the haunting “All Things Must Pass,” Harrison thought that he could wave off the Maharishi and his misdeeds, the notion that The Beatles even existed [Harrison kept the fact that he was one of The Beatles from his son for years], his affection for other people’s wives, and so much more, by simply repeating the mantra chorus ‘all things must pass.’ It’s interesting to note that with Harrison’s eastern spiritual ideals, that he would rework the verses from Matthew 24:6-8 for the album’s title and its implications.

This is by no means a pleasant album, with that fact being missed by the great instrumentation, the country flavorings, and the rich tapestry, with the notion that this was a series of lectures, a series ‘this is what you should do,’ ‘this is what I believe,’ ideas that subliminally circumvented all that had been established by The Beatles, where Harrison attempted to come off wiser and more mature.

And back to the cover art, where in its black & white state, it made a very black and white statement, why it needed to be colorized and made to feel more friendly and inviting for the reissue is simply another aspect of the subversive nature to draw listeners in, to hear Harrison’s beliefs and messages, where as good as the music is, ‘in the end’ it’s the message that counts, it’s the message that exists as the central core, it’s the message that we should concern ourselves with.

The album was never recorded or pressed that well, Phil Spector was endlessly tweaking things, and it was certainly rushed out for the holiday fans, leaving substantial problems regarding the handling of the vinyl at the record plant, where the records where damaged long before they ever got to the listeners. Some pressing from other countries are far superior than others. The original UK pressing now sounds terrible on quality turntables, thin and strident, along with top end distortion and surface noise. The store returns of this record would only be matched some eight years later with he horrid pressing of The Wall by Pink Floyd.

Of course, perhaps I'm being a bit too rough on Mr. Harrison, as when he was doing all is complaining and preaching, I was patching up wounded kids in Viet Nam.

Review by Jenell Kesler
3pennyOprah

3pennyOprah

October 13, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, RE, Pos, STCH-639
Probably the rarest version of ATMP from the major record pressing countries out there.
PerceptionShift

PerceptionShift

September 11, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album, Mix + Box, STCH 639
I believe Variant #2 of this listing is a defective pressing with a faulty Side 3 lacquer. The second half of Side 3 has speed issues with pitch wavering significantly on the title track C5. My copy has this problem and matches up with Variant #2's matrix numbers. There are a few other reports of this speed problem on the internet so a small number of these must have passed quality control.

Anybody else have a similar copy?
Aprilsun

Aprilsun

September 1, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album, STCH 639
I have the same serial number and it's also an Australian 1970 release. However mine is a Parlophone EMI label.
kristan.reed

kristan.reed

August 25, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + Box, STCH 639
Really great version this. Nice to see a repress that people seem to agree upon for once.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

May 11, 2017
edited 6 months ago
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + Box, STCH 639
This is it, this is the "Remaster/Replica" you've been waiting for, as faithful to original as it could ever be without being a repress (this set has the original U.K. center labels instead of the U.S. labels), beautifully, beautifully done, and worth every penny! The pressing is flawless, and I mean German perfection (unlike the RSD numbered editions), and this new remastering really was done carefully. The original U.K. 1970 1u's were always a little too thin sounding in my opinion, and maybe that was because of the sheer size of the material-3LP's worth of mixing & mastering, 23 songs to try to get all feel like they belong together under one roof. This "retouch" pulls back the top end and fattens up the mids and lows just a hair, making the whole album warmer and more balanced, and yet, it still sounds like "All Things Must Pass". From song to song the levels and channels bounce more evenly with the anemic "Wah-Wah" finally feeling full. It would appear that "nuance", "subtlety", and "authenticity" are the new standards of the day when it comes to remastering old "LP/Album's Artists", and that is truly appreciated here. Now let's see what they did with the new "Stereo Pepper"...
sezai.cetinkaya19528

sezai.cetinkaya19528

February 25, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 2xCD, Album, RM + Box, 7243 5 30474 2 9, 5304742
I have George Harrison ‎– All Things Must Pass Matrix / Runout (CD-1 Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5304752 @ 2 2-1-3-NL
Matrix / Runout (CD-2 Variant 3): EMI UDEN 5304762 @ 3 2-3-1-NL
sezai.cetinkaya19528

sezai.cetinkaya19528

February 5, 2017
referencing All Things Must Pass, 3xLP, Album + Box, STCH 639
I have this release but, Rights Society (Sides A to D): MECOLICO BIEM NCB (there are not) It ıs not writing
Rights Society (Sides E & F): Mecolico. BIEM. NCB.(there are) and ıt ıs writing, so I added am I right or wrong? I do not know thanks your help.