Available Now: George Harrison’s 50th Anniversary “All Things Must Pass” (Listen/Stream/Buy)
Among the albums the members of The Beatles created after parting ways, Everything must pass by george harrison is generally considered one of the best – its unrivaled legacy, Harrison’s fully realized creative vision affecting even decades later.
Today, August 6, a special 50th anniversary edition of Harrison’s opus was released via Capitol/UMe.
Out now, the 50th anniversary edition of George’s masterpiece, “All Things Must Pass”.
Go here – https://t.co/HoIFpkCnpW – listen now.
—George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) August 6, 2021
The massive reissue is available in a variety of formats:
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Learn more about the wealth of material included in the 50th anniversary edition of George Harrison’s classic album:
All Things Must Pass has now been completely remixed from the original tapes for a stunning sequel of 50e anniversary releases that fulfill Harrison’s longtime desire. Executive produced by Dhani Harrison, Produced by David Zonshine and mixed by three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), the new mix transforms the album by improving it sonically – the making it shinier, fuller and better than ever before.
GET ALL THE MUSIC with the Super Deluxe 8LP All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition. 70 tracks on 8 LPs (180g), including 47 demo recordings (42 unreleased), session excerpts and studio jams.
—George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) June 11, 2021
As for the musicians who accompanied Harrison in the launch of this album project:
Harrison’s close friendship with Bob Dylan spawned two songs: the album opener “I’d Have You Anytime” was co-written with Dylan, while the classic “If Not For You” was on the era an unpublished composition by Dylan. The Super Deluxe Edition of All Things Must Pass includes previously unreleased demo recordings of both songs as well as “Nowhere To Go” and “I Don’t Want To Do It”, another original Dylan song later recorded by George for a 1985 soundtrack but remains unrecorded by Dylan himself.
George assembled an amazing list of friends and fellow musicians to record All Things Must Pass, including Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann and Billy Preston, as well as Eric Clapton and his new American bandmates, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon (soon to be known collectively as Derek and the Dominos). Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Mike Gibbons of Badfinger contributed acoustics and additional percussion. Phil Spector’s desire for more pianos, layers of acoustic guitars and more drums saw the addition of Humble Pie’s Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley, Spooky Tooth’s Gary Wright, Plastic veteran Ono Band and future Yes drummer. Alan White, Dave Mason of Traffic, Procol Harum Gary Brooker and the much-requested horn section of Bobby Keys and Jim Price. Legendary Nashville session musician Pete Drake provided pedal steel guitar on several tracks. Arrangements for strings and horns came from long-time collaborator John Barham.
For those who hold Everything must pass in high regard, this 50th anniversary celebration is sure to be a welcome addition to their collection. Bonus features and previously unreleased material show just how productive the recording sessions were, and additional material (including a 56-page album compiled by Olivia Harrison) accentuates the celebratory nature of the entire release, which serves a delicious tribute to the musical mastery of George Harrison.
Stream the new set below: