Unpublished song “All Things Must Pass”



Listen to George Harrison’s unreleased track “Cosmic Empire”, “All Things Must Pass” 50th Anniversary Set 8/6

“Cosmic Empire” is an unreleased song by George harrison which was originally recorded during long album sessions for All things must pass, which began in earnest just six weeks after the Beatles split in April 1970.

Before the great 50th anniversary of the revisit of All things must pass slated for release on August 6, here’s that track, as shared on Friday:

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Learn more about productive recording sessions for what was to become All things must pass – and its generosity of material left on the floor of the cutting room:

On day one, May 26, Harrison recorded fifteen songs backed by Ringo Starr and his longtime friend bassist Klaus Voormann, starting with “All Things Must Pass”. The next day, May 27, George performed an additional fifteen songs on his own for co-producer Phil Spector.

While a remarkable amount of demo songs made the triple LP, not everything was picked and now, for the very first time, on the 50th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, all 30 demos are available. , including 26 tracks never before the official release as well as several songs that did not make the album like “Cosmic Empire”, “Going Down To Golders Green”, “Dehra Dun”, “Sour Milk Sea”, “Om Hare Om “, Window Window,” “Beautiful Girl”, “Divine Mother” and “Nowhere to Go”.

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 soundtracks for a stunning 50 sequele birthday outings that fulfill Harrison’s longtime desire. Executive produced by Dhani Harrison, produced by David Zonshine and mixed by triple GRAMMY®-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), the new mix transforms the album sounding better – making it more shiny, richer and better than ever before.

As for some of the musicians who accompanied Harrison in the launch of this album project:

Harrison’s close friendship with Bob Dylan spawned two songs: the album opening “I’d Have You Anytime” was co-written with Dylan, while the classic “If Not For You” was on the line. era an unpublished composition by Dylan. The Super Deluxe Edition of All Things Must Pass includes 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 an original soundtrack from 1985 but remains unrecorded by Dylan himself.

George assembled an impressive 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 sidekicks, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon ( soon to be known collectively as Derek and the Dominoes). Badfinger’s Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Mike Gibbons contributed additional acoustics and percussion. Phil Spector’s desire for multiple pianos, layers of acoustic guitars and more drums saw the addition of Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie, Gary Wright of Spooky Tooth, Plastic Ono Band veteran and future drummer. by Yes Alan White, Dave Mason of Traffic, Procol Harum Gary Brooker and the much sought-after brass section of Bobby Keys and Jim Price. Legendary Nashville session musician Pete Drake has provided pedal steel guitar on several tracks. The arrangements for strings and horns came from longtime collaborator John Barham.

The different versions of the release feature their own track lists – for an example of all the material, here is the list of the 5 CD edition:

(5CD / BR)

Disc one (main album)

  1. I will have you anytime
  2. Sweet Jesus
  3. Wah-Wah
  4. Ain’t that too bad (version one)
  5. What is life
  6. If it’s not for you
  7. Behind that locked door
  8. Drop it
  9. Mill run

Disc Two (Continued from Main Album)

  1. Beware of darkness
  2. Apple Scruffs
  3. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  4. Waiting for you all
  5. All things must pass
  6. I dig love
  7. The art of dying
  8. Ain’t that too bad (version two)
  9. Listen to me Lord
  10. Out of the blue *
  11. It’s Johnny’s birthday *
  12. Plug me in *
  13. I remember Jeep *
  14. Thanks for the pepperoni *

* Newly remastered / original Mi

Disc Three (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday May 26, 1970)

  1. All things must pass (Take 1) †
  2. Behind that locked door (take 2)
  3. I live for you (Take 1)
  4. Apple Scruffs (Take 1)
  5. What is life (take 3)
  6. Waiting for you all (Take 1) †
  7. Ain’t that too bad (Take 2)
  8. I’ll have you anytime (Take 1)
  9. I dig love (Take 1)
  10. Get off at Golders Green (Take 1)
  11. Dehra Dun (take 2)
  12. Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) (Take 1)
  13. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (Take 2)
  14. My sweet lord (Take 1) †
  15. Sea of ​​Sour Milk (Take 1)

Disc four (Day 2 Demos – Wednesday May 27, 1970)

  1. Run Of The Mill (Take 1) †
  2. The Art of Dying (Take 1)
  3. Everyone / Nobody (Take 1)
  4. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
  5. Window Window (Take 1)
  6. Beautiful girl (take 1)
  7. Beware of darkness (Take 1)
  8. Drop it (Take 1)
  9. Tell me what happened to you (Take 1)
  10. Hear me Lord (Take 1)
  11. Nowhere to go (Take 1)
  12. Cosmic Empire (take 1)
  13. Divine Mother (Take 1)
  14. I don’t wanna do it (Take 1)
  15. If it’s not for you (Take 1)

† Previously published

Disc Five (Session Outtakes and Jams)

  1. Ain’t that too bad (take 14)
  2. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
  3. I’ll have you anytime (Take 5)
  4. The Art of Dying (Take 1)
  5. Ain’t that too bad (take 27)
  6. If not for you (take 2)
  7. Wedding bells (break that old band of mine) (Take 1)
  8. What is life (Take 1)
  9. Beware of the Darkness (Take 8)
  10. Hear Me Lord (Take 5)
  11. Drop it (Take 1)
  12. Run Of The Mill (Take 36)
  13. To the river (Rocking Chair Jam) (Take 1)
  14. Come back (Take 1)
  15. Almost 12 Honky Tonk Bar (Take 1)
  16. It’s Johnny’s birthday (Take 1)
  17. Woman, don’t cry for me (Take 5)



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