Sunday, November 28, 2010

George Harrison's Landmark Album, All Things Must Pass, Turns 40

by Paul Cashmere of Undercover

All Things Must Pass [BOXED EDITION]Yesterday (Saturday) marked the 40th anniversary of the release of George Harrison's landmark solo album All Things Must Pass.  

The set was George’s third solo album after the experimental Wonderwall Music and Electronic Sound which came out on Apple during the last phase of the Beatles.  It was his first solo album after the break-up of the Beatles and his first serious attempt at making a commercial album.

The album featured the now classics My Sweet Lord and What Is Life. It was also the first session Phil Collins ever played on. He plays bongos on Art of Dying (Collins also had a small part in the Beatles A Hard Day’s Night movie when he was a kid).  Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees also played keyboards on Isn’t It A Pity but, like Collins, was uncredited.

The infamous Phil Spector produced the album. Guests included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), Alan White (Yes) and Gary Wright.

To mark the 40th anniversary Apple has released a numbered limited edition 3-LP vinyl box set of All Things Must Pass at georgeharrison.com.

More news at Undercover.fm.

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