[Pre-Order 06/08] George Harrison All Things Must Pass (Super Deluxe 8LP Box)
Label: Universal Music
Format: LP Boxset Vinyl
Colour: Black Vinyl
Universal MusicPRE-ORDER: EXPECTED TO SHIP 06 AUGUST
The Super Deluxe Edition box set, presented on 8LP (180g) explores the 1970 album sessions through 47 (42 previously unreleased) demos and outtakes. The Blu-ray allows fans to experience the main album in high-res stereo, enveloping 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos mixes. The collection contains a beautiful 60-page scrapbook curated by Olivia Harrison, with unseen imagery and memorabilia from the era, handwritten lyrics, diary entries, studio notes, tape box images, a comprehensive track-by-track and more. It also includes a replica of the original album poster.
Recorded and released in the wake of The Beatles’ April 1970 dissolution, George Harrison’s landmark solo album, All Things Must Pass, is a fully realized statement by a bold and audacious artist. Produced by Harrison and Phil Spector, the 23-track All Things Must Pass stands tall a half century later as an epic, ambitious expression of Harrison’s remarkable gift for sheer songcraft, powerful spirituality and a celebration of both his inimitable individuality and unique camaraderie with his fellow musicians.
All Things Must Pass was an overdue artistic release for George as a songwriter and musician. The first-ever triple studio album, All Things Must Pass overflows with a voluminous range of ideas, musical styles and influences, spanning rock ‘n’ roll, country, gospel, blues, pop, folk, R&B, Indian classical music, and devotional songs. Despite the album being wildly successful and Harrison’s affection for it, he would write in the liner notes for the 30th anniversary remaster, released in 2001, “I still like the songs on the album and believe they can continue to outlive the style in which they were recorded,” adding however, “it was difficult to resist re-mixing every track. All these years later I would like to liberate some of the songs from the big production that seemed appropriate at the time”.
Decades in the making and lovingly crafted by the Harrison family, All Things Must Pass has now been completely remixed from the original tapes for a stunning suite of 50th anniversary releases that fulfills Harrison’s longtime desire. Executive produced by Dhani Harrison, product produced by David Zonshine and mixed by triple GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon), the new mix transforms the album by sonically upgrading it - making it sound brighter, fuller and better than ever before.
Releasing August 6 via Capitol/UMe, All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in a variety of formats:
Track Listing: 8LP Super Deluxe LP1 – A I'd Have You Anytime My Sweet Lord Wah-Wah Isn't It A Pity (Version One)
LP1 - B What Is Life If Not For You Behind That Locked Door Let It Down Run Of The Mill
LP2 – A Beware Of Darkness Apple Scruffs Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) Awaiting On You All All Things Must Pass
LP2 - B I Dig Love Art Of Dying Isn't It A Pity (Version Two) Hear Me Lord
LP3 - A Out Of The Blue It's Johnny's Birthday Plug Me In
LP3 - B I Remember Jeep Thanks For The Pepperoni LP4 -A (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970) All Things Must Pass - Day 1 Demo Behind That Locked Door - Day 1 Demo I Live For You - Day 1 Demo Apple Scruffs - Day 1 Demo
LP4 - B What Is Life - Day 1 Demo Awaiting On You All - Day 1 Demo Isn't It A Pity - Day 1 Demo I'd Have You Anytime - Day 1 Demo
LP5 – A (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970 cont.) I Dig Love - Day 1 Demo Going Down To Golders Green - Day 1 Demo Dehra Dun - Day 1 Demo Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) - Day 1 Demo
LP5 – B (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970 cont.) Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) - Day 1 Demo My Sweet Lord - Day 1 Demo Sour Milk Sea - Day 1 Demo
LP6 - A (Day 2 Demos – Wednesday 27 May 1970) Run Of The Mill - Day 2 Demo Art Of Dying - Day 2 Demo Everybody/Nobody - Day 2 Demo Wah-Wah - Day 2 Demo Window Window - Day 2 Demo Beautiful Girl - Day 2 Demo Beware Of Darkness - Day 2 Demo
LP6 - B (Day 2 Demos – Wednesday 27 May 1970 cont.) Let It Down - Day 2 Demo Tell Me What Has Happened To You - Day 2 Demo Hear Me Lord - Day 2 Demo Nowhere To Go - Day 2 Demo Cosmic Empire - Day 2 Demo Mother Divine - Day 2 Demo I Don't Want To Do It - Day 2 Demo If Not For You - Day 2 Demo
LP7 - A (Session Outtakes and Jams) Isn't It A Pity - Take 14 Wah-Wah - Take 1 I'd Have You Anytime - Take 5 Art Of Dying - Take 1
LP7 - B (Session Outtakes and Jams cont.) Isn't It A Pity - Take 27 If Not For You - Take 2 Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) - Take 1 What Is Life - Take 1 Beware Of Darkness - Take 8
LP8 - A (Session Outtakes and Jams cont.) Hear Me Lord - Take 5 Let It Down - Take 1 Run Of The Mill - Take 36 Down To the River (Rocking Chair River Jam) - Take 1
LP8 - B (Session Outtakes and Jams cont.) Get Back - Take 1 Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk - Take 1 It's Johnny's Birthday - Take 1 Woman Don't You Cry For Me - Take 5