Tuesday, October 19, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 165: All Things Must Pass

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (1970)

Those first four post-Beatles solo albums by the boys were really a varied bunch. Paul invented twee indie-pop. John fought his demons. Ringo created the "pop star doing the American Songbook" record. George simply showed that he never should have been confined to two songs a release. All Things Must Pass is technicolor church, majestically produced by Phil Spector, with a backlog of pent-up songs simply bursting to be heard across the three disc album. The title track is just gorgeous, a goodbye to his former bandmates, written and demoed before they broke up during the "Get Back" sessions. No later tribute has come close to George's seminal recording, except maybe his own "When We Was Fab" from 1987........... or, since he wrote it too, tomorrow's entry!

Paul's beautiful cover was a fitting memorial to his fallen brother.

Jim James, you are a genius. We will get to you on the 365 soon!

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