All Things Must Pass (album) - George Harrison
If you like George Harrison or his work with the Beatles, and you’ve never sat yourself down and listened to this record, you owe it to yourself.
Several great songs, with a great vibe flowing throughout, about love, life, spirituality, and all the other things that were so good about late 60s and early 70s popular rock music. Big production where it makes sense, from Phil Spector, but he knew when to get out of the way and let the power of George’s music shine through.
And as I just learned today, from the comments on the YouTube video, George was just 25 when he wrote all of this epic music.
I bought this triple album after hearing one particular song from it, an album cut called “Awaiting on You All”, late one night on WXRT-FM in Chicago, probably in 1978 or 79. It entered constant rotation on my turntable for several years thereafter. And “My Sweet Lord” and “What is Life”, while still excellent songs, are not even the best songs on the record. The third disc is a live jam session from Concert for Bangladesh - I never paid much attention to it, because the rest of this record is so outstanding.
My faves: Behind that Locked Door, If Not for You (yes, the Bob Dylan tune), Apple Scruffs, Awaiting on You All, Beware of Darkness, Isn’t It a Pity, All Things Must Pass, Art of Dying, and literally, almost every song on the first two discs is the kind of thing you can listen to over, and over, and over again.