All things must pass


George's first album had to be a solid statement of principles. Because he always was in the shadow of Lennon and McCartney in the Beatles.


All Things Must Pass¸ titled after the song that had been refused to include in the white album, had to be, in the first place, brilliant. He had to show how many songs George was able to produce and how much of his talent had been wasted in the shadow of those two famous Beatles. Therefore, it must be triple. 

United by a spiritual theme, the enormous compositional quality of each song in the first two albums of the album is overwhelming and yes, surprising. It is very difficult to point out a stuffing theme or less, because each one has something that makes him valuable for himself, but it is also worthwhile in part thanks to that incredible cohesion that unites all the songs throughout the album and it colors a humble grandiosity (thanks to the production of Phil Spector) that allows each song to not seem minor and at the same time never tire, despite how much echo or instruments some subjects carry.

Third, the album must be successful. And it was. A bestseller and the first number one on the charts for a Beatle alone, with the great “My Sweet Lord,” must have been enough corrective slap for the other two fabs and a boost of self-esteem for George. By 1970 the sweet and well deserved claim went to Harrison.
 
Have you really heard how beautiful songs like "Beware of Darkness" or "Behind that Locked Door" are? The compositional elegance of "I Dig Love", the impossible beauty of the hymn "Isn't it a Pity" and its second part, more intimate and almost as good as the first. The whole album is like this, a perfect collection of classics.
 
The man who also wrote songs like "Something", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" or "Here Comes The Sun" when he was FAB!!!


All Things Must Pass
I'd Have You Anytime / My Sweet Lord / Wah-Wah / Isn't It a Pity (Version One) / What Is Life / If Not for You / Behind That Locked Door / Let It Down / Run of the Mill / Beware of Darkness / Apple Scruffs / Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) / Awaiting on You All / All Things Must Pass / I Dig Love / Art of Dying / Isn't It a Pity (Version Two) / Hear Me Lord / Out of the Blue /It's Johnny's Birthday / Plug Me In / I Remember Jeep / Thanks for the Pepperoni

 

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