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All Things Must Pass
27 November 2012
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Just read a pretty funny anecdote involving George and Phil Collins...

Apparently Phil played congas on "Art of Dying" on a session for All Things Must Pass, but there were no congas in the final mix and he wasn't credited on the album. Years later, when he heard that George was remastering ATMP, he mentioned this to a mutual friend. A few days later, a tape showed up in the mail with a note from George saying "is this you"? Phil played the tape and heard a version of "Art of Dying" with absolutely horrible congas, at the end of which he could hear George saying to Phil Spector "let's try it again without the conga player." Phil was mortified. A few days later, George called and asked if he got the tape. Phil started to say George didn't have to embarrass him like that, but George laughingly interrupted and said that it wasn't really Phil's congas, that he had Ray Cooper play really bad congas on purpose and sent it to Phil as a joke, and that Phil's congas were fine. Phil was finally credited on the ATMP reissue.

More proof that George was possibly the funniest Beatle!

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vonbontee said
Just read a pretty funny anecdote involving George and Phil Collins...

Apparently Phil played congas on "Art of Dying" on a session for All Things Must Pass, but there were no congas in the final mix and he wasn't credited on the album. Years later, when he heard that George was remastering ATMP, he mentioned this to a mutual friend. A few days later, a tape showed up in the mail with a note from George saying "is this you"? Phil played the tape and heard a version of "Art of Dying" with absolutely horrible congas, at the end of which he could hear George saying to Phil Spector "let's try it again without the conga player." Phil was mortified. A few days later, George called and asked if he got the tape. Phil started to say George didn't have to embarrass him like that, but George laughingly interrupted and said that it wasn't really Phil's congas, that he had Ray Cooper play really bad congas on purpose and sent it to Phil as a joke, and that Phil's congas were fine. Phil was finally credited on the ATMP reissue.

More proof that George was possibly the funniest Beatle!

Great Story!

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Fantastic story Von Bontee!! I'm sharing it with my Beatlemaniac friends!! ahdn_george_08

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Thanks Von! That is a great story.

One of the reasons why George is my favorite is his sense of humor. Who else would go through all of that just for a practical joke? I do believe he was the funniest!

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Am currently listening to all the outtakes and demo's i have from the 'All Things Must Pass' sessions (sadly i dont have them all, trying to find a copy of 'All Boots Must Pass' or 'All Things Must Pass Sessions') and have rediscovered take 8 of 'Let It Down'. It's bass, guitar, drums and vocals (George and another) and amazing to hear such a stripped back take of a track that ended up heavily plastered in instrumentation. Sadly no video is online with sound.

And has anyone heard this before? A demo of 'Let It Down't taken from 'All Things Must Pass.com, similar to the one on 'Beware Of ABKCO' but not identical.

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^^^ One of my favorite George songs (not necessarily that version, but the song itself).

 

I love All Things Must Pass.  It's my favorite George album.  Similar to what Paul said about the "White Album," I really like the variety.  The Apple Jam disc is a nice bonus, too.

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Necko said

 The Apple Jam disc is a nice bonus, too.

Nice to see I'm not the only one who enjoys the jams. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I enjoy the jams, minus Out of The Blue. That one bores me.ahdn_george_05

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Its been only a few days that I've tapped into George's solos, before that I had listened to quite a few post-Beatle John's songs. After listening to What is love, Isn't it a pity, Let it down, This is love, All things must pass and I live for you, I feel the break up of the Beatles did him more good than harm a-hard-days-night-paul-7. I find his songs very soulful as compared to John's. But I guess  that the 70s was toughest for John and thats what his songs reflected. I hope he had more time to exorcise his demons.

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So strange to hear a much lighter take of the song (there is also the demo but that is just that - a demo), its another great version (but for once not as good as the final version). Its a shame that no box set of early takes just from 'ATMP' is available officially as its such a revelation to hear the songs in a minimal format before the walls were raised. 

In regards to 'Art Of Dying' i wonder if the line "nothing Sister Mary can do to keep me hear with you" was a reference to "Mother Mary comes to me" in 'Let It Be'? I wouldn't be surprised if it was.ahdn_george_01

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Necko said
^^^ One of my favorite George songs (not necessarily that version, but the song itself).

 

I love All Things Must Pass.  It's my favorite George album.  Similar to what Paul said about the "White Album," I really like the variety.  The Apple Jam disc is a nice bonus, too.

I'm going to narrow this down and say that All Things Must Pass is one of George's greatest songs.  To me (of course to you it may not seem so) it is the embodiment of pure spirituality, especially as espoused by the Eastern religions.  And I think it was George's philosophy of life as well (besides the chanting a-hard-days-night-george-10

I know, George had a lot of great songs.  But to me this one espouses the man that was George, more than pieces of his life or his heart or whatever.

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