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All Things Must Pass (album)
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Unpopular opinion? This is probably George's most acclaimed album a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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I retract my earlier statement, I just saw the comments from some who didn't love the album to pieces, but on reflection most seem to love it.

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To me, All Things Must Pass is the best album, by far, by any of the Beatles after the split.  Sure, there is some filler.  The Apple Jam disk is a waste of time.  I played it once when I got the album in 1970.

Overall, John and Paul wrote better songs than George after the Beatles.  But, neither of them did an album like this one by George.  The reason for this, I think, is that George had most of these tunes running in his head while he was still in the Beatles.  Getting only 2 songs per album would cause this.  So, he had a stockpile.

Let it be said that George ran out of gas after this debut LP.  The rest of his albums were very disappointing to me.

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Emmett said 

Let it be said that George ran out of gas after this debut LP.  The rest of his albums were very disappointing to me.

  

I find that most of George Harrisons work has an acquired taste.  Sometimes the instrumentation is harder to get into, but George is good at writing, in my opinion, some pretty clever and extravagant lyrics. 

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To me, All Things Must Pass is the best album, by far, by any of the Beatles after the split.  Sure, there is some filler.  The Apple Jam disk is a waste of time.  I played it once when I got the album in 1970.

Overall, John and Paul wrote better songs than George after the Beatles.  But, neither of them did an album like this one by George.  The reason for this, I think, is that George had most of these tunes running in his head while he was still in the Beatles.  Getting only 2 songs per album would cause this.  So, he had a stockpile.

Let it be said that George ran out of gas after this debut LP.  The rest of his albums were very disappointing to me.

  

George’s solo career is my favorite.

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I remember not all reviews were 100% complimentary....one review at the time, described George's lyrics as 'turgid'......I couldn't afford the album but my girl friend's brother had it...So I would craftily slip it on whenever I was round her house. Some great songs.......Have to admit I was always listening intently for Eric ...........

As others have said with ATMP ......George had a stockpile of goodies ready to go.......He's had some good songs since but not the flood of ideas that overflowed from that album

I finally bought it in the late 90s.

I only ever bought one other George album....'Cloud Nine'....That's a good one too......(Again Eric's there)

Out of interest......Apart from Off The Ground and the Russian Album got everything from Paul......John Just Plastic and Imagine .....+the expenditure of the 50% John Albums with Yoko...A waste for me.

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Everyone seems to really love Cloud 9, which I get, because it’s amazing, but I feel like a lot of his other albums are better? Idk, I feel like Brainwashed and 33 1/3 and albums like that are generally pretty underrated and it’s kind of sad.

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My personal 'other favourite' is his eponymous album. heart

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That’s my 3rd favourite; my 2nd is Brainwashed.

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Hi,

Glad to see so many positive posts. I have unearthed a box set of this and would appreciate any info. label on the vinyl has a sticker that says FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR RESALE and it has a poster with it.

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Hi,

Glad to see so many positive posts. I have unearthed a box set of this and would appreciate any info. label on the vinyl has a sticker that says FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR RESALE and it has a poster with it.

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I'd guess a bootleg but with no information like tracklisting, images etc it's hard to say anything.

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AndyI said
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Glad to see so many positive posts. I have unearthed a box set of this and would appreciate any info. label on the vinyl has a sticker that says FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR RESALE and it has a poster with it.

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It looks to me it is some sort of promo copy of the album.  You can run across an array of albums that are labeled "not for sale" or like phrases.  They were just copy's intended for demonstration or misc. purposes that weren't being put on the shelf to be sold to the public.  Despite not having much difference to a normal copy other than the not for sale label, they are always a neat find.

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I do like most of the tracks on this opus but I find Phil Spector's over the top production mars the experience somewhat. Even George said there was too much echo in hindsight. Having listened to "Early Takes Volume 1" the songs shine with Spector's efforts removed. Do others think this album needs a "Let It Be ...Naked" treatment to make it much more relevant to the 21st century? Or leave an acknowledged classic be?

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I do like most of the tracks on this opus but I find Phil Spector's over the top production mars the experience somewhat. Even George said there was too much echo in hindsight. Having listened to "Early Takes Volume 1" the songs shine with Spector's efforts removed. Do others think this album needs a "Let It Be ...Naked" treatment to make it much more relevant to the 21st century? Or leave an acknowledged classic be?

  

All Things Must Pass ... Naked

I don't think it's nessesary.  I don't think LIB ... N was nessesary.  The only reason we have LIB ... N is because Let It Be was originally intended to be produced differently than the final product was.  That's not the case for ATMP , and so there's no point in making an alternate version.  Also if the project were to occur, it wouldn't be right if it wasn't lead by George himself. 

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I mean, he already rereleased it? In 2000, I think? And I think he cleaned it up a little there... but really, it’s fine. We don’t need another one.

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50yearslate said

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To me, All Things Must Pass is the best album, by far, by any of the Beatles after the split.  Sure, there is some filler.  The Apple Jam disk is a waste of time.  I played it once when I got the album in 1970.

Overall, John and Paul wrote better songs than George after the Beatles.  But, neither of them did an album like this one by George.  The reason for this, I think, is that George had most of these tunes running in his head while he was still in the Beatles.  Getting only 2 songs per album would cause this.  So, he had a stockpile.

Let it be said that George ran out of gas after this debut LP.  The rest of his albums were very disappointing to me.

  

George’s solo career is my favorite.

  

George’s solo career is my favorite.

Mine too by far...

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Everyone seems to really love Cloud 9, which I get, because it’s amazing, but I feel like a lot of his other albums are better? Idk, I feel like Brainwashed and 33 1/3 and albums like that are generally pretty underrated and it’s kind of sad.

  

Brainwashed is a real gem to me.
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I remember reading that the remaster was de-Spectorized. 

Is there a CD version that has the original wall of sound production? Is there more than one CD edition that does?

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I remember reading that the remaster was de-Spectorized. 

Is there a CD version that has the original wall of sound production? Is there more than one CD edition that does?

  

If they despectorized it in 2001 or whenever the anniversary edition came out, then I would guess my jewel case version is the original WOS production.  It's in a double jewel case and contains just the album spread across 2 discs split between side 3 and side 4.  Also the Apple Jam is in the right order.

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