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All Things Must Pass (album)
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It's so similar in parts that at the very least George has taken 'Down To The River' and used the framework to create 'Rocking Chair In Hawaii', which is one of the best songs of George's catalogue.

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Lost George song found:

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I thought I was putting this in a different thread. Oops 

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The other day, it was beautifully cloudy and mist-enshrouded and magical. I knew it was a sort of day which begged to be rambled about in with this album as a soundtrack, so ramble with ATMP in the headphones I did, and went much farther than I usually walk. It was the most beautiful walk I've ever taken... almost transcendental. I felt like I fell into another dimension, even though it was just my boring little suburban neighbourhood, transformed by the mist and the music.

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Happy releaseday to this utter masterpiece. I'll be sure to give it a listen today. john-lennon-salute_gif heart

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When I was discovering the Beatles around 1989 or 1990, this album was at its low ebb critically. Maybe it just seemed unfashionable at that time, as some of the music of that time seems now. I had read, for example, Tim Riley's then-recent Beatles book, Tell Me Why , in which he's very rough on the solo careers of everyone except John. (While much of his musical analysis is excellent in the main part of the book, sometimes he reaches in his dismissals in the solo years, e.g., a claim that Paul's "Mamunia" is a retread of "Rain ." I hear nothing similar in the songs, other than lyrics concerned with rain.) Anyway, he painted a picture of ATMP as a dour, monotonous relic that should have been edited down for a strong single LP.  

I ended up being more in line with the critical consensus of 1970 than with what I was reading in that period. Listeners at the time of its release must have had every reason to expect a brilliant solo career from George. Of 17 songs (one of them included twice), I love about 12, and like some of the others, and there really isn't a track I hate. "I Live for You," the outtake on the 30th-anniversary release, would have been a strong addition. Spector's production here is more effective than his salvage job on Let It Be . I don't think George had the strongest or most colorful voice in the Beatles, but Spector's swaths of ornate instrumentation have an effect of cosseting rather than overwhelming him. I'm aware that the production history of this album is controversial, and Spector was said to be at his most erratic during the sessions, so I have no idea how much was Spector and how much was Harrison producing himself.   

But once was enough for the jam session (missed opportunity; they should have just covered some of their '50s favorites), and I agree that that remake of "My Sweet Lord " on the reissue is for completists only.  

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They should do a deluxe album box set of this album.

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love this album. Every track is amazing! I can’t believe Paul and John weren’t into the title song. I’d have to say my favourite is probably What Is Life, but it’s a hard choice between the first few songs, they all are so... ROCKIN’. 

(My mom had a vinyl copy of it that she bought for a paper she wrote on George, which she says was horribly written, but she LOST IT. SHE LOST ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS. My anger about this whole situation is immeasurable) 

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this week i listened to this song for the first time (started working my way through all the post-breakup stuff in chronological order).

when i listen to an album, i listen through it 3 or so times before i make a big decision either way. sometimes i know if i'm going to love an album at the first 3 or 4 tracks, sometimes it takes until the 3rd listen through before it hits me if it does at all.

on the first listen, i just let it flow and try not to get analytical. i liked it a lot that first play.
second listen it hit me, and it hit me like a truck. my sweet lord was an amazing track, Wah-Wah got me dancing, and Isn't It A Pity made me cry.

this album is amazing.
 my favourite tracks on it are: my sweet lord, Isn't It A Pity , What Is Life and apple scruffs.

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joshthenesnerd said

 my favourite tracks on it are: my sweet lord, Isn't It A Pity , What Is Life and apple scruffs.

Excellent choices, every one of them.

I really need to get ATMP one of these days... a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Josh, yes, I can relate. My first listen to an album is always more of a trial run than anything, and it's usually not till the second or third listen that I decide whether I like it enough to let it grow upon me. Properly loving an album usually takes 6+ listens for me.

ATMP is obviously amazing. Initially I had several favourites, then gradually over the years I've come to love every single one -- some more than others of course but it's worth every bit of its triple-album run time (well, maybe not so much the Apple Jam but definitely all the 'proper songs' ahdn_george_06).

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i kinda love the apple jam at bits. especially the one with the piano in there. i forget its name. but it's the first one on the last side. i think it was named after eric's dog.

 

edit: listening to the jam now. that's basically all of them but it's johnny's birthday. and the one i was thinking of with the name was "i remember jeep." i forgot a song with "i remember" in the title. wow. just wow. my apologies to eric's dog jeep. i'm sure you were a good dog.

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so, its the next day. and i've moved onto plastic ono band and listened to it about 3 or 4 times (post coming in the proper thread this weekend)... but damn i keep coming back to this album. memorable songs abound. george had so many great songs that john and paul vetoed, i bet he had 20 years' worth of beatle releases in his back catalog.

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What Is Life is such a great song. The riff is truly an earworm. Honestly, I think this is the best produced album by an ex-Beatle. It's so lush and expansive, reminds me of classical music with harps and flutes and whatnot. 

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It's official; I have a new favorite solo George album. ahdn_george_06

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I think this is kinda everyone's favourite George album. ahdn_george_01

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I mean the only reason it wasn't before is because I hadn't heard it. It's such a fecking masterpiece. 

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Beatlebug said
I think this is kinda everyone's most people's favourite George album. ahdn_george_01

  

Thirty Three and 1/3 for me.

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

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The Hole Got Fixed said

Beatlebug said

I think this is kinda everyone's most people's favourite George album. ahdn_george_01

  

Thirty Three and 1/3 for me.

  

hm. I really like both, it might be a tie for first with Living in the Material World in second.

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The Hole Got Fixed said

Beatlebug said

I think this is kinda everyone's most people's favourite George album. ahdn_george_01

  

Thirty Three and 1/3 for me.

  

I have a very soft spot for 'Gone Troppo' and would be close for best George album.

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Brainwashed and George Harrison are probably my second and third, but ATMP is the undisputed winner.

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