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16 November 2015
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All Things Must Pass album artwork - George Harrison

Written by: Dylan

Recorded: May-October 1970

Producers: George Harrison , Phil Spector

Engineers: Ken Scott, Phil McDonald

Released: 30 November 1970 (UK), 27 November 1970 (US)

George Harrison: vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro, harmonica

John Lennon: guitar

Klaus Voormann: bass guitar

Gary Wright: piano

Billy Preston: organ

Alan White: drums

Ringo Starr: tambourine

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20 November 2015
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@Joe what's the origin of having Lennon on acoustic guitar?

This is a very popular cover of a Dylan composition, Harrison plays distinctive slide guitar on it, and sings around the guitar riff.

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24 November 2015
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@ewe2 It comes from an interview with Alan White: http://web.archive.org/web/200.....ennon.html

However, I've looked into it a bit further and it seems like it might be false. Here's a good discussion on it:

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/.....es.265869/

Because it's in doubt, I'll remove the credit from the article. Thanks for bringing this up.

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24 November 2015
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And of course Ms Neutron Bomb also did a very creditable cover.

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Does a Dylan demo exist with George playing slide? I believe George initially wanted his playing on New Morning but Dylan went with his own take instead and so George chose to record his own version on ATMP

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Not a demo, @sir walter raleigh, but Dylan's first studio attempt at the song is from the 1 May 1970 Dylan/Harrison session and does feature George playing slide, believed to be the earliest recording of him playing slide.

It's quite an annoying guitar part, in my opinion, where George keeps echoing the vocal line (similar, I would guess, to how he's said to have played on Hey Jude  and Two of Us to Paul's dislike).

They recorded five takes of the song that day, one a false start, and the fourth take (misidentified as "take 2") appears on the second disc of The Bootleg Series (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-1991 Vols. 1-3.

Unfortunately Bob's still holding out on having his stuff on YT so unable to post it.

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This is such a beautiful radiant recording anyway, there's little you can do to improve on perfection... what's that? George's vocals clean, front, and center like he's singing in your ear? Yes please! Everything else is much the same, perhaps slightly drier, which I have mixed feelings about, because part of the visual landscape of the song for me was always a cool grey mist spreading out over the fields of green, which was suggested by the reverb on the track. Without the reverb, it's like the same overcast day but less misty and therefore slightly less magical because the mist meant little glistening droplets on the grass and and the coolness on your face when you looked to the bright grey sky, and possibly rainbows when the sun peeked through...............

edit: I realize this is oddly specific. deal with it

But on the plus side you can hear every dear little gruffness and voice crack in George's vocal, and the organ glows, and the slide guitar glistens. So that's nice. I'll keep using the original mix for regular listening though.

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