All Things Must Pass

George Harrison's landmark LP has some hidden wonders. One I heard last night on XM was "Out of The Blue", a fantastic jam session on LP #3. Harrison, Clapton, Starr, Voorman, and other just let it go. I will be seeking this LP to add to my collection.
When I first heard that track in 1970 upon making, for me as a 13 year old, a huge expenditure, I listened to that track over and over and felt that was the direction that music was heading. Exploratory without bounds, unafraid of mistakes, and here were my music heros just letting it all hang out.

One of the great unrecognized jam sessions of all times, I even got my grandfather to listen to it with me, a staunch conservative anti-rock classical music lover he said that the musicians sounded as though they were trying to compose something original, didn't put it down, even though I knew he hated the Beatles. So there must have been something in that music for him that prevented the typical scorn such a style would have received. Especially during the section where they quiet things down a bit and get very deep into that central theme, there's no doubt true channeling was taking place in the room.

George pushed the envelope more than the others during that period, plus he also had more musical friends outside the band. RIP George, we miss you. I see that Claption still plays Isn't It a Pity in concert.
a friggin classic album!!!! as far as the others pushing the boundaries peace in toronto, give ireland back to the irish, sentimental journey
It was re-released, I think in 2000 with some nice bonus tracks. Better mixing, too.
a friggin classic album!!!! as far as the others pushing the boundaries peace in toronto, give ireland back to the irish, sentimental journey
Have an original domestic and German copies. Hard to say which is better. George was under rated in the shadow of John and Paul. How many bands produce three bonified musical geniuses? It may never happen again.
George was my favorite - I loved the Indian sounds he brought to the music. Although since I've learned abit about playing bass, I realize how radical Paul's playing was.
Belongs in every collection.

Beautiful songwriting.
Totally agree, an amazing album, and George is definitely overlooked. I must, however, say that it's true that "My Sweet Lord" is scarily similar to the Chiffons, "He's so Fine". Everyone borrows, true, but that one is a little funny.
As Time magazine remarked back in the day about "All Things Must Pass," Harrison was "The Heaviest Beatle of Them All." The bookends of this album and his parting gift of "Brainwashed" are his best and most soulful work.
Reviving this thread....

Just picked up a used copy of this LP from Academy Records in NYC.

U.S. pressing. Clean copy but generally noisy vinyl. A little bit of distortion on the top end at times. Overall better sonics compared to the original CD release (IMO).

Do better pressings of this LP exist?
Love this album. Can recommend this with Paul's "Ram". Both Beatles sound relieved to be out of the band and enjoying playing again.