All Things Must Pass rumoured

Word on the net is that an announcement regarding the 50th anniversary edition of George Harrison’s 3LP from 1970, “All Things Must Pass” is imminent. The album was previewed with a 2020 mix of the title track in November.

 

If the rumours are true, we can expect an announcement as soon as Thursday this week, and that the ultimate edition will be a Super DeLuxe 8 LP/5 CD + Blu-Ray. Cheaper formats also likely, we guess. August 6 is the proposed release date for the set. There is also a rumoured bonus track list, corresponding to discs 3, 4 and 5 of the Super DeLuxe CD edition:

Day 1 Demos
Awaiting on You All
I Dig Love
Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)
The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
Isn’t It a Pity
Apple Scruffs
All Things Must Pass
I Live for You
What Is Life
Sour Milk Sea
My Sweet Lord
I’d Have You Anytime
Dehra Dun
Behind That Locked Door
Going Down to Golders Green

Day 2 Demos
Run of the Mill
Art of Dying
Everybody/Nobody
Wah-Wah
Window Window
Beautiful Girl
Beware of Darkness
Let It Down
Tell Me What Has Happened to You
Hear Me Lord
Nowhere to Go
Cosmic Empire
Mother Divine
I Don’t Want to Do It
If Not for You

Many of you will recognize “Day 2 Demos” as the 1994 “Beware of ABKCO!” bootleg from Strawberry Records.

Session Outtakes and Jams
What Is Life (Take 1)
Art of Dying (Take 1)
Isn’t It a Pity (Take 14)Let It Down (Take 1)
Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up the Old Gang of Mine) (Take 1)
Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Take 1)
I’d Have You Anytime (Take 5)
It’s Johnny’s Birthday (Take 1)
Get Back (Take 1)
Run of the Mill (Take 36)
Wah-Wah (Take 1)
Hear Me Lord (Take 5)
If Not for You (Take 2)
Beware of Darkness (Take 8 )
Down to the River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Take 1)
Woman Don’t You Cry for Me (Take 5)

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5 Responses

  1. Ian says:

    This simply measures with Olivia’s comments in Rolling Stone. We’ve heard it all before on bootlegs, but their tapes are better.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/george-harrison-dark-horse-label-olivia-harrison-dhani-harrison-interview-961427/

    >> This year marks the 50th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, and Dhani and his archivists have unearthed hours of unreleased material and unheard songs from those sessions. “A lot of it has been bootlegged, but we have better versions,” says Olivia. “We have all the 24-tracks of All Things Must Pass, and we found lots of different takes and talking in the studio.” <<

    Please, sell me something I don't already own – like soundboard recordings of the '74 tour, and the film to go with it. We all know the Harrison family have it – get it into the market.

  2. Stuart says:

    There’s plenty there that you might not have Ian. I look forward to this set immensely. It goes against something I read about Dhani allegedly saying that the record companies didn’t want Harrison product to sell but if the high-price tag that’s suggested for this album is to be believed, then the same companies are very confident of a big seller.

  3. nate says:

    A tape box with several takes of “Sour Milk Sea” written on it, has been rumored for years. Finally, we’ll get to hear one of those takes! My hope is that it’s a good take like, “Dehra Dun” and not shambolic like the “Get Back” outtake is.

  4. Jerry K says:

    First day purchase

  5. Brian says:

    Uber deluxe box is $1,000

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