#1: George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)

Hi. Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at bloated, self-indulgent, expansive double albums and gleefully trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning.

I think it may benefit some over-stuffed double albums from a little tightening up. It’s certainly the case for the final in the UnDoubled series, #1: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, receiving the UnDoubled treatment.

ATMPu

All Things Must Pass UnDoubled

Side One:
  1. I’d Have You Anytime
  2. My Sweet Lord
  3. Behind That Locked Door
  4. Let it Down
  5. Awaiting on You All
  6. Isn’t it a Pity
 Side Two:
  1. Beware of Darkness
  2. What is Life
  3. Apple Scruffs
  4. Run of the Mill
  5. Wah-Wah
  6. All Things Must Pass

#1 in our UnDoubled series: All Things Must Pass. The triple album landmark from ex-Beatle George Harrison. Forced to stockpile songs as part of the Beatles, it was only a matter of time before George made a significant impact, and that he did with his first proper solo outing. Essentially a project with friends including Eric Clapton (most of Derek and the Dominoes are here), Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, Bobby Keys, Peter Frampton and of all people Phil Collins, the album emphasised the full flow of his spirituality and introspection long-present on his work as a Beatle. A three album package however was perhaps more than the album merited (late album bluesy jams like Jeep and Pepperoni while fun, are far from essential), certainly two discs would’ve been fine. So in the spirit the UnDoubled series was intended, here at Pierce’s Press we’ve had a ball in trimming it back to one magnificently faultless single LP. Enjoy!

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