George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ to Get 50th Anniversary Release

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For the 50th Anniversary, Harrison now sports an umbrella on the iconic album cover

The George Harrison Estate has released a 2020 stereo mix of the title cut from Harrison‘s landmark solo album All Things Must Pass in celebration of its 50th anniversary. In the November 27 announcement, the Estate called it “a prelude of what’s to come.” Listen to it below.

The new mix “is just a taste of more things to come in 2021 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of my father’s legendary album,” says Dhani Harrison. “We’ve been digging through mountains of tapes, and they just kept coming – boxes and boxes of them. Making this album sound clearer was always one of my dad’s greatest wishes and it was something we were working on together right up until he passed. But with the help of new technology and the work of (audio engineer) Paul Hicks on this project, we are now able to make that happen. We can’t wait for you all to hear everything we’ve been working on and your patience will be rewarded next year.”

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The new stereo mix of “All Things Must Pass” was overseen by multi- GRAMMY® Award winner, Paul Hicks, known for his work with the Harrison Estate, The Beatles and this year’s expanded editions of The Rolling Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup and John Lennon’s Gimme Some Truth.

Originally released 50 years ago on November 27, 1970, All Things Must Pass, the triple album produced by Phil Spector, includes “My Sweet Lord,” the first number one single by a solo Beatle, plus such classic rock songs as “What is Life,” “Wah-Wah,” “Isn’t It a Pity” and “Awaiting on You All.” The critically acclaimed album topped both the U.K. and U.S. album charts, upon its release.

The release of “All Things Must Pass (2020 Mix)” marks the beginning of celebrations for this historic album. The announcement promises more All Things Must Pass 50th anniversary release details beginning in 2021.

Listen to “All Things Must Pass (2020 Mix)”

Related: Our Album Rewind of All Things Must Pass

The Harrison Estate are also releasing George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” on a 7” clear vinyl single, individually numbered, exclusive to Record Store Day for its annual Black Friday event. It’s a recreation of the Angola pressing of the 45 from 1970 with unique artwork. “My Sweet Lord” was originally released in November 1970 as a single, Harrison’s first as a solo artist. It topped charts worldwide and was the biggest-selling single of 1971 in the U.K. The song became the first #1 single by an ex-Beatle in the U.S and U.K.

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  1. James Beshears
    #1 James Beshears 27 November, 2020, 02:29

    What are the chances of a release of his 1974 tour. I’ve heard he wasn’t happy with his performance…but it is something that should be released.I had the pleasure of seeing him on that tour. I loved it….worts and all. In My Life was worth it alone

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    • deanfromnyc
      deanfromnyc 27 November, 2020, 08:37

      That’s a great idea. I always wanted to hear a good recording. The bootlegs I’ve heard are not in great shape.

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    • Mark
      Mark 3 August, 2021, 19:32

      Georges version of “In My Life” made the show. I was a freshmen St. Louis University. Sat in the 13th row dead center at the old Checker Dome in STL.

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  2. Heath N
    #2 Heath N 27 November, 2020, 07:30

    Simply Beautiful!!!

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  3. JJK
    #3 JJK 27 November, 2020, 13:47

    I know Dhani will do the right thing! I love this album.

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  4. James Kelly
    #4 James Kelly 27 November, 2020, 14:42

    I hope they reissue the Bangla Desh LP the same way!

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  5. Winston O'Boogie
    #5 Winston O'Boogie 27 November, 2020, 17:47

    Why wasn’t this done for the actual anniversary date not for the 51st year. But will still be looking forward to it next year. And just bought the remix single. Not to play but to hang on my wall with the rest of my Beatles collection.

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  6. Luile
    #6 Luile 28 November, 2020, 13:37

    I’ve got a copy of “All Things Must Pass” release of some years ago, incluiding a “b” Side and a by then new “My Sweet Lord” recording done a few months before George Harrison died. There are still around 6 songs that were recorded during the sessions for that album, that have not been released yet. One is the original “It Don’t Come Easy” sung by George instead of Ringo. Hope that whoever is doing this, will include the unreleased songs. They deserve to be heard (one can find some through Youtube).

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  7. Mike
    #7 Mike 28 November, 2020, 15:06

    Please don’t confuse scrubbing the trebles that were overly present (and at the expense of dynamic range) in the original recording at the expense of clarity to give the perception of recover more dynamic response. I Dig Love and Apple Scruffs were examples of a strong sounding recording even in the original pressing without the “wall of sound” compression that came with too much Spector effects. I remember I had a tape (not disc) of All Things Must Pass back when it released. The drums jumped out at you on I Dig Love.

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  8. Moddie
    #8 Moddie 10 December, 2020, 19:24

    I saved money that I made from babysitting back in the day to buy this album. It was costly for a young kid. Bought it at Sam Goody and kept checking with the store manager if a copy was available while I saved up my money. Day came that I had enough $15.00(?) and there weren’t any copies left. Told the manager that I was disappointed and he smiled and pulled one out from under the counter. He saved it for me. George was always my favorite. Studied the lyrics. My daughter has my original vinyl copy with all the cool “stuff” that came with it inside.

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