Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

Confession: George Harrison was my favorite Beatle. He released his first proper solo album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970.

Perhaps not surprisingly, it was a Triple album. During the career of The Beatles, Harrison typically got a song or two at most allotted to each of the Fab Four’s releases.

Lennon and McCartney were the focus, but “the quiet Beatle” was stockpiling songs all along the way, and All Things Must Pass was the sound of the floodgates opening.

With Phil Spector producing, the album incorporated his famed “wall of sound” style, and featured an impressive cast of contributing musicians, including Eric Clapton, Gary Wright, Bobby Whitlock, Klaus Voorman, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton, Ginger Baker, Billy Preston, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Alan, White, Dave Mason, and some songwriting assistance from Bob Dylan.

Many critics have declared this massive project as the finest of all the solo works from the collective former Beatles.

That says a lot, doesn’t it? Sometimes it is the quietest ones who have the most interesting things to say.

One thought on “Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

  1. I’d vote All Things Must Pass as the best Beatles solo album. Have you seen the Martin Scorsese documentary on George? I was very impressed with how his friends spoke of him as a friend and how much they still miss and think of him all the time.

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