George Harrison - All Things Must POLL

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OptionVotes
05. What Is Life 14
13. Awaiting On You All * 7
10. Beware Of Darkness 7
03. Wah-Wah 6
02. My Sweet Lord 4
04. Isn't It A Pity 4
02. Art Of Dying 3
07. Behind That Locked Door 3
06. If Not For You 3
12. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) 3
14. All Things Must Pass 2
05. Out Of The Blue 1
01. I'd Have You Anytime 1
11. Apple Scruffs 1
09. Run Of The Mill 1
08. Let It Down 1
08. I Remember Jeep 0
07. Plug Me In 0
06. It's Johnny's Birthday 0
04. Hear Me Lord 0
03. Isn't It A Pity (Version Two) 0
01. I Dig Love 0
09. Thanks For The Pepperoni 0


nostormo, Friday, 26 October 2012 21:11 (eight years ago) link

voting for the one with the asterisk next to it

Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 October 2012 21:12 (eight years ago) link

which I have always sort of wished Screamadelica-era Primal Scream had covered

Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 October 2012 21:13 (eight years ago) link

run of the mill, for me

nostormo, Friday, 26 October 2012 21:13 (eight years ago) link

Tough choice, might be the title track. Or a write-in for "It's Johnny's Birthday."

C-3PO Sharkey (Phil D.), Friday, 26 October 2012 22:28 (eight years ago) link

Why a write-in? It's one of the poll choices.

I love this album. I've revived Bimble's thread about it twice just to say "man, I love this album."

WilliamC, Friday, 26 October 2012 22:40 (eight years ago) link

title track.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 26 October 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

Sometimes I think Jim Gordon is this record's secret weapon.

WilliamC, Friday, 26 October 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

Yr right, drumming (/entire phil spector massive rhythm section) is so tight on this album.

This album is so good. I think I have to go for Awaiting On You All because it is my guaranteed pickmeup - such a massive, massive, jubilant sound, and the thing which made me fall in love with wall o' sound - and for the lines about the pope.

But that would be doing massive disservice to Isn't It A Pity (first version), I'd Have You Anytime, What Is Life, Apple Scruffs, Let It Down, Frankie Crisp... Love this album.

insert witticism here (hypehat), Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:27 (eight years ago) link

this is prob down to frankie crisp vs. awaiting on you all for me.

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:31 (eight years ago) link

I've never owned it. Love both singles, but I voted for "Behind That Locked Door."

clemenza, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:37 (eight years ago) link

"What Is Life" still sounds great whenever I hear it on an oldies channel.

jetfan, Saturday, 27 October 2012 01:25 (eight years ago) link

The two singles are classic. Although I'm on record hating George's voice I prefer his "If Not For You" to Dylan's, and "Apple Scruffs" is one of the best faux Dylan songs anyone's ever written.

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 October 2012 01:31 (eight years ago) link

It's gotta be 'Art Of Dying' for me. Fucking love that intro.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Saturday, 27 October 2012 02:25 (eight years ago) link

Thinking "Awaiting on You All" - there's something uncanny about how it works as classic Spector sound. It's a bit of a sleeper, but I do think I'd take it over the two singles or "Run of the Mill."

timellison, Saturday, 27 October 2012 03:22 (eight years ago) link

Gonna have to think about it but I'm also a huge fan of "Awaiting On You All" and I love the idea of it winning this poll by a landslide.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 27 October 2012 05:19 (eight years ago) link

Probably going with "Wah-Wah," one of my favorite Ringo moments.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 27 October 2012 13:39 (eight years ago) link

What Is Life

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:45 (eight years ago) link

Even though I went for 'Art Of Dying', 'Awaiting On You All' was a definite contender. I can see why people love that song... it's just so joyous and uplifting, and I'm not religious in the slightest!

And also the lyric: "While the Pope owns 51% of General Motors, and the stock exchange is the only thing he's qualified to quote us."

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Saturday, 27 October 2012 15:26 (eight years ago) link

write-in for "i live for you"

buzza, Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:11 (eight years ago) link

d also the lyric: "While the Pope owns 51% of General Motors, and the stock exchange is the only thing he's qualified to quote us."

Talk about shoehorning polysyllables!

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 October 2012 18:16 (eight years ago) link

"Behind that locked door". Great slow dance song.

brimstead, Saturday, 27 October 2012 18:22 (eight years ago) link

"Motors" + "quote us" = great rhyming too

timellison, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:18 (eight years ago) link

where did he/she got this version from?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vW867TrVHA

nostormo, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:28 (eight years ago) link

title track for me, although I wish the beatles had recorded a full version of it because there are little bits of this version that bug. but it's still my favorite song of this batch, slightly (I like almost everything on this album, jam aside)

akm, Sunday, 28 October 2012 14:55 (eight years ago) link

"Behind that Locked Door" cos the slide on that is just soooo smooth. I'm a sucker for waterwork country songs too.

I almost voted "Awaiting on You All" though. Amazing girl group-style pop spirituality. This album rules from start to finish.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 28 October 2012 16:17 (eight years ago) link

I'm amazed though that a lot of fans consider it the best Beatles solo album.

It's got some of the best material by far - it just also has a lot of other stuff too. Gotta say that the quality level for the deep cuts is pretty consistent, but man, single album version of this, though missing the majestic "look at all that has been locked in the treasure chest of my soul" quality, would be a monster.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:21 (eight years ago) link

it's easily up there with POB, Imagine, and Ram, I think, as the four essential solo records.

akm, Sunday, 28 October 2012 19:19 (eight years ago) link

i'd agree with that. all of 'em had plenty of great singles/moments here and there, but those four are the ones to own.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 28 October 2012 22:48 (eight years ago) link

Chuck the "Ringo" album in there too, why not?

Mark G, Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:48 (eight years ago) link

if you mean the early nineties reissue with "It Don't Come Easy," "Back Off Boogaloo," and "Early 1970," by all means.

I'd Have You Anytime

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:52 (eight years ago) link

He had a burst of being a good songwriter round about then.

Mark G, Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:53 (eight years ago) link

really love the whole willie mitchell vibe it has xp

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:54 (eight years ago) link

i'd agree with that. all of 'em had plenty of great singles/moments here and there, but those four are the ones to own.

― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:48 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I personally couldn't live without Band On The Run, Venus And Mars, Flowers In The Dirt, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard and Thirty-Three & 1/3 either.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:59 (eight years ago) link

I like the krishna krishna song

turds (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 29 October 2012 00:00 (eight years ago) link

What is Life, mostly due to Goodfellas

IMP of the perverse (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 29 October 2012 00:27 (eight years ago) link

I've had so many different favorite tracks on this album over the years, I'll just pick the one I want to hear right now: "Let It Down"

Hideous Lump, Monday, 29 October 2012 02:48 (eight years ago) link

"Let it Down" is pretty much Spiritualized 30 years before Spiritualized.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 29 October 2012 03:11 (eight years ago) link

Wait, is that what Spiritualized sound like?? Maybe I should check them out then!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 October 2012 03:16 (eight years ago) link

Mainly the beginning instrumental section of that song. I can't remember exactly what it reminds me of, but i think it's something of "Let it Come Down".

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 29 October 2012 03:19 (eight years ago) link

wah(-and-indeed-)wah

t**t, Monday, 29 October 2012 08:24 (eight years ago) link

Beware Of Darkness

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Monday, 29 October 2012 14:48 (eight years ago) link

no Isn't It a Pity votes yet? huh...(that was my vote)

Iago Galdston, Monday, 29 October 2012 14:50 (eight years ago) link

"Let it Down" is pretty much Spiritualized 30 years before Spiritualized.

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:11 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Wait, is that what Spiritualized sound like?? Maybe I should check them out then!

― Doctor Casino, Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:16 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Mainly the beginning instrumental section of that song. I can't remember exactly what it reminds me of, but i think it's something of "Let it Come Down".

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:19 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I can't really think of a particular song on Let It Come Down that "Let It Down" reminds me of, but I would definitely say that if you were going to check out Spiritualized because of a comparison to this song, then Let It Come Down is absolutely the place to begin.

trebek sajak iii (cwkiii), Monday, 29 October 2012 15:49 (eight years ago) link

But for me, this is either "Wah-Wah", "What Is Life", or "Let It Down".

trebek sajak iii (cwkiii), Monday, 29 October 2012 15:52 (eight years ago) link

Beware of Darkness, for so many reasons; the way he sings "take kurr bewurr", the siren like guitar call, the spiritual melancholia George so excels in, the beautiful melody...
Nice cover by Marianne too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuk88Rcnjc

Dr X O'Skeleton, Monday, 29 October 2012 16:07 (eight years ago) link

this album is definitely a heavy reference point for Let it Come Down

Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 29 October 2012 16:38 (eight years ago) link

I was never really too keen on the 'jam sessions' part of this record, and 'I Dig Love' is never going to be one of my favourite ever George Harrison compositions. I like how he gives you the option between two different versions of 'Isn't It A Pity' (the former, BIG and bombastic - the second, stripped down and more 'cosy'), though.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 29 October 2012 19:17 (eight years ago) link

Paul had to play a bunch of ATMP songs that either he'd rejected for the Beatles, or were digs at him for rejecting those songs.

It's documented somewhere that he, in particular, rejected a bunch of those songs? And that some others are digs at him? Missed it if so.

Paul singing ATMP was one of the best parts of that concert.

timellison, Friday, 2 November 2012 22:13 (eight years ago) link

In an interview with Crawdaddy magazine, Harrison explained: "That was the song, when I left from the Let It Be movie, there's a scene where Paul and I are having an argument, and we're trying to cover it up. Then the next scene I'm not there and Yoko's just screaming, doing her screeching number. Well, that's where I'd left, and I went home to write 'Wah-Wah.' It had given me a wah-wah, like I had such a headache with that whole argument. It was such a headache."

Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 2 November 2012 22:16 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, I remember that story. Not about to weigh in on who was the villain in their argument or something. McCartney has been dumped on to a ridiculous degree over the years.

timellison, Friday, 2 November 2012 22:20 (eight years ago) link

He has, but also, if you watch Let It Be, the thought of being in a band with Paul McCartney takes on a shitty new meaning.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 2 November 2012 23:00 (eight years ago) link

Don't remember it that way, but I haven't seen it in decades. And anyone can have a bad day, etc.

Do remember that people seemed to view Paul's perspective on those sessions more favorably when this book came out.

timellison, Friday, 2 November 2012 23:09 (eight years ago) link

i regret i didn't vote for wah wah

nostormo, Monday, 5 November 2012 18:36 (eight years ago) link

wah wah

Doctor Casino, Monday, 5 November 2012 19:36 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Is it just me or does Harrison sound like he's singing "I love dick" in the second verse of 'I Dig Love'?

Dog Man Star took a suck on a pill... (Turrican), Friday, 11 October 2013 05:39 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

Let it roll is my fave Harrison song ever. Is it controversial to say this record is my favourite Beatles associated album

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:07 (three years ago) link

I’ll see your Let it Roll and raise you Run of the Mill

calstars, Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:12 (three years ago) link

It doesn't get any better than the funky ass intro to 'Art of Dying'!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:45 (three years ago) link

I don't think I've told this story before: when I was a teenager my cousin and I made several short movies with my dad's 8mm camera and editor. One was called "The Art of Dying," and the soundtrack (on cassette!) was segments of Harrison's Electronic Sound. The plot was mostly a ripoff of the TV series "Kung Fu," with my cousin and I in our karate uniforms. After fighting his "deadly" german shepherd we died in a field. The End.

No energy, only great chaos (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:17 (three years ago) link

(:

timellison, Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:50 (three years ago) link

i'm with ross

"behind that locked door" is number two

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:05 (three years ago) link

wait sorry i'm with ross in that 'let it roll' is my fav off this album

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:05 (three years ago) link

i'm in ross in that he seems like a really nice guy too!

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:06 (three years ago) link

with

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:06 (three years ago) link

Hey brimstead I appreciate that :) I enjoy your posts

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:42 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

09. Run Of The Mill 1
08. Let It Down 1

:|

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 21 May 2018 22:16 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Is it just me or does Harrison sound like he's singing "I love dick" in the second verse of 'I Dig Love'?

― Dog Man Star took a suck on a pill... (Turrican), Friday, October 11, 2013

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 January 2020 18:48 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

apparently George offered "Isn't it a Pity" to Frank Sinatra

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 19:41 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

"Let it Down" is pretty much Spiritualized 30 years before Spiritualized.

― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:11 PM

Too bad nothing on Let It Come Down is as good as this.

pomenitul, Friday, 19 February 2021 20:36 (four months ago) link

Also I think I've finally come around to this album. Hearing the 2010 mix has made all the difference.

pomenitul, Friday, 19 February 2021 20:37 (four months ago) link

Did they dick about with the mixes for the CD reissue/s?

piscesx, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:54 (four months ago) link

.. as in, the 2000 version.

piscesx, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:55 (four months ago) link

It's a lossless release that you could download straight from the official website and that has since been withdrawn but if you can get your hands on it, I'd say it's very much worth your while. It sounds a lot more natural and less Spector-esque to my ears. Even the folks over at Steve Hoffman agree that it's the ideal way to hear All Things Must Pass.

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:03 (four months ago) link

Never much liked the echo-laden mix, but don't especially like most of the songs either. Harrison's 70s decline is over-emphasized, there are as many good songs on Extra Texture as on All Things Must Pass (three or four). I'd have voted "What is Life".

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 20 February 2021 14:09 (four months ago) link

what are your big 3 or 4?

tiwa-nty one savage (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 February 2021 14:16 (four months ago) link

"What is Life", "I'd Have You Anytime", "Beware of Darkness", maybe "Isn't It a Pity" or "My Sweet Lord". Most of the remaining songs just don't get over melodically or lyrically, and the Apple Jam album is junk.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 20 February 2021 14:35 (four months ago) link

"Apple Scruffs" slaps.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 February 2021 15:17 (four months ago) link

I love ATMP - except for the "jam" disc, it's always been an excellent album to me, and I don't even consider that third disc to be part of the album anymore. (When George promoted the reissue in 2000, he stated in a Billboard interview that "For the jams, I didn't want to just throw in the cupboard, and yet at the same time it wasn't part of the record; that's why I put it on a separate label to go in the package as a kind of bonus." There's at least one interview from 1970 where Harrison basically said the same, adding that he was annoyed that the list price was also raised accordingly because he was under the impression that Capitol would price it as a double LP per his request.)

"You" has been the only track I ever liked from Extra Texture, but if there's something else on there that I should revisit, I would definitely give it another listen.

birdistheword, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:18 (four months ago) link

Harrison otm about its "grotty" self-production. His singing is worse than on Dark Horse.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:25 (four months ago) link

“let it roll” ffs people

brimstead, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:27 (four months ago) link

yeah, important to point out that halfway is totally wrong because he doesn’t include beware of darkness or let it roll or let it down

tiwa-nty one savage (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 February 2021 20:13 (four months ago) link

I did mention "Beware of Darkness". "Let It Roll" is a quirky song I can understand liking, "Let It Down" is woefully overblown.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 20 February 2021 22:39 (four months ago) link

oh I see beware of darkness, i don’t understand digging that one and not digging “run of the mill,” which feels of a piece

tiwa-nty one savage (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 February 2021 22:48 (four months ago) link

It's vaguer musically and lyrically.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 20 February 2021 23:03 (four months ago) link

Behind That Locked Door is gorgeous imo.

JoeStork, Saturday, 20 February 2021 23:56 (four months ago) link

^^^^^YES

brimstead, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:53 (four months ago) link

great slow dance song <3

brimstead, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:53 (four months ago) link

awwww i didn't know until now it was a song of encouragement to dylan <3 <3 <3

brimstead, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:54 (four months ago) link

Yeah, it is a beautiful song, even before they added Drake's pedal steel part.

birdistheword, Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:03 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Who’s getting the gnomes?

https://store.georgeharrison.com/collections/all-things-must-pass-50th-anniversary/products/uber-deluxe/

JoeStork, Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:31 (one week ago) link

Holy shit, $1000? I don't think I love any album *that* much.

Looks like the original album mixes aren't a part of this (aside from the 'bonus' jams that had been included with the original triple-LP set). It'll be interesting to hear a new mix, but despite Harrison's reservations about it, Spector's original LP mix may still be the mix for me.

birdistheword, Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:40 (one week ago) link

Definitely—the murk is part of what makes the LP so atmospheric for me, though I can see why some might dislike it on the more rockin’ tracks.

blatherskite, Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:08 (one week ago) link

lol joestork, i was just checking to see if the gnome figurines were available individually

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 June 2021 17:12 (one week ago) link

i'd always said that 3LP set could be boiled down to a great.......8 LP set?

Thus Sang Freud, Thursday, 10 June 2021 18:19 (one week ago) link

I like the original, but maybe the new mix will be along the lines of the Abbey Road or white album remixes: there are infinitely more EQ options available in 2021 vs 1970, so clearing out some of the sonic clutter may lead to something interesting and hopefully revealing.

While I prefer John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to ATMP, I'm not really interested in that box; I don't think I want or need multiple takes and false starts of "My Mummy's Dead." But hearing just George, Ringo, and Klaus run through the ATMP tunes, yeah, I definitely want to hear that.

(I would LOVE to hear the Yoko outtakes in the JL/POB box, but those are only on the Blu-Ray, and I don't have a Blu-Ray player.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 10 June 2021 18:34 (one week ago) link

The Plastic Ono Band box set is an excellent listen. For anyone who loves the album and is really interested in hearing how it came together and studying the individual parts, it's perfect. It's basically the musical equivalent of wading through a truckload of extras on a great Criterion release. But that doesn't mean it's something you'd want to own for a lot of money. It's something I'd check out or rent from a library once in a blue moon. Studio session collections are typically like that though.

birdistheword, Thursday, 10 June 2021 19:27 (one week ago) link

yeah, the only thing like that i've ever really listened to like an album in regular rotation (apart from when I JUST discovered a Smile bootleg) is actually the Beatles Anthology, and mostly just a couple key discs of that.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Friday, 11 June 2021 04:05 (one week ago) link


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