George Harrison - All Things Must POLL

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Poll Results

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 (five years ago) Permalink

voting for the one with the asterisk next to it

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

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

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

run of the mill, for me

nostormo, Friday, 26 October 2012 21:13 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

title track.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 26 October 2012 22:41 (five years ago) Permalink

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

WilliamC, Friday, 26 October 2012 22:41 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:31 (five years ago) Permalink

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

clemenza, Saturday, 27 October 2012 00:37 (five years ago) Permalink

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

jetfan, Saturday, 27 October 2012 01:25 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

What Is Life

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:45 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

write-in for "i live for you"

buzza, Saturday, 27 October 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

brimstead, Saturday, 27 October 2012 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

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

timellison, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

where did he/she got this version from?

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

nostormo, Saturday, 27 October 2012 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

"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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 October 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Mark G, Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

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

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd Have You Anytime

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

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

Mark G, Sunday, 28 October 2012 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the krishna krishna song

turds (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 29 October 2012 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

What is Life, mostly due to Goodfellas

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 October 2012 03:16 (five years ago) 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), Monday, 29 October 2012 03:19 (five years ago) Permalink

wah(-and-indeed-)wah

t**t, Monday, 29 October 2012 08:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Beware Of Darkness

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

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

Iago Galdston, Monday, 29 October 2012 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

"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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

funny, i listened to this w/my two year old and the two songs she wanted me to repeat were "what is life" and "my sweet lord"...kids know the hits!

seasonal hugs (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 October 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

this is such a nice album, even though it can be cheesy (my sweet lord, i dig love). my pick is "beware of darkness".

fennel cartwright, Monday, 29 October 2012 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

:( at people being down on "I Dig Love" - I always really liked it and in fact used it as the opener "title track" to my one-disc mix of this ages and ages ago!

01 - I Dig Love
02 - The Art of Dying
03 - My Sweet Lord
04 - Apple Scruffs
05 - Beware of Darkness
06 - What Is Life
07 - Hear Me Lord
08 - It's Johnny's Birthday
09 - I'd Have You Anytime
10 - Wah Wah
11 - Let It Down
12 - Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
13 - Awaiting On You All
14 - All Things Must Pass

― Doctor Casino, Monday, January 3, 2011 12:39 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

err....shit, pasted over something there. That's a one-CD mix of this that I made back in 1998 or 1999, probably one of the first CDs I ever burned. It must have been my preferred listening experience for a while, because looking over it, I can't bring to mind any of the songs I left out (aside from "Isn't It A Pity"). Submitted for your consideration!

― Doctor Casino, Monday, January 3, 2011 12:41 AM Bookmark

George Harrison - "All Things Must Pass"

original thread, for reference!

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 October 2012 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

cruel poll

turn left onto bisexual woman (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 29 October 2012 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

What Is Life

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

What is Life

Also, a write in for "You" since it was recorded during these sessions, but not release until 1975.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKCLgEqd9x0

Darin, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 01:46 (five years ago) Permalink

For some reason, my vinyl copy of this has only the last two discs, although it does have, damningly, the sleeve for the first disc. The result is that for the first time in at least fifteen years I am sitting through the entire "Apple Jam." Not that I expect it to help with this poll, since I've already voted for "Awaiting On You All," but hey, maybe there is some hidden gem in here (besides "It's Johnny's Birthday")....

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:14 (five years ago) Permalink

.... nope!

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I only had disc three, back in the day.

Mark G, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is pretty much the album Let It Come Down wants to be. Especially something like Isn't It A Pity or Hear Me Lord.

Love I Dig Love, and Isn't It A Pity, but I had a sudden change of heart and went for What Is Life because it is just so much fun. Love the strings that come in at the end.

insert witticism here (hypehat), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 1 November 2012 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Solid results! "Beware of Darkness" is definitely a sleeper on this - love the final push where the arrangement thickens out a little on "it can hit you - It can hu-u-urt you" etc.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 1 November 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Glad Isn't It A Pity did well

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 1 November 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

'Out Of The Blue' getting a vote, 'I Dig Love' and 'Hear Me Lord' getting none!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 1 November 2012 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, hang on, what? "Out of the Blue" is, from what I can remember, the dullest part of the whole jam session. Weird.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 1 November 2012 01:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Damn straight

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Thursday, 1 November 2012 02:17 (five years ago) Permalink

only 1 vote for Let it Down? Despite the song inventing Spiritualized? I'm surprised at the top song too - it's great in the context of the album, but never struck me as standing out in particular. I thought Awaiting on You All would walk this, tbh.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 1 November 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Spiritualized pretty much turned to shit once they got into "Let It Down", imo.

"Early takes" has some lovely solo acoustic ATMP songs. Not amazing or anything, but nice.

brimstead, Thursday, 1 November 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

only 1 vote for Let it Down? Despite the song inventing Spiritualized? I'm surprised at the top song too - it's great in the context of the album, but never struck me as standing out in particular. I thought Awaiting on You All would walk this, tbh.

― Dr X O'Skeleton, Friday, 2 November 2012 03:52 (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the single biggest problem with this poll is that every track on discs 1 and 2 is excellent. i couldn't narrow it down past six tracks and just went with 'wah wah'.

炒面kampf (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 1 November 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

05. What Is Life 14
13. Awaiting On You All * 7
03. Wah-Wah 6
02. My Sweet Lord 4
12. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) 3
08. Let It Down 1

were the six tracks fwiw

炒面kampf (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 1 November 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink


'Out Of The Blue' getting a vote, 'I Dig Love' and 'Hear Me Lord' getting none!

― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 1 November 2012 01:39 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, hang on, what? "Out of the Blue" is, from what I can remember, the dullest part of the whole jam session. Weird.

― Doctor Casino, Thursday, 1 November 2012 01:54 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I only had disc three, back in the day.

― Mark G, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:03 (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hi dere..

Mark G, Friday, 2 November 2012 11:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Think of it as being the "Rev9" of this album...

Mark G, Friday, 2 November 2012 11:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyone else hear similarities between 'Beware of Darkness' and McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights'?

make like a steak and beef (dog latin), Friday, 2 November 2012 11:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I've always thought Wah-Wah is, probably intentionally ironically, the most McCartney-esque song on here. it's got that oom-pah music-hall rhythm Macca is so fond of, including a pounding "banan-finger" piano part and characteristically fluid bassline

Force Boxman (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 2 November 2012 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I love that, at the Concert For George, 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.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 2 November 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I wonder if Paul really DID buy George his wah-wah? And then refuse to let him use it at all during the "Get Back" sessions...

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 2 November 2012 19:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Some of this is a bit cool http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=461

insert witticism here (hypehat), Friday, 2 November 2012 20:08 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

i regret i didn't vote for wah wah

nostormo, Monday, 5 November 2012 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

wah wah

Doctor Casino, Monday, 5 November 2012 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:12 (three months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

(:

timellison, Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm with ross

"behind that locked door" is number two

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:05 (three months ago) Permalink

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 months ago) Permalink

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

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

with

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey brimstead I appreciate that :) I enjoy your posts

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

:|

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 21 May 2018 22:16 (one month ago) Permalink


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