WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

April 15, 2010 – 10:45 am

At least for Derek And The Dominos.

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GEORGE HARRISON
All Things Must Surface: The Making Of All Things Must Pass Part II [ReproMan RPM 107-108, 2CD]

Bootleg released in 2001. Acetates of songs recorded for All Things Must Pass. VG+ to Ex- SBD stereo.

This 2001 bootleg was served shortly after Apple reissued a remastered version of All Things Must Pass on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. ReproMan claimed this to be the unexpurgated acetates. Presumably, this was the early running order for All Things Must Pass, starting with Hear Me Lord and ending with the Apple Jam, whose order is identical to the official release.

Bootlegzone praised this release for uncovering “early stereo mixes” hitherto unheard of. “This follow-up to 1997’s The Making Of All Things Must Pass features two CDs of the unexpurgated acetates of songs released and unreleased from the LP, with additional material culled from other top-quality sources to provide the perfect companion piece to that set”, they said.

Fan comments were mixed. “A very good CD indeed, the high point here being the only version known of one of the first takes of My Sweet Lord, still with Its acoustic feeling. Quality however, could have been worked out a bit…,” suggested  alessandromarinho. “Sound on The Making Of All Things Must Pass (Midnight Beat 3CD) is much better,” he concluded.

Another fan, Kevin Isles said this was a “knock off” “of the All Things Must Pass Apple Acetate CD by Unicorn Records but the track list has been altered.”

What’s on offer is a fly-on-the-wall moment before the polish and the buffering was applied. The sound quality while not equal to the official release is not bad. It’s rough but spirited. You realise that Harrison reserved his singing and (presumably) preferred to dub his voice later. Many of the tracks here are instrumentals. If you listen to Midnight Beat’s triple disc set, it is evident by the large number of instrumental takes.

Harrison was also generous to Eric Clapton to give him and his future band, the Dominos, an entire album to jam (the Apple Jam occupies Sides 5 and 6 of the triple LP). It was the spirit of the times, when artistic adventure went hand-in-hand with extravagance. It sure beats all those CDs of endless remixes of the same song.

As a bonus, ReproMan offers a long interview with Harrison at the end of disc 2 where the legend talks about the mastering of All Things Must Past and his future plans for the rest of the catalogue.

This is sourced from our silver disc copy.
- Professor Red

Stay tuned for alternate versions of this release - All Things Must Pass, The Apple Acetates and The Making Of All Things Must Pass (the latter courtesy of Philip Cohen).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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CD1 (69:28m)
Track 101. Hear Me Lord (acetate, there’s a skip) (10.7MB)
Track 102. Let It Down (7.4MB)
Track 103. Awaiting On You All [inst] (4.1MB)
Track 104. Run Of The Mill (false start) (357k)
Track 105. Run Of The Mill (3.9MB)
Track 106. Art Of Dying (take 26) [inst] (5.2MB)
Track 107. What Is Life (take 25) [inst] (6.4MB)
Track 108. Isn’t It A Pity (7.7MB)
Track 109. Isn’t It A Pity (version 2) (7.9MB)
Track 110. Behind That Locked Door (4.8MB)
Track 111. All Things Must Pass (5.4MB)
Track 112. I Live For You * (5.1MB)
Track 113. Beware Of Darkness (5.3MB)
Track 114. Down To The River (McCartney) * (3.5MB)
Track 115. Whatever * (8.9MB)
BONUS
Track 116. It’s Johnny’s Birthday (greetings sent to Lennon on his 30th birthday) 0:53m (1.2MB)
Track 117. Pete Drake’s Talking Steel Guitar (alternate mono acetate version) (5.3MB)

CD2 (71:24m)
Track 201. Wah Wah (take 3) [inst] (7.2MB)
Track 202. My Sweet Lord (6.1MB)
Track 203. I Dig Love (take 20) (1.1MB)
Track 204. I Dig Love (6.8MB)
Track 205. If Not For You (Dylan) (5.1MB)
Track 206. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) [inst] (5.2MB)
Track 207. I’d Have You Anytime (intro only) (305k)
Track 208. Plug Me In (4.7MB)
Track 209. Plug Me In (4.7MB)

APPLE JAM
210. Out Of The Blue 11:11 (omitted)
211. It’s Johnny’s Birthday  0:50 (omitted)
212. Plug Me In 3:19 (omitted)
213. I Remember Jeep 8:06 (omitted)
214. Thanks For The Pepperoni 5:32 (omitted)
BONUS
Track 215 (to 240). A Conversation With George Harrison on 30th Anniversary reissue of All Things Must Pass (Feb 15, 2001, interviewer Chris Carter) (17.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)

* unreleased tracks.
The Apple Jam portion CD2 Tks 10-14 are omitted. They are identical to the official release.

George Harrison’s craft reached its peak with All Things Must Pass. Click on the link to order George Harrison albums.

  1. 17 Responses to “WHERE IT ALL BEGAN”

  2. Very Nice to have some George Harrison, with other versions to appear, along with the original LP version I have to compare it to. The first set sounds rougher than expected, as the guitar seems a bit overmodulated. The rest of the sound seems good. Im very happy to have this! This is the night when sounds of the sandman bringing people to sleep is replaced by George’s The Taxman. Would be good to hear alternates of that work also.
    Thanx everyone. As my friend’s bumper sticker says, Dont Steal! The Government Hates Competition! After tonight, a new bumper sticker should say, Dont Steal! The Government Got It ALL Already!

    By 2yrsnojob on Apr 15, 2010

  3. Hello,

    Thank you very much for this post.

    It’s mentionned : The Making Of All Things Must Pass Part II , is there a Part I somewhere that you can share with us

    Thanks anyway for all your work

    By Alexfripou on Apr 15, 2010

  4. WONDERFUL!

    By bigtexashonk on Apr 15, 2010

  5. Once again BIGO comes through, when I saw this posted in the cover art section I got excited and hoped we would see it here as a download.Just like a birthday present now here it is..thanks so much gang..long live bigo even if they do get old !
    sluggo

    By sluggo on Apr 15, 2010

  6. To Alexfripou,

    The first volume is a 3-CD set and has much stronger material, and it is from the master tapes. Vol. 2 is basically footnotes.

    I sent Vol.1 to Big O a while back, so I’m sure that it will someday appear here.

    By Philip Cohen on Apr 15, 2010

  7. Excellent collection here. Thank you for a really nice listen. George was a integral part of the legend that was the Beatles. And beyond…

    By Timmy on Apr 15, 2010

  8. Thank you Philip

    By Alexfripou on Apr 16, 2010

  9. Thank you Darlin!

    By diane on Apr 16, 2010

  10. Beware of Darkness! It just brings tears to my eyes. Every time! Can’t help but think how being born in this same time in history is so cool. I hope in 300 years I will be able to recall it!!

    By lanzarishi on Apr 17, 2010

  11. Wonderful stuff, this. Of course, “Down To The River” isn’t any more a McCartney composition as it is a Neil Young composition.

    By wardo on Apr 17, 2010

  12. Great to have this in my collection. Thanks BigO

    By Matt on Apr 22, 2010

  13. “… Some things take so long…..”

    I’ll have to take a listen to this boot — not quite sure about duplications from other ones.

    By Serge Zéni on Jul 29, 2010

  14. Great stuff and nice to hear alternate versions of his best album ever. Thanks man.

    By Psychomaniac on Apr 24, 2013

  15. Down To The River is not a McCartney composition! It just shares the same title but Paul has nothing to do with it.

    George released the final version of Down To The River renames as Rocking Chair In Hawaii for his album Brainswashed

    By Abel on May 17, 2015

  16. Hi,

    Is there anywhere still hosting these tracks? I heard them here years ago and prefer them to the album mixes - but all the links here are dead now (2017)!

    By Daz on Jan 8, 2017

  17. “Down to the river” couldn’t have been the Neil Young track. The Neil song is called “Down BY the river”. Not the same title

    By sakobert on Jan 8, 2017

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