April 19, 2010 – 3:54 am

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The Making Of All Things Must Pass [ReproMan, 3CD]


And for those who would like the whole works…

These CDs might have started life as a Midnight Beat boxset in 1997 but ReproMan has added the Ringo Starr outtakes (which were also released by Midnight Beat as an apple-shaped CD single) to make it their own.

“A master quality collection of outtakes and in-progress versions from the making of George Harrison’s three-LP set All Things Must Pass comes from Vigotone’s ReproMan subsidiary. This three-CD set also adds a few Ringo Starr outtakes at the end.” - Philip Cohen

This is what Cave In commented at Bootlegzone: “With the sheer quality, majesty and quantity of music on this package, it is a wonder why George didn’t offer a 30th anniversary box set edition of his best album like Brian Wilson did when he issued the Pet Sound sessions box.

“George mentioned in the ATMP liner notes (2000 edition) that he resisted temptation to reduce the Phil Spector production from 1970. He could have done so, issued the album as it was, and offered these tantalizing performances as bonuses, and would have set a high benchmark for further major re-issues in the process. The multiple takes of Apple Scruff is equally enjoyable.

“If you could get your hands on this one, get it. Worth the admission price alone to hear the What is Life tracks.”

Thanks to Phil for sharing the lossless tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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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Disc 1
Track 101. What Is Life - backing track (5:11) (7.1MB)
Track 102. What Is Life - guitar/piano overdub (5:10) (7.1MB)
Track 103. Beware Of Darkness - early run through (3:55) (5.3MB)
Track 104. Beware Of Darkness - guitar overdub (3:59) (5.4MB)
Track 105. Beware Of Darkness - 2nd guitar overdub (3:58) (5.4MB)
Track 106. Let It Down - backing track (6:43) (9.2MB)
Track 107. Let It Down - vocal overdub (6:43) (9.2MB)
Track 108. Let It Down - piano and organ overdub (6:50) (9.3MB)
Track 109. Apple Scruffs - take 1 (3:20) (4.6MB)
Track 110. Apple Scruffs - take 2 (2:55) (4.0MB)
Track 111. Apple Scruffs - take 3 (5:23) (7.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Hear Me Lord - early take with guide vocals (7:34) (10.4MB)
Track 202. Awaiting On You All - early take - backing track (2:58) (4.1MB)
Track 203. Awaiting On You All - overdub session (2:53) (3.9MB)
Track 204. Run Of The Mill - early take with guide vocals (3:01) (4.1MB)
Track 205. Run Of The Mill - vocal, piano and organ overdub (3:01) (4.1MB)
Track 206. Art Of Dying - backing track (3:53) (5.3MB)
Track 207. Art Of Dying - backing track with overdubs (3:50) (5.2MB)
Track 208. Apple Scruffs - several takes of the rhythm track (7:12) (9.9MB)
Track 209. Apple Scruffs - more attempts (9:12) (12.6MB)
Track 210. Momma You Been On My Mind - acoustic version (4:04)
[It’s actualy another take of Apple Scruffs.] (5.5MB)
Track 211. Apple Scruffs - two more attempts 5:45) (7.9MB)

Disc 3
Track 301. What Is Life - trumpet overdub (5:12) (7.1MB)
Track 302. Beware Of Darkness - string overdub (4:00) (5.5MB)
Track 303. Hear Me Lord - piano and organ overdub (7:38) (10.4MB)
Track 304. Let It Down - take 8 - guitar overdub (6:57) (9.5MB)
Track 305. Awaiting On You All- trumpet overdub (2:59) (4.0MB)
Track 306. Run Of The Mill - trumpet overdub (3:02) (4.1MB)
Track 307. Art Of Dying - take 26 (3:55) (5.3MB)
Track 308. You - early take (4:48) (6.6MB)
Track 309. Apple Scruffs - another try (5:34) (7.7MB)
Track 310. Apple Scruffs - chorus overdub (2:35) (3.5MB)
Track 311. Apple Scruffs - guitar overdub (2:35) (3.6MB)
Track 312. Apple Scruffs - 2nd chorus overdub (2:35) (3.6MB)
Track 313. It Don’t Come Easy - alternate 1 (3:29) (4.7MB)
Track 314. It Don’t Come Easy - alternate 2 (3:29) (4.8MB)
Track 315. Goodnight Vienna - alternate (2:47) (3.8MB)

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


  2. wow..more from george..this is just awesome guys, thanks so much.

    By sluggo on Apr 19, 2010

  3. Great Thank You so much!!!

    By udo on Apr 19, 2010

  4. Thanks for posting!Truelly Historic recordings!

    By Hiro E on Apr 19, 2010

  5. Thanks again Philip

    By Alexfripou on Apr 20, 2010

  6. Awesome stuff. Is “Momma You Been On My Mind” actually on this? The track is actually another take on Apple Scruffs.

    By Andrew on Apr 20, 2010

  7. Hello Andrew. Yes, the track is another take of Apple Scruffs. It was probably wrongly titled and Momma You Been On My Mind is not available on this set.

    By bigozine2 on Apr 21, 2010

  8. Sorry to disagree, but, with the exception of being a completist, the versions contained here and on the two other GH boots on BigO don’t really add anything to the already terrific ATMP listening experience for me. GH was not an improvisor like Hendrix or an organic songwriter like Lennon. These just sound incomplete to me. For all who disagree, please enjoy.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Apr 21, 2010

  9. Most excellent. Thank you Big O!

    By Timmy on Apr 21, 2010

  10. I don’t know if I am a “completist” or not but I love the Harrison stuff you have given us. Far from being “the quiet Beatle” George had a lot to say, and I love hearing as much as I can get my hands on…hey…maybe that makes me…a completist!

    Thanks Big O! (again and again and again!)

    By CrimsonCrow on Apr 22, 2010

  11. thanks love it all by the way jimi’s improvising is abit over rated in my view that latest release left me cold guess it’s just a matter of taste

    By woodpeckerdeadwood on Apr 23, 2010

  12. Very nice to have all these outtakes from George’s masterpiece.

    By Matt on Apr 24, 2010

  13. I appreciate these recordings and the way they were presented, one set after the other. Although George’s solo work seemed more accessible - or more commercial in some ways - it’s content manytimes incorporated instruments and religious philosophy that was very foreign to most western ears. So in that way George was content to be unique. And here he was creating his own vision of what his album should be.

    By 2yrsnojob on Apr 25, 2010

  14. Maravilloso!!!

    Todas estas pistas demuestran la calidad de Harrison. Considero que asi debio haberse escuchado “All things must pass” tal cual, es decir, sin el efecto tan “caracteristico” de Spector.

    Gracias por este material!

    By Varij on Dec 19, 2010

  15. thank you for the music ,, gracias por la musica y por reponer los links muertos.

    By taxbluesman on Aug 28, 2012

  16. Iam lookingig for thise cd for many years greatings john

    By John Stoop on Mar 18, 2013

  17. Awesome stuff, awesome site! Keep them coming up!

    By Psychomaniac on Apr 24, 2013

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