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All Things Must Pass (1970)

George Harrison
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Rock music, Gospel music, Folk rock

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All Things Must Pass is a triple album by George Harrison. Recorded and released in 1970, the album was Harrison's first solo work since the break-up of The Beatles in April that year. The original vinyl release featured two LPs of rock songs as well as Apple Jam, a third disc of informal jams. Often credited as rock's first triple album, it was in fact the first by a single act, the multi-artist Woodstock live set having preceded it by six months.
In regards to the album's size, Harrison stated: "I didn't have many tunes on Beatles records, so doing an album like All Things Must Pass was like going to the bathroom and letting it out."
The album was critically acclaimed and, with long stays at number 1 in both the US and the UK, commercially successful. It was certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2001.
Harrison had been accumulating the songs he recorded for the album as far back as 1966; the composition of both "Art of Dying" and "Isn't It a Pity" dates from that year. He picked up several more songs in late 1968 while visiting Bob Dylan and The Band in Woodstock, New York. Harrison and Dylan co-wrote "I'd Have You Anytime" and "Nowhere to Go"

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A chart-topping triple set that sounds better and better as time goes by.