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Music Review: 'All Things Must Pass'

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All Things Must Pass (Music)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
George Harrison
Producer:
Phil Spector
Producers:
Apple, Capitol
genre:
Reissues

We gave it an A-

Arguably rock’s first boxed set returns to celebrate its 30th birthday, with brighter remastered sonics and the requisite inconsequential bonus tracks. Harrison and Phil Spector’s Wall of Krishna Sound is still majestically congested, and the songs are so strong that the ex-Fabber would never top them. Even the jams (needlessly ”restored to their true sequence”) feel refreshing in their looseness. Alas, ”My Sweet Lord 2000,” Harrison’s note-for-note remake of the album’s biggest hit, is a huge spoiler, not to mention holy — er, wholly — unnecessary. A-

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