David Browne
January 26, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

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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