There are break-up albums and there are break-up albums, George Harrison’s landmark solo debut All Things Must Pass become an icon of the italic latter upon release in the summer of 1970.
The record helped to cushion the blow that The Beatles were and while time and countless solo works might have subsequently healed that wound, Harrison’s timeless introspection is set to brighten record collections once more.
On August 6th Capitol / UMe will release a 50th-anniversary edition of the album on both vinyl, CD and there’ll be Blu-ray’s thrown in there too.
The album has been completely remixed from the original tapes with Dhani Harrison, George’s son, working as an Executive producer. Dhani said in the press release, “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” he says. “But these mixes have to be able to stand up alongside contemporary music and with headphones.”
In order to achieve this Dhani enlisted the help of Paul Hicks, the sound engineer hot off a recent reworking of John Lennon’s solo Gimme Some Truth.
Two versions of the boxset will be made available, including an ‘Uber Deluxe’ effort that will set you back £860. It features a whopping eight 180g vinyl LPs, five CDs, a Blu-ray audio disc, a scrapbook and an archival interview collection, featuring 47 demos, outtakes and more, all housed in a bespoke wooden crate.
A slew of alternative versions are also available to suit all wallets starting from £16.99. You can pre-order the boxset now and check out a sneak peek video below.