For the first time since 1971, George Harrison’s classic album All Things Must Pass has returned to the top ten in the Billboard 200 charts. It has entered in at number seven following its 50th anniversary re-release.
The record has been re-mixed, re-mastered and re-issued to honour its 50th year. Every version of the album, including the original 1970 edition, have been combined in this new release, and it will be available in a variety of formats.
Harrison’s third studio album topped the charts when it was first released in 1971, holding that position for seven consecutive weeks. It debuted at number five in December of that year and was last in the top ten on March 27th 1971, where it was ranked at number nine.
The album gave Harrison two top ten hits, with his first number one, ‘My Sweet Lord’, as well as his song ‘What Is Life’, which ranked at number ten. But the album’s re-entrance into the Billboard 200 marks the first time the late George Harrison has been in the top ten since ‘Cloud Nine’ peaked at number eight in 1988.
All Things Must Pass has been re-issued in a stunning variety of formats for its 50th anniversary. A standard 23-track set is available, as well as a two-CD or a three-vinyl LP set. On top of that, a deluxe edition (23 standard tracks, plus 17 demos, outtakes and jams, on a three-CD or five-vinyl LP set), a super deluxe edition (23 standard tracks plus 47 demos, outtakes and jams, on digital download, a five-CD-plus blu-ray set, or an eight-vinyl LP set) and even an uber deluxe edition (the same 23 standard tracks and 47 bonus tracks on the super deluxe—on five CDs, one blu-ray and eight vinyl LPs.
The latter is housed in a wooden crate which also contains memorabilia and two books documenting the making of the album.
Listen to ‘My Sweet Lord’ below.