George Harrison
Erster Song aus Jubiläums-Edition

Gut einen Monat vor dem Erscheinen der Jubiläumsedition von All Things Must Pass (1970) ist in ›Cosmic Empire‹ ein offiziell noch unveröffentlichter Song aus den Sessions des George Harrison-Opus zu hören.

Die Nummer gehörte zu den insgesamt fünfzehn Liedern, die Harrison am 27. Mai 1970 im Studio drei der Abbey Road Studios für Produzent Phil Spector spielte, um ihm einen Eindruck von der Musik zu vermitteln, die ihm für sein erstes songorientiertes Solo-Album vorschwebten.

Sieben Titel landeten später auf dem Dreifach-Album, das am 27. November 1970 in den USA und drei Tage später in Großbritannien erschien. ›Cosmic Empire‹ gehört zu den restlichen Nummern, die in dieser Variante bis jetzt nur auf dem Bootleg Beware Of Abkco! (1994) zu hören waren.

All Things Must Pass ist das erfolgreichste Soloalbum des ehemaligen Beatle, das unter anderem den Hit ›My Sweet Lord‹ enthält. Die am 6. August erscheinende 50th Anniversary Edition wird insgesamt 30 Demos enthalten, von denen 26 bisher noch nicht offiziell erhältlich waren.

Acht Konfigurationen wird es von der Geburtstags-Edition geben: Neben Ausführungen als Doppel- und Dreifach-CDs sowie 3LP-Varianten wird es auch ein fünf Schallplatten umfassendes LP-Set, eine 5CD+Blu-Ray-Edition sowie zwei unterschiedliche Deluxe-Varianten mit jeweils 8 Langspielplatten geben.

Die teuerste Variante für rund 1000 Euro wird in einer Eichenbox geliefert, dessen Holz auf dem Grundstück des 2001 verstorbenen Gitarristen gewachsen ist.

Die Tracklist des All Things Must Pass Uber Deluxe-Box:

Disc 1 (Main Album)
1. I’d Have You Anytime
2. My Sweet Lord
3. Wah-Wah
4. Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)
5. What Is Life
6. If Not For You
7. Behind That Locked Door
8. Let It Down
9. Run Of The Mill
 
Disc 2 (Main Album)
1. Beware Of Darkness
2. Apple Scruffs
3. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
4. Awaiting On You All
5. All Things Must Pass
6. I Dig Love
7. Art Of Dying
8. Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
9. Hear Me Lord
10. Out Of The Blue *
11. It’s Johnny’s Birthday *
12. Plug Me In *
13. I Remember Jeep *
14. Thanks For The Pepperoni *
 
* Newly Remastered/Original Mix
 
Disc 3 (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970)
1. All Things Must Pass (Take 1) †
2. Behind That Locked Door (Take 2)
3. I Live For You (Take 1)
4. Apple Scruffs (Take 1)
5. What Is Life (Take 3)
6. Awaiting On You All (Take 1) †
7. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 2)
8. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 1)
9. I Dig Love (Take 1)
10. Going Down To Golders Green (Take 1)
11. Dehra Dun (Take 2)
12. Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) (Take 1)
13. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (Take 2)
14. My Sweet Lord (Take 1) †
15. Sour Milk Sea (Take 1)
 
Disc 4 (Day 2 Demos – Wednesday 27 May 1970)
1. Run Of The Mill (Take 1) †
2. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
3. Everybody/Nobody (Take 1)
4. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
5. Window Window (Take 1)
6. Beautiful Girl (Take 1)
7. Beware Of Darkness (Take 1)
8. Let It Down (Take 1)
9. Tell Me What Has Happened To You (Take 1)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 1)
11. Nowhere To Go (Take 1)
12. Cosmic Empire (Take 1)
13. Mother Divine (Take 1)
14. I Don’t Want To Do It (Take 1)
15. If Not For You (Take 1)
 
† Previously Released
 
Disc 5 (Session Outtakes and Jams)
1. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 14)
2. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
3. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 5)
4. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
5. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)
6. If Not For You (Take 2)
7. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (Take 1)
8. What Is Life (Take 1)
9. Beware Of Darkness (Take 8)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 5)
11. Let It Down (Take 1)
12. Run Of The Mill (Take 36)
13. Down To the River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Take 1)
14. Get Back (Take 1)
15. Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Take 1)
16. It’s Johnny’s Birthday (Take 1)
17. Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (Take 5)
 
Blu-ray Audio Disc (Main Album Only; Surround, Atmos, Hi-Res)
1. I’d Have You Anytime
2. My Sweet Lord
3. Wah-Wah
4. Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)
5. What Is Life
6. If Not For You
7. Behind That Locked Door
8. Let It Down
9. Run Of The Mill
10. Beware Of Darkness
11. Apple Scruffs
12. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
13. Awaiting On You All
14. All Things Must Pass
15. I Dig Love
16. Art Of Dying
17. Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
18. Hear Me Lord
19. Out Of The Blue
20. It’s Johnny’s Birthday
21. Plug Me In
22. I Remember Jeep
23. Thanks For The Pepperoni

LP1 - A
I'd Have You Anytime
My Sweet Lord
Wah-Wah
Isn't It A Pity (Version One)
 
LP1 – B
What Is Life
If Not For You
Behind That Locked Door
Let It Down
Run Of The Mill
 
LP2 – A
Beware Of Darkness
Apple Scruffs
Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
Awaiting On You All
All Things Must Pass
 
LP2 - B
I Dig Love
Art Of Dying
Isn't It A Pity (Version Two)
Hear Me Lord
 
LP3 - A
Out Of The Blue
It's Johnny's Birthday
Plug Me In
 
LP3 - B
I Remember Jeep
Thanks For The Pepperoni
 
LP4 - A
All Things Must Pass (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Behind That Locked Door (Day 1 Demo / Take 2)
I Live For You (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Apple Scruffs (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
 
LP4 - B
What Is Life (Day 1 Demo / Take 3)
Awaiting On You All (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Isn't It A Pity (Day 1 Demo / Take 2)
I'd Have You Anytime (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
 
LP5 - A
I Dig Love (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Going Down To Golders Green (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Dehra Dun (Day 1 Demo / Take 2)
Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
 
LP5 - B
Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (Day 1 Demo / Take 2)
My Sweet Lord (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
Sour Milk Sea (Day 1 Demo / Take 1)
 
LP6 - A
Run Of The Mill (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Art Of Dying (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Everybody/Nobody (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Wah-Wah (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Window Window (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Beautiful Girl (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Beware Of Darkness (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
 
LP6 - B
Let It Down (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Tell Me What Has Happened To You (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Hear Me Lord (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Nowhere To Go (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Cosmic Empire (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
Mother Divine (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
I Don't Want To Do It (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)
If Not For You (Day 2 Demo / Take 1)

LP7 - A
Isn't It A Pity (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 14)
Wah-Wah (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
I'd Have You Anytime (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)
Art Of Dying (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
 
LP7 - B
Isn't It A Pity (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 27)
If Not For You (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 2)
Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
What Is Life (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
Beware Of Darkness (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 8)
 
LP8 - A
Hear Me Lord (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)
Let It Down (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
Run Of The Mill (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 36)
Down To The River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
 
LP8 - B
Get Back (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
It's Johnny's Birthday (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
Woman Don't You Cry For Me (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)