THE ‘…PASS’ THAT SUITS YOU BEST

'All Things Must Pass' was the first album by a solo Beatle to top he charts - but did you know a young Phil Collins plays on it. Jeez...

GEORGE HARRISON’s ‘ALL THINGS MUST PASS’, the first album by a solo BEATLE to reach Number One, is being re-released later this month to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

The album, which was released originally as a triple LP in November 1970, will appear through Parlophone on January 22 as a double CD remastered by Harrison, with five additional tracks not on the original.

Amongst the collection of big names to guest on the Phil Spector-produced album were Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Procul Harum’s Gary Brooker and a very young Phil Collins.

“A lot of people new to me came into the sessions,” explains Harrison. “The most famous being Phil Collins. During one such session, Phil was allegedly playing congas on ‘The Art of Dying’.”

Harrison, meanwhile, is currently working on his first studio recording since 1987’s ‘Cloud Nine’, slated for release later this year.

The past few months have seen Parlophone mine a rich vein of old Beatles material and solo material by the band members.

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, ‘Plastic Ono Band’ and ‘Double Fantasy’ were all remastered and released during 2000, while The Beatles’ ‘1’, a collection of all their chart-toppers in the UK and US, became the biggest selling album of the year in the UK, and in two months has sold over five million copies in the US.