George Harrisongs
Pre All Things Must Pass Artwork

Pre All Things Must Pass

George’s songwriting began to boil over during this period, but the Beatles package could not allow for the exposure George needed to get it all out. Harrison had so many songs that he was giving away some of his best material to artists like Joe Cocker and Billy Preston. The break-up of the Beatles allowed George to begin work on what would arguably become the most successful record put out by any of the solo Beatles.

1

“Sing One for the Lord”

Composed by:George Harrison / Billy Preston
Recorded by:Billy Preston
End of principle recording:12 February 1969
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Encouraging Words)
Best digital version:Encouraging Words (2010)| Amazon Link

2

“Old Brown Shoe” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:25 February 1969
Released:28 October 1996 (Anthology 3)
Best digital version:Anthology 3 (1996)| Amazon Link

3

“All Things Must Pass” [1969 Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:25 February 1969
Released:28 October 1996 (Anthology 3)
Best digital version:Anthology 3 (1996)| Amazon Link

4

“Something” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:25 February 1969
Released:28 October 1996 (Anthology 3)
Best digital version:Anthology 3 (1996)| Amazon Link

5

“Old Brown Shoe”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:18 April 1969
Released:30 May 1969 (in UK on B-side with “The Ballad of John and Yoko” on A-side)
Best digital version:Past Masters (2009)| Amazon Link

6

“Something”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:02 May 1969
Released:26 September 1969 (Abbey Road)
Best digital version:Abbey Road (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

7

“Here Comes the Sun”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:19 August 1969
Released:26 September 1969 (Abbey Road)
Best digital version:Abbey Road (Stereo, 2009)| Amazon Link

8

“Ain’t That Cute”

Composed by:George Harrison / Doris Troy
Recorded by:Doris Troy
End of principle recording:September 1969 - February 1970
Released:13 February 1970 (in UK on A-side with “Vaya Con Dios” on B-side)
Best digital version:Doris Troy (2010)| Amazon Link

9

“Give Me Back My Dynamite”

Composed by:George Harrison / Doris Troy
Recorded by:Doris Troy
End of principle recording:September 1969 - spring 1970
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Doris Troy)
Best digital version:Doris Troy (2010)| Amazon Link

10

“Gonna Get My Baby Back”

Composed by:George Harrison / Richard Starkey / Stephen Stills / Doris Troy
Recorded by:Doris Troy
End of principle recording:September 1969 - spring 1970
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Doris Troy)
Best digital version:Doris Troy (2010)| Amazon Link

11

“You Give Me Joy Joy”

Composed by:George Harrison / Richard Starkey / Stephen Stills / Doris Troy
Recorded by:Doris Troy
End of principle recording:September 1969 - spring 1970
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Doris Troy)
Best digital version:Doris Troy (2010)| Amazon Link

12

“My Sweet Lord” [Billy Preston Version]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:Billy Preston
End of principle recording:October 1969 - May 1970
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Encouraging Words)
Best digital version:Encouraging Words (2010)| Amazon Link

13

“All Things (Must) Pass”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:Billy Preston
End of principle recording:October 1969 - May 1970
Released:11 September 1970 (in UK on Encouraging Words)
Best digital version:Encouraging Words (2010)| Amazon Link

14

“I Me Mine”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:The Beatles
End of principle recording:03 January 1970
Released:08 May 1970 (Let It Be)
Best digital version:Let It Be... Naked (2003)| Amazon Link

15

“It Don’t Come Easy”

Composed by:George Harrison / Richard Starkey
Recorded by:Ringo Starr
End of principle recording:08 March 1970
Released:09 April 1971 (in UK on A-side with “Early 1970” on B-side)
Best digital version:Ringo (1998)| Amazon Link

16

“Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:December 1969 - May 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

17

“Isn’t It a Pity” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:May 1970?
Released:16 June 2009 (Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison [iTunes only])
Best digital version:Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison [iTunes only] (2009)

18

“Run of the Mill” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:May 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

19

“Beware of Darkness” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:27 May 1970
Released:23 January 2001 (All Things Must Pass)
Best digital version:All Things Must Pass (2014)| Amazon Link

20

“Let It Down” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:May 1970
Released:23 January 2001 (All Things Must Pass)
Best digital version:All Things Must Pass (2014)| Amazon Link

21

“My Sweet Lord” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:Late May - early August 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

22

“I’d Have You Anytime” [Early Take]

Composed by:Bob Dylan / George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:Late May - early August 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

23

“Awaiting On You All” [Early Take]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:Late May - early August 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

24

“Behind That Locked Door” [Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:Late May - early August 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

25

“All Things Must Pass” [1970 Demo]

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:Late May - early August 1970
Released:01 May 2012 (Early Takes Volume 1)
Best digital version:Early Takes Volume 1 (2012)| Amazon Link

26

“I Live for You”

Composed by:George Harrison
Recorded by:George Harrison
End of principle recording:August 1970
Released:23 January 2001 (All Things Must Pass)
Best digital version:All Things Must Pass (2014)| Amazon Link

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