Paul McCartney – “All Things Must Pass” Live
Daylight Is Good!
“All Things Must Pass” was written and recorded by George Harrison as title track for his third solo album. The lyrics were inspired by the poem “All Things Pass” and it basically cited the nature of human existence. This was even referred to as the greatest solo composition by a Beatle.
Like later Harrison compositions such as “Here Comes the Sun”, “So Sad” and “Blow Away”, the lyrical and emotional content is based around metaphors involving the weather and the cycle of nature.
The song was released two years after Harrison penned it and it was a huge success. It has outsold the concurrent releases by both Lennon and McCartney. Though Harrison never played it during his concerts, he has performed it live TWICE on TV.
The song’s title was invariably seen as a statement on the demise of the Beatles, as commentators viewed the album as Harrison’s liberation from the artistic constraints imposed on him within the band.
It’s a great song to play as tribute to George!