“Isn’t it a Pity” was an elegy from George Harrison about the Beatles’ break up that appeared on his masterpiece album, “All Things Must Pass.”
This version is Take 27 which appears on the sensational 50th anniversary collection coming next Friday, August 6th. Check amazon for all the different configurations, from a lovely CD box set to more ornate LP versions including one that comes in a terrific looking crate.
I’ve been lucky enough to have the CD box set for a week or more. The remastering and remixing is superb. I’ve been listening to “All Things Must Pass” for five decades and it’s never sounded better– richer, deeper, or more detailed. “What Is Life,” “Let It Roll,” “If Not for You” are among the revelations as the sound literally splits open to reveal new colors.
Executive producers Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks have outdone themselves honoring George. He was just 27 years old when he emerged from the shadow of Lennon and McCartney with this collection. He couldn’t have known it then, but in a way, thank goodness the Beatles broke up so he could prosper as a songwriter, producer, musician, and singer.