All Things Must Pass
All Things Must Pass was written by George Harrison in 1968. It was slated for the Get Back album when those recording sessions took place in January of 1969. However, the Get Back project was abandoned, and the song was never released as a Beatles track. Harrison did record a solo demo in February of 1969, overdubbing voice and guitar. The Anthology 3 album contains this recording. The official premier of the song was on Harrison's 1970 solo album, also called All Things Must Pass. When the song was written, Harrison was deeply influenced by Buddhism. Buddha's last words are often rephrased as "All things must pass away," and this is clearly the inspiration for the lyrics. Paul McCartney sang this song at the memorial concert for George on November 29, 2002.