It takes an ambitious band to recreate an ambitious album live. Especially when that album was written by a Beatle. When it came out in November of 1970, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass not only declared his independence from the Fab Four, it solidified his genius as a solo artist.
Courtesy of Jon Zell Jon Zell (bottom right corner) with the members of MOVE
Hits like "My Sweet Lord," "What Is Life," and "Isn't It a Pity" were the bonus marks on an album that introduced Harrison's signature slide guitar, eastern religious themes, Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and other brilliantly overlayed tapestries of sonic material. The album credits include giants like Eric Clapton, Badfinger, and Billy Preston and influences from Bob Dylan. So yeah, you could say that Long Beach band MOVE had their work cut out for them when they decided they were going to perform it at Fingerprints tonight in honor of what would have been 72nd birthday. No pressure.