Hi Everyone, Some of you who follow my Producing The Beatles podcast may know I spent last year writing a book with Ken Womack on the making of All Things Must Pass and Layla, which is due out from Chicago Review Press in July. You can now pre-order the book on Amazon and Target, and other outlets may have it up as well. Here's the Amazon link: www.amazon.com/All-Things-Must-Pass-Away/dp/1641603259/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=all+things+must+pass+away&qid=1615662129&sr=8-1 We interviewed over a dozen people involved with the sessions, including Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Alan Parsons, Chris Thomas, recording engineer John Leckie (who was at all but one ATMP session), and even one of the Apple Scruffs who trailed George during this time. We got all the recording dates from solo Beatles scholar Chip Madinger, who patiently answered lots of tedious questions to clarify details, and we scoured the earth for archival interviews and contemporaneous articles from the music papers of the period, as well as a mountain of other research. Thanks to Mark Lewisohn, I interviewed arranger John Barham at length via email, and he kindly sent me scans of his scores for "My Sweet Lord" and "Isn't It A Pity," which will be used as the front and back endpapers of the hardcover edition of the book. Early on my hope was to "do a Lewisohn" on George's album, and the stars aligned to allow us to largely do just that, as well as to provide context and the lead-in to how Harrison and Clapton got to where they both were in 1970. That context is particularly important for Clapton's part of this story, and in determining exactly how Derek and the Dominos took shape during the making of George's album. While we weren't able to arrange an interview with Bobby Whitlock, his autobiography and the exciting, whirlwind thread on this forum back in 2008, cross referenced with other sources and interviews, provided critical insight as well. The ever-lingering question of who exactly played on every track on All Things Must Pass may unfortunately be impossible to answer with complete certainty, but by establishing where people were on certain dates, we made quite a few interesting discoveries, and even a new wrinkle or two involving that famous Phil Collins story. As we do press and talk more about the book in the coming months, I will emphasize how absolutely important it was for us to establish a timeline, which in itself made certain things clear for the first time. As we went through the research, interview and writing process, one preconceived notion after another fell by the wayside. We found that so much of what we thought we knew about the making of All Things Must Pass wasn't quite right, and in some cases was simply wrong, but I think we've finally sorted out the truths from the myths, and have given both these albums the intelligent attention they deserve. I'm very proud of the depth of detail we've been able to invest in the telling of this story, and I can't wait for all of you to read it!