Aside Ringo – poor Ringo – Harrison got the shaft for a long time the way of Beatle respect, shadowed by the iconic Lennon-McCartney songwriting credit. Even when the band disbanded and solo records started rolling out. But Harrison shut mouths with magnum triple-album opus All Things Must Pass on this November day in 1970.

Rife with fat-cutting stabs at spirituality, grainy to wall-of-sound production dynamics and most importantly cathartic Fab Four shakes that yes, took shots at his former band, but really only reaffirmed their collective legacy, as it was inevitable that a talent like so would need to express his creative freedom like so, Rolling Stone‘s Ben Gerson went so far as to call the record the “War and Peace of rock and roll.”

We think he needed to listen to the long-hair diatribe of a horn firework show on “Let it Down” a few more times. But valleys and peaks make for just that – valleys and peaks. And it certainly stood the test of time, and continues to make irony its bitch with its brilliant title-track, equally as rock-realist as Lennon’s “Imagine” and McCartney’s “Let it Be:”

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away