It's one of my favorite albums of all time. So many beautiful songs. George was a musical genius and this is his masterpiece.
Phil has way more hit records than I do but I hate the wall of sound. I'm a big George fan and I remember how blown away was when this came out but I also think how much better it would have sounded if someone else had mixed it. I think it proves that great songs and great performances trumps recordings every time.I wish there was more track separation on most songs on the first two LPs.
The Wall of Sound method was muddled.
A lot of Beatles rehearsal stuff sounds bad when they're feeling their way thru it. The outtakes of Something aren't very impressive either. Their are electric and acoustic versions of The Beatles doing ATMPI found a YouTube video of The Beatles performing All Things Must Pass in a studio rough. Compared to Georges version, it was pretty bad.
Of course it was just a rough take but it gave me the feeling the rest of the band really wasn't into it.