Release Date: 23 February 2018
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|Various Artists Concert For George Limited Vinyl 4LP Box Set
On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and long-time friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a line-up that included Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more.
The performance was captured & released on CD & DVD in 2003 to critical & commercial acclaim. CONCERT FOR GEORGE has been certified 8-times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.
Worldwide launch activity coordinated around George Harrison’s 75th birthday– February 25th – in full conjunction with the Harrison family & estate.
Worldwide cinema screening events around launch.
First ever reissue of the performance across multiple formats & includes bonus material.
New formats below;
4 LP VINYL BOX
Lift top box with 4 LPs in single jackets
12” x 12” booklet
Contains all the concert performances
Special etched Side 8
First time ever on the vinyl format.
Includes all the audio from the film, the first audio configuration of Concert For George to do so, with the last LP side featuring a unique special etching.
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Sam Brown
Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
For You Blue - Paul McCartney
Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown