Celebrate the life and music of George Harrison with special reissue of Concert For George

Celebrate the life and music of George Harrison with special reissue of Concert For George

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON,

WITH A SPECIAL REISSUE OF CONCERT FOR GEORGE

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON STREAMING PLATFORMS, AND ON VINYL —AS A 180-GRAM 4-LP BOX SET, AND A LIMITED-EDITION DELUXE BOX SET

THE LEGENDARY TRIBUTE CONCERT, FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY ERIC CLAPTON,

JOE BROWN, DHANI HARRISON, JOOLS HOLLAND, JEFF LYNNE, PAUL McCARTNEY, TOM PETTY, MONTY PYTHON,

RAVI & ANOUSHKA SHANKAR, RINGO STARR AND MORE

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2018: In honor of George Harrison’s 75th birthday (February 25), the Grammy®-winning, 8-times platinum release CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set via Concord Music.
Says Olivia Harrison, “We will always celebrate George’s birthday and this year we are releasing Concert for George in a very special package in memory of a special man.”
The Deluxe Box Set (limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide) features the complete sound and film recordings from the concert (on 4 180-gram audiophile LPs, 2 CDs, 2 DVDs and 2 Blu-rays), a 12”x12” hard-bound 60-page book, plus an opportunity to own a piece of the historic event, by way of a cutting from the original hand-painted on-stage tapestry used as the backdrop at the Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002. The package is housed in a gold-colored, fabric-wrapped box with a die-cut mandala window to display the unique stage fabric (which is mounted on an individually numbered card, suitable for framing). Includes a note from Olivia Harrison, explaining the story behind the tapestry.  The 1,000 Limited Edition Deluxe Box Sets are only available on ConcertForGeorge.com. Click here to pre-order: http://found.ee/CFG-deluxe-r 

The 4-LP Box Set includes the complete sound recordings from CONCERT FOR GEORGE, on 180-gram audiophile vinyl, featuring a special, mandala-design etched on side-8. This is the first time that all songs from the performance have been available on an audio configuration. The album will also be made newly available via streaming platforms, track listing mirroring that of the vinyl.
In addition to the vinyl formats, the release will also be presented as a 2-CD set, as well as newly issued 2-CD + 2-DVD, and 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray combo packages. The 2-CD set features sound recordings from the concert. The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets also include the complete filmed concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray format, the second disc includes an interview segment featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper, entitled “Drummers.”

Pre-order the Deluxe Box Set: https://georgeharrison.lnk.to/CFG_Deluxe
Pre-order the 4-LP Box Set: https://georgeharrison.lnk.to/CFG_LPBox
Pre-order the 2-CD + 2-DVD Combo Pack: https://georgeharrison.lnk.to/CFG_CDDVD
Pre-order the 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray Combo Pack: https://georgeharrison.lnk.to/CFG_CDBR
Pre-order the 2-CD: https://georgeharrison.lnk.to/CFG__CD

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime 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 lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.
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.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE has been certified 8-times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2-DVD set in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

“The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison… has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band that gathered in London at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29”The New York Times

“The event’s warmth sweeps the audience along.” **** Guardian

“The fondness that everyone in Eric Clapton’s all-star band has for the former Fab shines throughout a tribute that retains the sincerity and simplicity of Harrison’s music.” **** Empire

“It’s hard to think of a more fitting tribute to a man who, despite being in the world’s biggest band, spent so much of that time in the shadows of his fellow players. George’s songs take centre-stage here, lovingly arranged by musical director Eric Clapton to accommodate as many famous friends as possible.” **** Record Collector

 

CD TRACK LISTING:
Disc 1:
1.     Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2.     Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) – Anoushka Shankar
3.     The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
4.     Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Disc 2:
1.     I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
2.     If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
3.     Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
4.     Give Me love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – Jeff Lynne
5.     Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
6.     Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
7.     That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
8.     Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9.     I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10.  Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11.  Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
12.  Photograph – Ringo Starr
13.  Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
14.  For You Blue – Paul McCartney
15.  Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16.  All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
17.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18.  My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
19.  Wah Wah – Eric Clapton and Band
20.  I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

DVD & BLU-RAY TRACK LISTING
Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
1.     Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
2.     The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
3.     Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
4.     Sit On My Face – Monty Python
5.     The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
6.     I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
7.     If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
8.     Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
9.     Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne
10.  Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
11.  Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
12.  That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
13.  Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
14.  Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
15.  I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16.  Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
17.  Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
18.  Photograph – Ringo Starr
19.  Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
20.  For You Blue – Paul McCartney
21.  Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
22.  All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
23.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
24.  My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
25.  Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
26.  I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

Disc 2 (Theatrical Version)
1.     I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
2.     If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
3.     Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
4.     Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)- Jeff Lynne
5.     Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
6.     Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
7.     That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
8.     Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9.     I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10.  Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11.  Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
12.  Photograph – Ringo Starr
13.  Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
14.  For You Blue – Paul McCartney
15.  Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16.  All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
17.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18.  My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
19.  Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
20.  I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown
Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage, including:

• Ravi’s orchestra rehearsals

• Monty Python backstage

• George’s band rehearsals

• Interviews with musicians

• Photo gallery

•  “Drummers” featurette (on the Blu-ray only, not included on the DVD)

 

4-LP VINYL TRACK LISTING

Side 1

1.     Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2.     Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
3.     The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Side 2
1.     Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Side 3
2.     The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3.     Sit On My Face – Monty Python
4.     I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
5.     If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
6.     Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
7.     Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne
Side 4
1.     Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
2.     Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
3.     That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
4.     Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
5.     Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Side 5
1.     I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2.     Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3.     Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
4.     Photograph – Ringo Starr
Side 6
1.     Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
2.     For You Blue – Paul McCartney
3.     Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4.     All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
5.     While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
Side 7
1.     My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
2.     Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
3.     I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown
Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design

DIGITAL TRACK LISTING
1.     Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2.     Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) – Anoushka Shankar
3.     The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
4.     Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
5.     The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
6.     Sit On My Face – Monty Python
7.     I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
8.     If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
9.     Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
10.  Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – Jeff Lynne
11.  Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
12.  Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
13.  That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
14.  Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
15.  Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16.  I Need You – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
17.  Handle With Care – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
18.  Isn’t It A Pity – Billy Preston
19.  Photograph – Ringo Starr
20.  Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
21.  For You Blue – Paul McCartney
22.  Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
23.  All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
24.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
25.  My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
26.  Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
27.  I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

The following songs will be available for instant-grat download with digital preorders, as well as on streaming services; “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton (available January 26, 2018), “I Need You” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (available February 9, 2018).

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