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‘CONCERT FOR GEORGE’ COMING TO THEATERS

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Celebrate the life and music of George Harrison with this special worldwide theatrical release of Concert For George. Experience the legendary tribute concert on the big screen in remastered 5.1 stereo sound at your local cinema starting on 2/20/18.

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday (Feb. 25), the legendary 2002 tribute event, Concert For George, is getting a special limited theatrical run, beginning Feb. 20, in advance of its release in a variety of home entertainment formats.

The performance, presented by Abramorama, in association with Concord Music, and remastered in 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound, has already been booked into more than 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, with more to come. Click here for theater listings. The international roll-out of the film will be announced next week.

On Jan. 17, a release of the performance as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set and for the first time on vinyl, as a 4-LP Box Set, on Feb. 23, was announced by Concord Music. (Pre-order links are below.)

On November 29, 2002, one year after Harrison’s passing, 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 Harrison’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.

The Deluxe Box Set (limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide) features the complete sound and film recordings from the concert (on four 180-gram audiophile LPs, two CDs, two DVDs and two Blu-rays), a 12″ x 12″ 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).

 

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.”

(See complete track listings below.)

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 renditions of “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 Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (performed by Lynne). Lynne produced the audio elements of the concert; Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director. Said 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.”

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.

CD Track Listing

Disc 1:
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Disc 2:
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe 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 and Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

 

DVD  and BLU-RAY Track Listing

Disc 1 (Complete Concert):
Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
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 – Jools Holland & 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

Disc 2 (Theatrical Version):
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)- Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe 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

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
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar

Side 2
Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Side 3
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne

Side 4
Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Side 5
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

Side 6
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

Side 7
My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design

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 Jan. 26), “I Need You” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (available Feb. 9).

ON THIS DAY: GEORGE PERFORM ‘THIS SONG’ ON ZDF-TV’s ‘DISCO’77’ 41 YEARS AGO

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George Harrison perform “This Song” at ZDF Studios in Unterföhring (Munich), West Germany, for the Feb. 5, 1977, airing of the ZDF TV music show Disco ’77 as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3.




PATTIE BOYD SAYS GEORGE WAS TRUE LOVE, DESPITE AFFAIR WITH ERIC CLAPTON

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Pattie Boyd has spoken of what it was like to be at the heart of music’s most toxic love triangle.
The woman who opitmised the swinging sixities has spoken about a new documentary film about Clapton, which reveals details of her relationships with the two rock rivals.
She was 21 when she married George but fellow guitarist Eric Clapton fell in love with his friend’s wife and pusued her relentlessly.

In an interview with The Times,Pattie, now 73 and married to her third husband Rod Weston, is asked who was the love of her life. She replied: “I think George. He was always very loving.” “Even after we split he was always my friend. We’d still speak on the phone.“And he came to see me before he died. If you love somebody you do that. And I think he always loved me.” She is less flattering about Erid though, saying: “Eric loves himself. I don’t think there’s much room for me.”

Describing her dilema she said: “Eric was pursuing me and I was so indecisive about leaving George. Then Eric sank into this mess of taking heroin. He vowed he would if I rejected him. “It was only after that that we got together and maybe it was four years too late.”

Both men were inspired to write songs about her. George wrote “Something” and Clapton wrote “Layla.”
The documentary film is called Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars and Pattie describes it as “a brutally honest portrayal of someone in pain.”
She says: “I think he’s brave to have done it. It showed me so many of Eric’s problems stemmed from his childhood and how unberably cruel his mother was.”

source:mirror.uk

CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON, WITH A SPECIAL REISSUE OF CONCERT FOR GEORGE

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CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON, WITH A SPECIAL REISSUE OF CONCERT FOR GEORGE

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

SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 23, 2018
February 25th marks what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. In loving remembrance, CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be reissued for the first time on vinyl, available as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set via Concord Music.

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 and 2 Blu-rays), a 12″x12″ hard-bound 60-page book, plus an opportunity to own a piece of this 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).

PRE-ORDER HERE

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 4-LP box set.

PRE-ORDER HERE

In addition to the new vinyl formats, the release will also be available as a 2-CD set, as well as 2-CD + 2-DVD and 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray combo packages.

The 2-CD set features sound recordings from the concert, including performances from Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and more. The 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”.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE will be released on FEBRUARY 23, 2018! PRE-ORDER NOW! :
 
 
 


ON THIS DAY: “WONDERWALL MUSIC” SESSIONS BEGAN

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“Wonderwall Music” sessions began on this day in Bombay (Mumbai) to record the soundtrack for the film.
The musicians included Ashish Khan (sarod), ahapurush Misra (tabla and pakavaj), Sharad Jadev and Hanuman Jadev (shanhais), Shambu-Das, Indril Bhattacharya and Shankar Ghosh (sitar), Chandra Shakher (sur-bahar), Shiv Kumar Sharmar (santorr), SR Kenkare and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (flute), Vinayak Vohra (taar shehnai) and Rijram Desad (dholak, harmonium and tabla-tarang).

The Bombay sessions took place at EMI Recording Studios, based at the Universal Insurance Building, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Rd, Fort, Bombay 400001.

 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE & RINGO!

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