Wednesday, January 17, 2018

"Concert for George" Harrison tribute coming in deluxe formats




The excellent 2002 tribute concert to George Harrison is being reissued in a number of formats including a four-LP vinyl sent and a 10-disc deluxe box. You can order via the links below.

From the news release:

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). The Deluxe Box Sets are available only at ConcertForGeorge.com.

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".

Here is the track list for the deluxe set:

4-LP Set:

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: 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

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 – 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

VIDEO DISC ONE (DVD & Blu-ray): The Complete Concert (2 Hr 26 Min)
Your Eyes, The Inner Light, Arpan, Sit On My Face, The Lumberjack Song, I Want to Tell You, If I Needed Someone, Old Brown Shoe, Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth), Beware Of Darkness, Here Comes The Sun, That’s The Way It Goes, Horse To The Water, Taxman, I Need You, Handle With Care, Isn’t It A Pity, Photograph, Honey Don’t, For You Blue, Something, All Things Must Pass, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord, Wah Wah, I’ll See You In My Dreams

VIDEO DISC TWO (DVD & Blu-ray): Theatrical Version With Additional Material (2 Hr 20 Min)
Additional material includes: Monty Python backstage, George’s band rehearsals, Ravi’s orchestra rehearsals, Interviews with musicians, Photo Gallery.

AUDIO DISC ONE: Sarve Shaam, Your Eyes, The Inner Light, Arpan

AUDIO DISC TWO: I Want to Tell You, If I Needed Someone, Old Brown Shoe, Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth), Beware Of Darkness, Here Comes The Sun, That’s The Way It Goes, Taxman, I Need You, Handle With Care, Isn’t It A Pity, Photograph, Honey Don’t, For You Blue, Something, All Things Must Pass, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord, Wah Wah, I’ll See You In My Dreams.

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