Preview: "Concert For George" to Be Rereleased in 4-LP Vinyl Box, 10 Disc Set

Artist: Various Artists
Title: Concert For George
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Label: Concord Music
Format(s):
  • 2-CDs
  • 2-CDs / 2-DVDs
  • 2-CDs / 2-Blu-Rays
  • 4-vinyl LPs
  • 4-vinyl LPs / 2-CDs / 2-DVDs / 2-Blu-Rays
  • Digital
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.

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."

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.

Track List:

2-CDs

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

2-DVD & 2-Blu-Ray Sets

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 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
    • 1 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

Digital
  • Sarve Shaam - Traditional Prayer 
  • Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - 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 (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
  • 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

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