Showing posts with label Concert for George. Show all posts
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Friday, February 9, 2018

"Concert for George" to screen in U.S. theaters


News release:

Abramorama, in association with Concord Music, announced today (2/8) they will present a special limited theatrical run of Concert for George, remastered in 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound beginning February 20, 2018. February 25th marks what would have been George Harrison‘s 75th birthday. Due to an overwhelming response from theaters in North America, the film has already been booked into more than 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, with the list growing daily. The International roll-out of the film will be announced next week.

Over the years, Abramorama has a proven track record in the music driven film space, partnering several times with Neil Young, Green Day, Pearl Jam and now once again with a member of The Beatles. Abramorama released the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles:  Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years in 2016. Through limited engagements and event screenings, the film grossed close to $3 million in the U.S. and more than $12 million worldwide.

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 (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 Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul 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 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

In conjunction with the theatrical release, the sound recordings from Concert for George will also be reissued for the very first time on vinyl (available as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set) and on audio streaming services, as well as on 2CD/2DVD, 2CD/2Blu-Ray and 2CD formats via Concord Music. This is the first time that all songs from the performance have been available on an audio configuration.

For additional information, please visit www.concertforgeorge.com/theatrical-listings

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.