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Concert For George: George Harrison Tribute Box Set Due Out Feb. 23

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: http://found.ee/CFG-deluxe-r

Pre-order the 4-LP Box Set: http://found.ee/CFG-LP-r

Pre-order the 2-CD + 2-DVD Combo Pack: http://found.ee/CFG-CDDVD-r

Pre-order the 2-CD + 2-Blu-ray Combo Pack: http://found.ee/CFG-CDBR-r

Pre-order the 2-CD: http://found.ee/CFG-CD-r

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.

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

1 Sit On My Face – Monty Python

  1. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks

  2. I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne

  3. If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton

  4. Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker

  5. 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. Sit On My Face – Monty Python

  6. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks

  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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