20 Years of The ‘Concert for George’: Special Theatrical Screening Set for Nov. 29 (Details/Tickets)


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A gathering of music legends shared the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2002, to celebrate the life, legacy and timeless musical contributions of George Harrison.

Taking place one year after Harrison’s unfortunate passing, the Concert for George has gone on to amass a reputation as one of the most revered live concert films ever recorded — and coming up next week, on Nov. 29 to precise, its 20th anniversary will be celebrated with a one-night-only global theatrical screening.

A bit more about the Concert for George itself:

On November 29, 2001, the world lost one of its greatest musical talents, George Harrison. Rising to meteoric fame with The Beatles, the British artist wrote some of the 20th century’s most enduring hits, including “Here Comes the Sun,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Something.” A deeply introspective being, Harrison wove his love of Indian culture into his work and was instrumental in introducing the country’s rich musical traditions to the West.

Organized by the late artist’s longtime friend and collaborator Eric Clapton and his widow, Olivia Harrison, Concert for George brought together a star-studded line-up of talent to perform highlights from Harrison’s four-decade-long career plus his favorite music. Among the participants were Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney,Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, members of Monty Python, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, and Clapton, who also served as the evening’s musical director.

Here’s a trailer for the new theatrical event:

Click here for details about tickets for the theater event.

The Concert for George is also available in pre-existing physical formats, and makes for a great addition to any fan’s collection. To celebrate the special theatrical event, we’ve put the following on sale for a limited time:

Click here to pick up the Concert for George 4-LP set from our Rock Cellar Store — On SALE
Click here to pick up the Concert for George 2-CD set from our Rock Cellar Store — On SALE
Click here to pick up the Concert for George 2-CD/2-DVD set from our Rock Cellar Store — On SALE

The track listing (4-LP set breakdown):

DISC: 1

1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes – Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light – Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
4. Arpan – Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

DISC: 2

1. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
2. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
3. I Want To Tell You – Jeff Lynne
4. If I Needed Someone – Eric Clapton
5. Old Brown Shoe – Gary Brooker
6. Give Me Love – Jeff Lynne
7. Beware Of Darkness – Eric Clapton
8. Here Comes The Sun – Joe Brown
9. That’s The Way It Goes – Joe Brown
10. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
11. Taxman – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

DISC: 3

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
5. Honey Don’t – Ringo Starr
6. For You Blue – Paul McCartney
7. Something – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
8. All Things Must Pass – Paul McCartney
9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton

DISC: 4

1. My Sweet Lord – Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah – Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown

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