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Special Reissue of Concert For George Out February 23

Published // 19.Feb.18

Watch the trailer, unboxing video and While My Guitar Gently Weeps from the Concert For George.

In honor of George Harrison’s 75th birthday on 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. Olivia Harrison said, “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.”

On November 29, 2002, one year after George's passing, Olivia 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.

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.”

Tap to Pre-order the Deluxe Box Set (limited to 1,000 pieces and available only at ConcertForGeorge.com)
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Tap to Pre-order the 2-CD + 2-DVD Combo Pack 
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CD TRACK LISTING:
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

DVD & BLU-RAY TRACK LISTING
Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
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
Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
For You Blue - Paul McCartney
Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
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
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Side 2
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Side 3
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 TRACK LISTING
Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
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 (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
The following songs are available for instant-grat download with digital preorders, as well as on streaming services; “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton, “I Need You” - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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