In honor of George Harrison’s birth date (), the memorable tribute concert in his honor, CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be streamed for free for 24 hours that day on GeorgeHarrison.com.
Originally released in High Definition, CONCERT FOR GEORGE will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray and via digital download on March 22. The 2-disc Blu-ray set will include the complete 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. The second disc will also include a previously unreleased interview segment featuring Ringo Starr, and Ray Cooper entitled “Drummers.”
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.
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, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and , Ringo Starr, and many more.
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.
- 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 -
- Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
- Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
- Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
- That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
- – 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