CONCERT FOR GEORGE (100 NR)
ONE DAY – TWO SCREENINGS – Tues, Feb 27 at 5 pm & 8 pm
Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of George Harrison’s Birth
George Harrison’s friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Director: David Leland
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 Starrand 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 GEORGEcaptures 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.
2018 THEATRICAL RELEASE
February 25, 2018, marks what would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday. To celebrate, Abramorama —in association with Concord Music —are proud to present a special limited run of CONCERT FOR GEORGE,coming to theaters nationwide.The film has been remastered in 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound.This special theatrical cut includes the concert performance, plus interviews with the featured musicians, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage. In conjunction with these screenings, 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) via Concord Music. This is the first time that all songs from the performance have been available on an audio configuration. CONCERT FOR GEORGE has been certified 8-timesplatinum by the RIAA since its initial release and earned a 2004 Grammy®Award for Best Long Form Music Video.