Following the announcement that special reissues of Concert for George, the film and album documenting the all-star 2002 George Harrison tribute show held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, will be released this month to mark what would’ve been Harrison’s 75th birthday comes word that the movie also will be shown in select North American theaters in the coming weeks.
Starting on February 20, a restored version of Concert for George, remastered in 5.1 stereo surround sound, will be screened in dozens of theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Visit ConcertforGeorge.com to check out a list of confirmed screenings.
Concert for George took place on November 29, 2002, exactly one year after Harrison’s death, and included performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston and Procol Harum‘s Gary Brooker, as well as Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Clapton served as musical director of the show, which featured renditions of many of the classic tunes Harrison wrote for The Beatles and as a solo artist.
Among the many highlights of the show was a version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring McCartney and Clapton, plus Starr on the drums.
As previously reported, the Concert for George reissues will be released on February 23, two days before Harrison’s birthday. Among the versions that will be available are two-CD/two-DVD and two-CD/two-Blu-ray set, a four-LP vinyl package, a two-CD collection, and an expansive limited-edition box set featuring the LPs, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays; a hardbound 60-page book; and a cutting from the hand-painted tapestry used as a backdrop at the actual show.
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