Sunday, 21 January 2018

Recommended: Concert For George (Expanded CD/DVD/Blu-ray)

#1,370: Concord Music will release an expanded reissue of the "Concert For George" album and film on Friday 23rd February (just two days before what would have been his 75th birthday) in 2CD, 2CD/2DVD, 2CD/Blu-ray and 4LP formats plus a limited edition 10 disc boxed set (only 1,000 copies). The concert was held on Friday 29th November 2002 at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall exactly one year after the passing of George HarrisonThe Quiet One - and featured Musical Directors ELO maestro Jeff Lynne and Eric Clapton alongside Beatles duo Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison and whole host of other artists.

Trax: "Your Eyes" (Anoushka Shankar) ~ "The Inner Light" (Jeff Lynne/Anoushka Shankar) ~ "Arpan" (Anoushka Shankar) ~ "Sit On My Face" (Monty Python) ~ "The Lumberjack Song" (Monty Python/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 & The Heartbreakers) ~ "I Need You" (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) ~ "Handle With Care" (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/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 film "Concert For George" peaked at #13 in the Official UK Music Video Chart with the album reaching a respectable #97 in the US Billboard 200 upon their original releases in October and November 2003. Pre-orders for the 2018 version can be placed via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "Concert For George" to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat', George HarrisonThe Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 21-Jan-2018

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