On the 20th anniversary of an all-star concert played in honor of George Harrison, The Concert For George will be screened in select theaters worldwide on November 29.
The Beatles legend was honored with the concert at Royal Albert Hall in London on November 29, 2002, on the first anniversary of his death. It featured performances by The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston and George’s son Dhani Harrison.
“20 years ago, I stood on stage beside my father’s dearest friends and celebrated his life and music,” said Dhani Harrison. “It was one of the most beautiful things we could’ve done on that day to mark his passing.”
“There was a lot of love involved in that show, which has been preserved in this Concert For George film. I hope you dig it,” added The Beatles guitarist’s son.
“A long time ago, imagining his ideal gig, George had said, ‘I could do something like that someday. [it’s] the perfect idea. I mean if I had a “special” I would like to have a few people who mean something to me,'” said George’s widow Olivia Harrison. The Concert For George was originally released in 2003.
The remaster of the live album is available on digital platforms in Dolby Atmos.
Abramorama, in association with Craft Recordings, will release the concert film.
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