A Concert for George this November

Warner Vision International have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of David Leland's acclaimed film 'Concert for George' for 17th November 2003. This follows the theatrical opening of the documentary on October 10th that you can read about here.

As we don't have a list of extras I'll let the PR do the talking...

Rock music's most celebrated musicians gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2001 to pay tribute to their friend George Harrison on the one year anniversary of his death. It was a magical evening that is lovingly captured on film by the award-winning director David Leland and features Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr and Ravi and Anoushka Shankar.

The film, shot in high definition, digitally mastered and featuring 5.1 surround sound,
features unique versions of some of the music that spanned George Harrison's extraordinary career. Highlights include:

  • Jeff Lynne performing 'Inner Light' and 'Give Me Love'
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers singing 'Taxman' and 'I Need You'
  • Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Dhani Harrison performing the Travelling Wilbury classic 'Handle With Care'
  • Ringo Starr singing 'Photograph' which he co-wrote with George
  • Paul McCartney performing 'For You Blue' and 'All Things Must Pass'
  • A classic Monty Python sketch with the cast and special guest Tom Hanks
  • Anoushka Shankar and a 16 piece orchestra performing a composition especially written by her father Ravi Shankar
  • Joe Brown closing the show with a moving version of 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

    Eric Clapton was the musical director of 'Concert For George' and alongside Jeff Lynne collaborated on all audio elements of the film including special interviews and backstage footage.

    The film is a @radical media production with producers Ray Cooper, Olivia Harrison and Joe Kamen. Net proceeds from the concert, film and DVD-V will be donated to the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison founded in 1973.

    Ray Still, President of Warner Vision International said: "The 'Concert for George' was a truly unique and fitting tribute to a genuine musical legend. This DVD-V release captures all the magic and emotion of that extraordinary November evening at London's Royal Albert Hall. Warner Vision is proud to be associated with this film showcasing an extraordinary array of great musicians playing wonderful music in memory of a true friend."

    Double Disc DVD Set, Run Time: 4hrs 6 mins, £29.99 RRP, Cert: Exempt

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