George Harrison tribute film ‘Concert For George’ being re-released to Theatres
A concert film shot in 2002, dedicated to late Beatles George Harrison, is being re-released to theatres worldwide later this month!
Concert For George was filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall, a year after Harrison’s death, featured bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne and members of Monty Python. The concert was organized by Harrison’s friend Eric Clapton and Harrison’s widow Olivia.
The film and its soundtrack have been remastered in Dolby Atmos, and a new introduction by Olivia and daughter Dhani Harrison will precede screenings.
The film, released on November 29, will mark the 20th anniversary of the performance. You can find a list of cities/theatres here.
Harrison’s widow Olivia said, “A long time ago, imagining his ideal gig, George had said, ‘I could do something like that someday… If I had a ‘special’ I would like to have a few people who mean something to me. [It was] the most deep moving songs written by George, whose meanings were potentised by his absence, played with heart and soul by a core group of friends. It is a joy to be able to relive that incredible evening again, on a big screen, 20 years on.”
What’s your favourite live-concert ‘movie’? The C.C.R. documentary streaming now on Netflix is outstanding. Worth a watch, for sure!