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Filmed in high-definition video at London's Royal Albert Hall on the first anniversary of George Harrison's passing, this two-DVD set celebrates the artist's life and music with performances by a who's who of popular music. Following a performance of Indian musicians, there is a comedy interlude with members of the Monty Python troupe (Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam) performing "Sit on My Face". They are then joined by Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland and special guest Tom Hanks, to perform "The Lumberjack Song". The remainder of the concert featured "George's Band" and included Harrison's former bandmates Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr as well as musicians Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Albert Lee, Sam Brown, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Ray Cooper, Andy Fairweather-Low, Marc Mann, Harrison's son Dhani and several other musicians who appeared on Harrison's recordings over the years. Between them they played a selection of mostly Harrison's songs, from both Beatle and post-Beatle eras, generally staying faithful to Harrison's original arrangements. Performances included Clapton and Preston on "Isn't It a Pity"; Starr on "Photograph"; McCartney on "Something" (opening with a solo ukulele accompaniment); Preston on "My Sweet Lord"; and the Supergroup giving a rousing performance of "Wah Wah". The event was filmed and a motion picture version, directed by David Leland and photographed by Chris Menges, was released on DVD on November 17th, 2003. This DVD release is a perfect tribute to the one and only George Harrison.
This is a must see concert for Beatles fans and music fans alike. Very well made & directed, it gives an excellent account of all of George Harrisons music, from his days with the Beatles, to his solo efforts, to the Traveling Wilbury's. Guest players include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ray Cooper, Gary Brooker, Billy Preston, and more. Georges son Dhani, also plays and it is like seeing George on stage in 1964. Something, Here Comes the Sun, Taxman, I Need You, All things Must Pass, My Sweet Lord are just a sample of what you will be hearing. If you only buy one DVD this year, but this one!
I loved this DVD! The first time I saw this PBS special on TV, I was in awe. The tribute to George Harrison was beautiful and moving. Yet, you needn't be a Beatles fan to love this. Anyone who loves and appreciates real rock n' roll music will enjoy the two plus hours of stunning guitar playing and absolutely heartfelt performances by legends Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Joe Brown, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and many more. Each song played left me in wonder of what could come next to top it. All your favorite songs, such as "While my guitar gently weeps" and "Here comes the sun," are wonderfully done. The memory of George Harrison seems to take life as Ringo Starr performs "Photographs." All in all, one of the best concerts ever to be played, and something you will enjoy watching over and over again.
This is the BEST dvd concert I have ever seen. It simply does not get any better than this. Eric Clapton organized and headlined this concert as a tribute to the late George Harrison. It took place at Royal Albert Hall one year to the day of George's death. Joining Clapton are Jeff Lynne, the late great Billy Preston, Albert Lee, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison (Geo.'s son), Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney and many more. I have watched this concert more times than I can count, and I enjoy it tremendously every time. I give this as a gift to special friends; that's why I got this copy. I cannot recommend this concert enough...thank you George Harrison and Eric Clapton for giving us this gift of music!!!!
(Disc One - forward to track 7 when musicians take the stage; sit back and rock out!!)
Intro with Indian music was not to my liking...too long. However, the bulk of the concert was excellent. The concert was a tribute to the music of George Harrison and featured his son Dhani, along with Jeff Lynne, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, and many more famous musician friends of George. I thought Billy Preston was especially outstanding. While my Guitar Gently Weeps featured Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney and was excellent sounding just like the original. Wah Wah was terrific...I couldn't help but to try to get a glimpse of McCartney since George wrote this song about the bickering and fighting the Beatles went through during their break-up. Traveling Wilbury songs were well done but certainly missed Roy Orbison. Jeff Lynne did a great job on vocals. Too bad Bob Dylan didn't show up. The concert was very professional and upbeat. Well worth the purchase.