Concert For George, Royal Albert Hall [4LP] (etched) Clapton, McCartney, Petty, Ringo Starr

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180g Vinyl 4LP Box Set!
First Time Ever On Vinyl!
Plated & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Featuring A Special-Etched Side 8!


Recorded on November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's passing, before a sold-out audience at Royal Albert Hall the CONCERT FOR GEORGE is a beautiful, joyous celebration of some of the the most significant music of the 20th century. Includes breathtaking performances of some of George's songs from rock's most influential artists and pop culture icons including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more. Tom Hanks also sits in with Monty Python for a hysterical send-up of "The Lumberjack Song". 

This memorial includes an insight into George's spiritual self as Anoushka Shankar with orchestra perform a special composition by her father, Ravi Shankar, who was also a mentor to George. Also captured is a rare performance by members of the Monty Python team performing some of George's favorite skits, in honor of his sense of humor. The night closes with live performances by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and more singing George's songs.

In honor of George Harrison's 75th birthday (February 25, 2018), the Grammy®-winning CONCERT FOR GEORGE will be available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• 4LP Box Set
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
• Released for the first time ever on vinyl
• Featuring a special mandala-design etched on side-8
• Includes the complete sound recordings from the concert, the first time that all songs have been made available on an audio configuration
• Features performances by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr & more!

Musicians:
Eric Clapton, musical director
Joe Brown
Jools Holland
Sam Brown
Jeff Lynne
Paul McCartney
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Billy Preston
Ringo Starr
Dave Bronze, bass
Gary Brooker, keyboards
Jim Capaldi, drums
Ray Cooper, percussion
Andy Fairweather Low, guitar
Dhani Harrison, guitar
Jim Horn, tenor saxophone
Jim Keltner, drums
Katie Kissoon, backing vocals
Albert Lee, guitar
Marc Mann, electric guitar
Tessa Niles, backing vocals
Tom Scott, alto saxophone
Henry Spinetti, drums
Chris Stainton, keyboards
Klaus Voormann, bass

The Heartbreakers:
Ron Blair, bass guitar
Mike Campbell, guitar
Steve Ferrone, drums
Benmont Tench, keyboards
Scott Thurston, guitar, harmonica

Joe Brown's Band:
Phil Capaldi, drums
Neil Gauntlett, guitar
Davi 'Rico' Niles, bass

Arpan Musicians:
Anoushka Shankar, sitar, conductor
Sukanya Shankar, vocal-shloka
M Balanchandar, mridangam
Vishwa Mohan Bhat, slide guitar
Tanmoy Bose, tabla, dholak
Chandrasekhar, violin
Eric Clapton, guitar
Pedro Eustache, wind instruments
Sunil Gupta, flute
Anuradha Krishamurthi, female vocalist
Jane Lister, harp
Gaurav Mazumdar, sitar
Snehashish Mazumdar, mandolin
Ramesh Mishra, sarangi
Prasanna, percussion
Kenji Ota, tanpura
Barry Phillips, cello
Rajendara Prasanna, shahnai
Emil Richards, marimba
Balu Raghuraman, violin
Partho Sarathy, sarod
O.S. Arun, male vocalist
Hari Sivanesan, veena
Sivaskti Sivanesan, veena
Boys' and Girls' Choir
English Chamber Choir

The Monty Pythons:
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Neil Innes
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Carol Cleveland

The Mounties:
Malcolm Abbs
Mark Brown
Michael Clarke
Tom Hanks
Bob Hunter
David Porter Thomas
Fred Tomlinson

London Metropolitan Orchestra
Strings conducted and arranged by Michael Kamen

Selections:
Side One:

1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar
Side Two:
1. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Side Three:
1. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
2. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
4. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
5. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
6. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - Jeff Lynne
Side Four:
1. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
2. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
3. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
4. Horse To The Water – Sam Brown
5. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Side Five:
1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
4. Photograph - Ringo Starr
Side Six:
1. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
2. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
3. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
Side Seven:
1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown
Side Eight:
Etched vinyl with mandala design

2018 Craft Records

2/23/18