In early November, the film of last November's Royal Albert Hall tribute concert to George Harrison will be give a limited worldwide cinema release followed by a two disc DVD release later in the month. The first disc will include the entire concert while the second will contain the cinema release version of the concert, interviews with the performers, and rehearsal footage. The concert took place on November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death. Performing that evening were Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ravi Shankar, Joe and Sam Brown, Billy Preston, Jools Holland and Jeff Lynne.
In a statement released by Olivia Harrison, George's widow said:
"It was an indescribable evening and was captured beautifully on film. I may be prejudiced but, in my opinion, The Concert For George is a classic performance as well as a historical musical document."
All profits from the release of the film will go to the Material World Charitable Foundation founded by George in 1973 to support the arts, music, education and people with special needs
Early in 2004, expect to see the release of George's re-mastered Dark Horse catalog containing many of his previously unreleased tracks.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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