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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 (423 votes)

Released: 2011-03-22

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Concert for George [Blu-ray] by Rhino Records

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Blu-Ray pressing. Filmed on November 29, 2002 before a sold-out audience at Royal Albert Hall the Concert For George is a beautifully filmed, joyous celebration of some of 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, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Monty Python with Tom Hanks, and Ravi and Anoushka Shankar.


  • Eric Clapton
  • Paul McCartney
  • Ringo Starr
  • Tom Petty
  • Jeff Lynne


  • Widescreen
  • DTS Surround Sound
  • Surround Sound
  • Digital Sound

Editorial Review

Exceptionally moving but not the least bit sentimental, Concert for George is a splendid tribute to the late George Harrison, whose contributions to the Beatles were so often hidden in the long shadows of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A year to the day after Harrison's November 29, 2001 death, Eric Clapton assembled some musicians–people who had played with Harrison and known him intimately, including McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Tom Petty–to perform his music at London's Royal Albert Hall. They take on not just the predictable (“My Sweet Lord” and “Something,” beautifully sung by Billy Preston and Sir Paul, respectively), but also lesser-known fare like “Old Brown Shoe” and “Beware of Darkness,” all to superbly empathetic effect. But the tune most likely to make you misty-eyed is “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which brings together three of the five musicians who played on the original recording: Ringo on drums, Clapton replicating his own classic solo, and McCartney playing piano and harmonizing with Clapton's lead vocal. Concert for George enjoyed a brief theatrical release, but even those who caught it on the big screen will delight in this two-disc DVD edition. Disc 1 features the complete concert (sans interview and rehearsal footage, but with a few additional songs and in the original running order), while disc 2 contains the theatrical version and some additional backstage and photo material. All in all, a beautiful piece of work. Wish you were here, George–but man, what a way to be missed. –Sam Graham

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