Concert For George (Live)

Various ArtistsNovember 17, 2003
Rock℗ 2018 Oops Publishing, Limited, Under exclusive license to Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Concert for George is a live tribute soundtrack album in honour of George Harrison, issued in 2003 in conjunction with the simultaneous DVD release of the same name. Featuring performances of many of Harrison's best-known songs, played by his closest musician friends, Concert for George is considered a fitting and heartfelt celebration of Harrison's considerable career.

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Sarve Shaam (Live)3:18Concert For George Chorus
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Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) (Live)8:22Anoushka Shankar
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The Inner Light (Live)3:01Jeff Lynne
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Arpan (Live)23:02Anoushka Shankar
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Sit On My Face (Live)3:08Monty Python
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The Lumberjack Song (Live) (feat. Tom Hanks)3:13Monty Python
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I Want To Tell You (Live)2:52Jeff Lynne
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If I Needed Someone (Live)2:28Eric Clapton
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Old Brown Shoe (Live)3:48Gary Brooker
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Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (Live)3:29Jeff Lynne
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Beware Of Darkness (Live)4:00Eric Clapton
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Here Comes The Sun (Live)3:09Joe Brown
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That's The Way It Goes (Live)3:32Joe Brown
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Horse To The Water (Live)5:25Jools Holland
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Taxman (Live)3:10Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
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I Need You (Live)3:00Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
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Handle With Care (Live) (feat. Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison)3:27Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
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Isn't It A Pity (Live)6:58Billy Preston
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Photograph (Live)3:56Ringo Starr
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Honey Don't (Live)3:03Ringo Starr
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For You Blue (Live)3:04Paul McCartney
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Something (Live)4:25Paul McCartney
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All Things Must Pass (Live)3:33Paul McCartney
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live)5:57Paul McCartney
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My Sweet Lord (Live)5:02Billy Preston
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Wah Wah (Live)6:06Eric Clapton
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I'll See You In My Dreams (Live)4:01Joe Brown
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Total length
2:08:42
Tracks
27
Released
February 23, 2018
Label
℗ 2018 Oops Publishing, Limited, Under exclusive license to Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.
File type
MP3
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Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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Required for streaming and downloading
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Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
After the longest wait yet for the ‘official’ next album, there was widespread and heightened anticipation of what The Beatles would do to follow Sgt. Pepper. Issued on 22 November 1968, the stark white cover of their ninth UK album signalled they had, once again, overturned all expectations. Called simply The Beatles, but forever to be known as ‘The White Album’, the double-LP may be the most eclectic album ever released. The Beatles seemed determined to write and play in every style imaginable.

The origins of the music are rooted in The Beatles’ visit to Rishikesh, India where they studied transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Their trip in March 1968 was a communal experience that reinforced the group’s unity. It certainly inspired a prolific phase of songwriting. In May, before sessions began at EMI Studios, The Beatles taped acoustic demo versions of 27 songs at George Harrison’s house. They began recording these new compositions at Abbey Road on 30 May and studio work occupied most of their time until the final date on 16 October 1968. ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ were the first songs to be heard from the sessions when they were released as a stand-alone single on 30 August 1968. It is doubtful whether any other artist would have even considered leaving off their album such a monumental hit single.

The juxtaposition of loud and soft is one of the reasons ‘The White Album’ is so surprising. The raucous rocker ‘Helter Skelter’ precedes the delicate ‘Long Long Long’. The pastoral calm of ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ is placed between the fiery ‘Yer Blues’ and the wildness of ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey’. As usual, there are many humorous touches - as heard in ‘The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill’, ‘Rocky Raccoon’, ‘Piggies’ and ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’. In 1968, The Beatles changed their approach to recording. As Ringo remembered: ‘On “The White Album” we ended up being a band again and that’s what I always love.’ Conversely, more than ever before, it was not considered necessary for all of The Beatles to play on every song. Only sixteen out of 30 tracks featured the participation of all four. Uncredited, Eric Clapton played lead guitar on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.

It was clear to everyone in 1968 that The Beatles had recorded an album that was in sharp contrast to its predecessor. As George Harrison explained: ‘We always tried to make things different. There was no chance of a new record ever being like the previous one.’ The group’s remarkable achievement in creating ‘The White Album’ is that, despite such dazzling diversity within the collection, each track is stamped with the unmistakable sound of The Beatles.
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