As a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his passing, The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 . Organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne.
This moving documentary, shot in high-definition video and surround-sound, records a tribute concert to George Harrison in London, at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2002. An all-star band gives majestic performances of most of Harrison's best-known songs. They encompass both his work with the Beatles ("Here Comes the Sun") and his solo career ("My Sweet Lord"). The mood is upbeat but serene, and the performances capture his incense-fragrant music, with its mixture of Hindu mysticism and pop muscularity in all its grandeur. The Monty Python troupe and Harrison's mentor Ravi Shankar also appear. — Stephen Holden
2003-10-03 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Concert For George