Concert for Bangla Desh, The


Artist: George Harrison
Label: Apple Records
Year: 1971
Genre: Beatles Solo
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Title Artist Length
George Harrison / Ravi Shankar Introduction George Harrison 6:16::George Harrison
Bangla Dhun George Harrison 16:19::George Harrison
Wah-Wah George Harrison 3:15::George Harrison
My Sweet Lord George Harrison 4:16::George Harrison
Awaiting on You All George Harrison 2:37::George Harrison
That's the Way God Planned It George Harrison 4:05::George Harrison
It Don't Come Easy George Harrison 2:38::George Harrison
Beware of Darkness George Harrison 3:26::George Harrison
Introduction of the Band George Harrison 3:00::George Harrison
While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison 4:39::George Harrison
Jumpin' Jack Flash / Youngblood George Harrison 9:11::George Harrison
Here Comes the Sun George Harrison 2:51::George Harrison
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall George Harrison 5:04::George Harrison
It Takes a Lot to Laugh / It Takes a Train to Cry George Harrison 2:54::George Harrison
Blowin' in the Wind George Harrison 3:34::George Harrison
Mr. Tambourine Man George Harrison 4:06::George Harrison
Just Like a Woman George Harrison 4:14::George Harrison
Something George Harrison 3:05::George Harrison
Bangla Desh George Harrison 4:14::George Harrison


Rating: 4 stars
Purchase Date: 11/12/2017
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The Concert for Bangladesh – originally titled The Concert for Bangla Desh – is a live triple album by George Harrison and celebrity friends, released on Apple Records in December 1971 in America and January 1972 in Britain. The album followed the two concerts of the same name, held on 1 August 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden, featuring Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Eric Clapton. The shows were a pioneering charity event, in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War, and set the model for future multi-artist rock benefits such as Live Aid (1985) and the Concert for New York City (2001). Co-produced by Phil Spector and featuring the latter's signature Wall of Sound in a live setting, the fundraiser album was delayed for three months due to protracted negotiations between Harrison and two record companies keen to protect their business interests, Capitol and Columbia/CBS. Besides the main performers, the musicians and singers on the recording include Badfinger, Jim Horn, Klaus Voormann, Alla Rakha, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis and Claudia Linnear. The box set's original packaging included a 64-page book containing photos from the concerts; the album cover, designed by Tom Wilkes, consisted of an image of a malnourished child sitting beside an empty food bowl. On release, The Concert for Bangladesh was a major critical and commercial success, topping albums charts around the world, and went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in March 1973. Together with the 1972 Apple concert film directed by Saul Swimmer, the album gained Indian classical music its largest Western audience up until that time. The album was reissued in 2005, in remastered form, featuring a new cover. Among the many words of acclaim that have been written about The Concert for Bangladesh since its release, author Tom Moon describes it as an album to play "whenever your faith in the power of music begins to wane".[1] Sales of The Concert for Bangladesh continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, which raised $1.2 million for children in the Horn of Africa, in a 2011 campaign marking the album's 40th anniversary.