Concert for Jorge , the film shot at a 2002 concert honoring the late George Harrison, will be shown in theaters around the world for his 20th birthday on November 29. The film and its soundtrack have been remastered in Dolby Atmos, and a new intro by Olivia and Dhani Harrison will precede screenings. Find the list of participating theaters, covering most US states as well as Europe and the rest of North and South America, here.
Held on the first anniversary of the Beatles guitarist’s death, the concert was organized by Eric Clapton and Olivia Harrison. It took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall and featured Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, members of Monty Python and more. The film is being released by Abramorama, in partnership with Craft Recordings. The Dolby Atmos remaster of the live album is also streaming starting today.
In a press release, Olivia Harrison said: “A long time ago, imagining his ideal show, George said, ‘I could do something like this someday… [it’s] the perfect idea… I mean, if I had a ‘special’, I wish I had some people who mean something to me.’” She continued:
And he was right, he was so prescient and so right. He went from the sublime Ravi & Anoushka Shankar Orchestra to the ridiculous Monty Python. The deepest songs written by George, whose meanings were enhanced by his absence, played with soul and heart by a core of friends. It’s a joy to be able to relive that incredible night again, on the big screen, 20 years later.
Dhani Harrison added: “20 years ago, I took the stage alongside my father’s dearest friends and celebrated his life and his music. It was one of the most beautiful things we could have done that day to mark his death. There was a lot of love involved in that show, which was preserved in this Concerto para Jorge film. I hope you find this.”
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