Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Now, let me qualify this comment.  I'm playing the Concert For George Blu-Ray on a standard low-to-mid-price Sony Blu-Ray player.

Still, I'm expecting to be (even somewhat) wow-ed by the picture.  I'm not.  At all.

Anyone else?


(UPDATE: 1888 Media apparently removed their Concert For George content.  I amended the posting to take out the missing images.)

A reminder, Concert For George is out on Blu-Ray this week.  Thanks to Rob at 1888 Media for sharing some press materials for this week's release.  Enjoy.

The widget:
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The trailer:

The press release:


Legendary George Harrison Tribute Concert To Be Released
On Blu-Ray For First Time On March 22

Los Angeles, CA— CONCERT FOR GEORGE, the legendary tribute concert in honor of GEORGE HARRISON, will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray on March 22. Originally released in High Definition, the CONCERT FOR GEORGE 2-disc Blu-ray will include the complete concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage. The second disc will also include a previously unreleased interview segment entitled “Drummers,” featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE has been certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2DVD set in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more.

Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.

Track Listing

Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Sam Brown
Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
For You Blue - Paul McCartney
Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown

Purchase links for Amazon US  and Amazon UK ...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Time-Life has issued what appears to be a download-only collection of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame live performances.

Included with this particular collection is While My Guitar Gently Weeps performed by Tom Petty, a few of his Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison, Marc Mann, Ray Cooper (right?) Steve Winwood, and a hot guitar solo from Prince.

This is an audio-only download... available only on iTunes as of March 15... and you can buy any individual track for $.99...  

This particular one is way worth the money, whether or not you've already heard this...

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here's what the new Concert for George Blu-Ray will look like.  This and the digital download are coming in less than two weeks.

Check out this review from, it's more from a technical stand point.  The audio portion gets a rave review.

And according to Rhino's website, there will be bonus 'bonus' material, a feature called 'Drummers'...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Here's one for the collectors.  Regina Spektor will celebrate Record Store Day next month by releasing a limited edition EP called Four From Far.  The 7" EP will be pressed on light blue vinyl and will be in shops on April 16.

The track list is:
Riot Gear
The Sword & The Pen (produced by Jeff Lynne)
Time Is All Around
Eet (Live in London)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The fine people at Direct Current have a title called The Buddy Holly Project, listing it for a June 28 release.  Is this Peter Asher's covers collection?

For those not in the know, Jeff Lynne has recently recorded a cover of Words of Love...

(Hat Tip: J.)