Concord GroupFebruary 25 marks what would have been George Harrison‘s 75th birthday, and in commemoration of the milestone, special reissues of the all-star 2002 tribute concert honoring George held at London’s Royal Albert Hall will be released Friday, February 23.

Among the reissues is an expansive limited-edition box set featuring the concert’s audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs and two CDs; two-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets boasting video of the event, plus extra content; a hardbound 60-page book; and a cutting from the hand-painted tapestry used as a backdrop at the show.

Concert for George took place on November 29, 2002, exactly one year after Harrison’s death, and included performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, and Procol Harum‘s Gary Brooker, as well as Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Clapton served as musical director of the show, which featured renditions of many of the classic tunes Harrison wrote for the Beatles and as a solo artist.

Among the many highlights of the show was a version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring McCartney and Clapton, plus Starr on the drums.

Only 1,000 copies of the deluxe Concert for George box set will be available, available exclusively at ConcertforGeorge.com. The DVDs and Blu-rays feature video of the entire concert on the first disc and a theatrical version on the second disc, which also contains interviews with the performers, behind-the-scenes clips, and rehearsal footage.

The reissue also will be sold as a two-CD/two-DVD and a two-CD/two-Blu-ray set, a four-LP vinyl package and a two-CD collection.

Here’s the Concert for George CD track list:

Disc 1
“Sarve Shaam” — Traditional Prayer
“Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)” — Anoushka Shankar
“The Inner Light” — Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
“Arpan” — Conducted by Anoushka Shankar

Disc 2
“I Want to Tell You” — Jeff Lynne
“If I Needed Someone” — Eric Clapton
“Old Brown Shoe” — Gary Brooker
“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” — Jeff Lynne
“Beware of Darkness” — Eric Clapton
“Here Comes the Sun” — Joe Brown
“That’s The Way It Goes” — Joe 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 and Band
“I’ll See You in My Dreams” — Joe Brown

Here are the DVD & Blu-ray track lists:

Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
“Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)” — 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 (Give Me Peace on Earth)” — 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” — Jools Holland & 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 and Band
“I’ll See You in My Dreams” — Joe Brown

Disc 2 (Theatrical Version)
Same as above minus songs followed by *

Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind-the-scenes footage, including:
–Ravi Shankar’s orchestra rehearsals
–Monty Python backstage
–George’s band rehearsals
–Interviews with musicians
–Photo gallery
–“Drummers” featurette (on the Blu-ray only)

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