The Concert for Bangladesh

The Concert for Bangladesh

by George Harrison


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The Concert for Bangladesh

As a document of a show that was arguably the rock world's first large-scale attempt to use the music as a charitable tool, this sprawling collection has always been virtually unassailable -- and this revamped version is all the more appealing, thanks to a vivid remastering job and an added shot of Bob Dylan. Zimmy, just emerging from his reclusive period at the time of the concert's 1971 staging, contributes some of the set's highlights -- none more enticing than the "Live Minus Zero/No Limit" appended to the reissue -- but he's hardly the only shining star. Billy Preston, for instance, brought a churchly urgency when taking the spotlight for "That's the Way God Planned It," while Ravi Shankar gave the proceedings a needed sense of place with his sitar work on "Bangla Dhun." It's organizer George Harrison, though, who's the most valuable player, a status that's enhanced by the new mixing, which lends a crystalline quality to his playing on such songs as "Beware of Darkness" and a hush-inducing "Something." Countless other cause-oriented collections have come down the pike in the 30-odd years since these musicians focused their energies on the Indian Subcontinent, but few have matched the plainspoken pleas ingrained in these grooves. For those seeking multimedia gratification, there's also a newly turned out deluxe DVD version of the package, which is festooned with collectibles including ten different postcards, a reprint of the original concert poster, and a slew of Harrison's handwritten lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094633588028
catalogNumber: 35880
Rank: 4860

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Performance Credits

George Harrison   Primary Artist
Ravi Shankar   Sitar
Bob Dylan   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Billy Preston   Keyboards,Vocals
Leon Russell   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Ringo Starr   Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Jesse Ed Davis   Rhythm Guitar
Jeanie Greene   Background Vocals
Marlin Greene   Background Vocals
Don Nix   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Joey Molland   Acoustic Guitar
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Gibbins   Percussion
Dolores Hall   Background Vocals
Pete Ham   Acoustic Guitar
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Ali Akbar Khan   Sarod
Carl Radle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Klaus Voormann   Bass Guitar
Kamala Chakravarty   Tamboura
Claudia Linnear   Background Vocals
Alla Rakha   Tabla
Joanna Green   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ravi Shankar   Composer,Liner Notes,Author
Bob Dylan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Leon Russell   Author
Ringo Starr   Composer,Author
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Phil Spector   Producer,Engineer
Eric Clapton   Author
Henry Diltz   Cover Photo
Doc Pomus   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Alan Rouse   Remixing
Mike Stoller   Composer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Paul Hicks   Remixing

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