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The concert for Bangla Desh

Author: George HarrisonEric ClaptonBob DylanBilly PrestonLeon RussellAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Apple Films : Rhino, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause - setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher purpose. The concert helped to generate millions of dollars for UNICAF and raised awareness for the organization around the world.
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Genre/Form: Rock music
Rock concerts
Rock films
Rock concert films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Harrison; Eric Clapton; Bob Dylan; Billy Preston; Leon Russell; Ringo Starr; Ravi Shankar; Ali Akbar Khan; Alla Rakha.; Kamala Cakrabartī; Hollywood Horns (Musical group); Apple Films (Westminster, Calif.); Rhino Entertainment Company.
OCLC Number: 62156441
Language Note: In English with optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French subtitles.
Notes: Disc one contains the original concert footage; disc two contains special features.
Bonus features: previously unseen performances from the rehearsals, sound check and afternoon show (If not for you -- Come on in my kitchen -- Love minus zero -- No limit) ; the making of the film; the making of the album; the original artwork; recollections of August 1, 1971; Take a bow; liner notes with credits, notes by Ravi Shankar and Charles Lyons, photographs, and quotes from participants.
Credits: Disc one: director, Saul Swimmer ; producers, George Harrison and Allen Klein. Disc two: director/editor, Claire Ferguson ; producers, Olivia Harrison, Jonathan Clyde and Jo Human.
Performer(s): Various performers, including George Harrison, vocals, guitars ; Bob Dylan, vocals, guitars, harmonica ; Billy Preston, vocals, keyboards ; Leon Russell, vocals, keyboards, bass ; Ringo Starr, vocals, drums, tambourine ; Eric Clapton, guitar ; Ravi Shankar, sitar ; Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, sarod ; Ustad Alla Rakha, table ; Kamala Chakrevarty, tamboura ; with the Hollywood Horns ; with additional musicians and vocalists.
Event notes: Recorded live August 1, 1971, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, DTS 5.1, Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital stereo, full screen.
Contents: Disc one. The concert for Bangaldesh 1971 (99 min.). George Harrison/ Ravi Shankar introduction --
Bangla Dhun --
Wah-wah --
My sweet Lord --
Awaiting on you all --
That's the way God planned it --
It don't come easy --
Beware of darkness --
Band introduction --
While my guitar gently weeps --
Medley. Jumpin' Jack Flash ; Youngblood --
Here comes the sun --
A hard rain's a-gonna fall --
It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry --
Blowin' in the wind --
Just like a woman --
Something --
Bangla Desh. Disc two. The concert for Bangladesh, 2005. "The concert for Bangladesh revisited with George Harrison and friends" (documentary, 45 min.).
Other Titles: Bangla dhun.
Wah-wah.
My sweet Lord.
Awaiting on you all.
That's the way God planned it.
It don't come easy.
Beware of darkness.
While my guitar gently weeps.
Jumpin' Jack Flash.
Young blood.
Here comes the sun.
Hard rain's a-gonna fall.
It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry.
Blowin' in the wind.
Just like a woman.
Something.
Bangla Desh.
Bangladesh.
If not for you.
Come on in my kitchen.
Love minus zero.
No limit.
Concert for Bangladesh
Responsibility: Apple presents ; produced by George Harrison and Allen Klein ; music recording produced by Phil Spector and George Harrison ; directed by Saul Swimmer.

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This was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause - setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher purpose. The concert helped to generate millions of dollars for UNICAF and raised awareness for the organization around the world.

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