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articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 36. Chapters:
All Things Must Pass, Brainwashed (album), Cloud Nine (George
Harrison album), Dark Horse (George Harrison album), Electronic
Sound, Extra Texture (Read All About It), George Harrison (album),
Gone Troppo, Live in Japan (George Harrison album), Living in the
Material World, Somewhere in England, The Concert for Bangladesh
(album), Thirty Three & 1/3, Wonderwall Music. Excerpt: The
Concert for Bangladesh originally titled The Concert for Bangla
Desh is a live triple album by George Harrison and celebrity
friends, released in December 1971 in America and January 1972 in
Britain. The album followed the two concerts of the same name, held
on 1 August 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden featuring
Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy
Preston, Leon Russell and Badfinger. The shows were a pioneering
charity event, in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the
Bangladesh Liberation War, and preceded Live Aid by fourteen years.
Co-produced by Phil Spector and featuring the latter's trademark
Wall of Sound in a live setting, the fundraiser album was delayed
for three months due to protracted negotiations between Harrison
and two record companies keen to protect their business interests,
Capitol and Columbia/CBS. The Concert for Bangladesh was a major
critical and commercial success, topping album charts around the
world, and went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in
1973. Together with the 1972 Apple concert film directed by Saul
Swimmer, the album was re-released in 2005, in remastered form.
Among the many words of acclaim that have been written about it
since its release, The Concert for Bangladesh has been described as
an album to play "whenever your faith in the power of music begins
to wane." Sales of the album continue to benefit the George
Harrison Fund for UNICEF. After being made aware of the gravity of
the situation in what was then known as East Pakistan by friend and
musician Ravi Shankar, George Harrison quickly organised two
performances to aid the war-ravaged and disaster-stricken country.
In the middle of these preparations, in order to call further
attention to the Bengalis' cause, he composed the song "Bangla
Desh" and rush-released it as a charity single four days before the
New York shows. Riding high with the recent success of his All
Things Must Pass solo set, Harrison the
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