Last week saw the Los Angeles pre-miere of the film version of The Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison and Friends, at which the likes of Ringo Starr, UNICEF ambassador Alyssa Milano, Angelica Huston, Tea Leoni, and, of course, George Harrisons wife, Olivia,
and son, Dhani, all made appearances. Harrisons wife said to the press at the event that George had been wanting to reissue the film, which documents the first ever charity concert event, for its 20th anniversary, and that they got to sift through performance footage in order to put some terrific extras on the DVD that werent in the original concert, which is great news for fans.
The concert, which is being released by Warner Music and is available in both DVD and CD formats, hit stores last week as an impressive 2-disc package, including a revitalized version of the original 99 minute film plus over an hours worth of bonus footage, including a documentary and some groovy previously-unseen cuts that include rehearsals and sound checks. The concert also featured many of Georges pals, including Ravi Shankar, the aforementioned Ringo Starr, and Bob Dylan; the original event generated millions of dollars for its charitable cause, and all artist royalties from the sales of these DVDs and CDs will also go to UNICEF...