The Concert For Bangladesh happened because of my relationship with Ravi I said, "If you want me to be involved, I think I'd better be really involved," so I started recruiting all these people. It was magical. That's the only way to describe it, because nobody had ever seen anything like that before, that amount of star power What happened is now history: it was one of the most moving and intense musical experiences of the century. The money we raised was secondary.
The main thing was, we spread the word and helped get the war ended What we did show was that musicians and people are more humane than politicians. We were in the Virgin Islands and I certainly wasn't going to be rehearsing in New York, then going back to the Virgin Islands, then coming back up to New York and singing. According to McCartney, a Beatles reunion would have been "an historical event", for which "Klein would have taken the credit".
To talk to an audience, it's very, very difficult Interviews of Recording Artists. Archived from the original on 6 September Retrieved 16 May The New York Times.
ISSN Retrieved 13 August ISBN Joshua M. Elliot J. George Harrison. The Concert for Bangladesh Live in Japan. Is This What You Want? Ravi Shankar. The Concert for Bangladesh " Ride Rajbun ". Bob Dylan. Discography Awards Bibliography Songs written by Dylan. Billy Preston. Live European Tour. Leon Russell. Look Inside the Asylum Choir. Ringo Starr. Postcards from the Boys Octopus's Garden Photograph. Eric Clapton. Albums discography Singles discography Videography. Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert E.
Edge of Darkness Homeboy Rush. Despite the cost, the album was an immediate commercial success. The album was similarly successful on charts around the world.
The government also advised its embassies and other foreign diplomatic offices that the album contained "hostile propaganda against Pakistan" and that they should pressure their local contacts to stop the music being played on the radio.
Cash Box ' s reviewer described The Concert for Bangladesh as "the most eagerly awaited album of " and "every bit as breathtaking as we hoped". The reviewer deemed the sound "flawless" and the booklet "stunning", and concluded: "listen to the records and hear music history.
For Heckman, the live album confirmed the concerts' standing as a distillation of pop music's growth and maturity throughout the s, thereby offering "a decade's music in microcosm".
Having attended the concerts in August, Ed Kelleher of Circus magazine wrote that the live album not only conveyed the "magic He singled out songs by Dylan, Russell and Harrison, along with Shankar's performance, but admitted to the futility of naming "individual highlights" since the album was "one consistent high".
From the personal point of view, Concert for Bangla Desh was George's moment. He put it together; and he pulled it off It's on record. The concert will stand as the greatest act of magnanimity rock music has yet achieved. Williams named Dylan's " Just Like a Woman " as "the masterpiece".
In a causerie -style piece for New Statesman , Michael Nyman wrote that the music failed to support the claim that the concerts had educated listeners on the plight of the Bangladeshi refugees. He admired many of the performances but detected an "aloofness" in Shankar's sincerity and bemoaned that Dylan's outdated repertoire surpassed some of the more recent pop selections by Harrison and Preston, and that the lavish LP booklet "must have cost money which could have been channelled elsewhere".
The NME ' s Roy Carr and Tony Tyler deemed the concerts "probably the greatest indoor rock 'n' roll event ever held", adding that Dylan's five-song set "easily justified" the album's price tag. In the description of author Ian Inglis, The Concert for Bangladesh "established the artistic legitimacy of the charity album".
Tambourine Man " as the standout songs. Another point of contention, though mainly among Harrison's biographers, concerns Leon Russell. Alan Clayson bristles at the omnipresence of the Oklahoman singer and musician; he describes Russell as "the epitome of the self-satisfied sexism of the Delaney and Bonnie super-sidemen" and rues that his turn in the spotlight so blatantly became "The Leon Russell Show".
Among reviews of the reissue, Mojo described the remastered sound as "sumptuous"  while AllMusic's Richard Ginell wrote: "Hands down, this epochal concert In emphasizing the concert's idealism, however, it's easy to overlook what a musical gem this two-disc set is. In his entry for the album in the book 1, Recordings to Hear Before You Die , Tom Moon recognises the concerts as "the first large-scale example of rock activism", saying that Harrison and his fellow performers provided the blueprint for celebrities to employ their fame for charitable causes.
He writes that while subsequent benefit concerts might encourage a suspicion that celebrity musicians merely "play philanthropist for a day", the Concert for Bangladesh was the realisation of Harrison's commitment to the Indian subcontinent, beyond the cultural appropriation suggested by his initial alliance with Shankar in the mid s.
He views Dylan's set as "spellbinding" and a final reprise of the singer's "mythic voice-of-a-generation image", and concludes of the album: "seldom before or since has rock music sounded so honest, so caring — and so capable of making us smile and cry at the same time. Harrison was working on a reissue of the album and film before his death in November The revised packaging was credited to Wherefore Art? The second disc contains the nine tracks from side four to side six of the original release, together with:.
A download -only version of the album per the remaster, with a second bonus track exclusive to iTunes :  . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Rock  Hindustani classical folk gospel. George Harrison Phil Spector. Main article: The Concert for Bangladesh. That whole show was a stroke of luck. I'd rehearsed some with Ringo, the horn players and the guys from Badfinger, but it was all happening so fast it's amazing we managed to get anything on tape.
See also: The Concert for Bangladesh film. This record should've been out a month ago really He said that the folk collection also demonstrated no immediate connection with the cause, but neither did it make "extravagant claims" to be raising funds and international awareness.
She added that he had then contacted Spector, who supplied the correct version. Lyons, in The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited. D retrieved 26 January ISBN X.
Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Add a Plot ». Director: Claire Ferguson. Added to Watchlist. Our Most Anticipated Movies of Upcoming TV and Streaming Finales.
Around The Web Powered by Taboola. Create a list ». Dokumentarer, konserter o. See all related lists ». Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Edit Cast Credited cast: Eric Clapton Self Bob Dylan Self George Harrison Self archive footage Jim Keltner Self Billy Preston Self Leon Russell Self Ravi Shankar Self Ringo Starr Self Klaus Voormann
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday On Verve 1946 1959, The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always, Jennifer Rush Heart Over Mind, Vis A Vis The Best Of Vis A Vis In Congo Style, Gregg Allman Low Country Blues">