GEORGE HARRISON REMEMBERED IN NEW TRIBUTE ALBUM AND FILM
Featuring Brian Wilson, Brandon Flowers and The Strokes
by Alex Copley
Friday 11th December 2015
A live album and film of a special George Harrison tribute concert is set for release. A night celebrating the music of the late Beatle, last year’s George Fest concert featured superstars such as Brian Wilson and The Killers’ Brandon Flowers.
Recorded in 2014 at the The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison features all-star cover versions as well as backstage interviews with the artists behind them. Here they openly discuss the influence that Harrison has had on their career.
The line-up includes Nora Jones, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, Brian Wilson, The Flaming Lips, Weird Al” Yankovic, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, and a host of others.
Watch a trailer of the film/album below
Produced by Harrison’s son, Dhani, and David Zonshine, the live tribute will be available in 4 configurations including 2xCD/DVD, 2xCD/Blu-Ray, 3xLP (180 gram) and digital download.
Discussing the concert and his father’s iconic music, Dhani Harrison said: “I’ve always imagined a small club show where my generation of musicians could cut loose on some of the deeper tracks from his career… So, in a totally new and vibrant way, I once again found myself taking the stage with some of my most treasured musical heroes to the sound of the most familiar music in my life… I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I do. They are some of the best interpretations of my father’s songs I could have ever thought possible.”
George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison is released the day after what would have been his 73rd birthday: 26 February 2016.
2 Conan O’Brien - 'Old Brown Shoe'
3 Britt Daniel from Spoon - 'I Me Mine'
4 Jonathan Bates with Dhani Harrison - 'Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)'
5 Norah Jones - 'Something'
6 Brandon Flowers - 'Got My Mind Set On You'
7 Heartless Bastards - 'If Not For You'
8 Ian Astbury from The Cult - 'Be Here Now'
9 Nick Valensi from The Strokes - 'Wah-Wah'
10 Jamestown Revival - 'If I Needed Someone'
11 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Art of Dying'
12 Dhani Harrison - 'Savoy Truffle'
13 Chase Cohl with Weezer's Brian Bell on guitar - 'For You Blue'
14 Ann Wilson from Heart - 'Beware Of Darkness'
1 Dhani Harrison - 'Let It Down'
2 Ben Harper - 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)'
3 Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction - 'Here Comes The Sun'
4 'Weird Al' Yankovic - 'What Is Life'
5 Norah Jones - 'Behind That Locked Door'
6 Brian Wilson with Al Jardine - 'My Sweet Lord'
7 The Black Ryder - 'Isn't It A Pity'
8 Butch Walker - 'Any Road'
9 Karen Elson - 'I’d Have You Anytime'
10 Cold War Kids - 'Taxman'
11 The Flaming Lips - 'It’s All Too Much'
12 Brandon Flowers, Dhani Harrison, Jonathan Bates, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Britt Daniel, and Wayne Coyne - 'Handle With Care'
13 Ann Wilson, Dhani Harrison, Karen Elson, and Norah Jones - 'All Things Must Pass'