Starring Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Joe Brown, Jools Holland, and Billy Preston
On November 29, 2002, one year after George Harrison’s death, an all-star cast of friends gather at London’s Royal Albert Hall for an emotional tribute. The concert features a piece composed in Harrison’s honor by his sitar mentor, Ravi Shankar, and a set of songs by Monty Python with special guest Tom Hanks. Musical director Eric Clapton then leads a band featuring George’s son Dhani Harrison and fellow Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in a broad selection of Harrison’s best-loved songs.
"The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison, who died [fifteen] years ago, has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band that gathered in London at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29 to commemorate his legacy. And ''Concert for George,'' David Leland's moving documentary of that event, mirrors the elegiac happy-sad quality of music that distilled the more spiritually heady aspirations of a segment of old-time hippie culture."--Stephen Holden, New York Times