On September 28th, 2014, an all-star concert celebrating the music of George Harrison took place at Los Angeles' Fonda Theater, with the Killers' Brandon Flowers, Conan O'Brien, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Flaming Lips, Spoon's Britt Daniel and Norah Jones among those in attendance to pay tribute to the late Beatle. A document of that event, George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison will be released on February 26th, the day after what would have been Harrison's 73rd birthday. A trailer for the concert is available above.
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Perry Farrell, Ben Harper, Heart's Ann Wilson, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and the Cult's Ian Astbury also took part in the concert, which was produced by David Zonshine alongside Harrison's son Dhani. George Fest has also shared the evening's rendition of the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care," featuring Flowers, Daniel, Wayne Coyne, Yankovic and Dhani Harrison.
"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," Dhani Harrison said in a statement. "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."
The concert film will be released as a 2xCD/DVD, 2xCD/Blu-Ray, 3xLP and digital download. The visual component of the collection features interviews with the musicians backstage and at rehearsals talking about Harrison's influence on their music. Pre-order the collection at the George Harrison Store.
George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison Track List
2. Conan O'Brien – "Old Brown Shoe"
3. Britt Daniel – "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 – "Be Here Now"
9. Nick Valensi – "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 and Brian Bell – "For You Blue"
14. Ann Wilson – "Beware Of Darkness"
1. Dhani Harrison – "Let It Down"
2. Ben Harper – "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)"
3. Perry Farrell – "Here Comes The Sun"
4. "Weird Al" Yankovic - What Is Life"
5. Norah Jones – "Behind That Locked Door"
6. Brian Wilson and 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"