Great Performances (2003)
Critic Reviews for Great Performances
It offers a special 'something' for everyone who ever appreciated the Quiet Beatle's musical gifts and spiritual explorations.
It's a must-see for Beatle completists and an unexpected treat for casual fans.
Unlikely to join the ranks of the great concert films, but it does provide both deep musical pleasures and a touching farewell to the former Beatle.
[A] moving documentary.
Those who appreciated Mr. Harrison's slightly offbeat catalogue of songs might find this documentary a treasure. Otherwise, it's about as low-key as Mr. Harrison was -- another concert flick, agreeable enough, if a bit on the snoozy side.
Audience Reviews for Great Performances
Features terrific music with very deep commentary. If you are a fan of 70's rock music, then you will like this blend of classic tunes.
Concert For George is an amazing concert with brilliant music, great cinematography and is one of the better concerts ever held in my opinion. Held at the Albert Hall a year after George Harrison's death, Concert For George is the coming together of several performer friends of George performing George's greatest hits, favorite skits, and other work in this 2 and a half hour long concert. Some of performers include Joe Brown, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Monty Python and many others. This was just amazing. All of the performances were amazing, with some standout favorites including Paul McCartney's cover of "Something" on the ukelele, Billy Preston's performance of "My Sweet Lord", and Joe Brown's performance of "I'll See you in my Dreams". I really cannot find a negative about this concert nor anything more in praise. Okay, the only thing that prevents me from recommending this concert to everyone is the first segement, featuring a half an hour performance of Sitar music with chants all in Hindu. I know that many are put off by this kind of music so if you skip the Indian then this could be for everyone. (Real Rating: 100%)
I sat captive audience to watch this in it's entirety. George has always been an icon to me. I've always felt a spiritual connection and special affinity towards him. This concert just reinvigorated and conjured up feelings of how much he is missed in this world. I laughed and cried almost simultaneously. A MUST see for anyone that like myself, have infused the Beatles into my daily existence.
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