Album + Live

The Concert for Bangla Desh3×12" Vinyl6 + 6 + 7
  • US1971-12-20
Apple RecordsSTCX 3385[none]
The Concert for Bangla Desh3×12" Vinyl4 + 9 + 6
Apple Records(STCX-1-3385), (STCX-2-3385), (STCX-3-3385), STCX 3385, (STCX-4-3385), (STCX-5-3385), (STCX-6-3385)[none]
The Concert for Bangladesh2×CD10 + 9
  • US1991-07-30
Epic468835 25099746883522
The Concert for Bangladesh (disc 1)CD9
  • US1991-07-30
The Concert for Bangladesh2×CD9 + 9
  • JP1991-10-25
Epic Records (J-Pop label since 2001, established 1978; use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists!)ESCA 5470~14988010547028
The Concert for Bangla Desh2×CD9 + 9
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 93265 2077779326525
The Concert for Bangladesh2×CD11 + 6
Nota Blu9301518014264930517
The Concert for Bangladesh2×DVD-Audio19 + 21
  • US2005-10-24
Apple RecordsR2 970481603497048120
The Concert for Bangladesh (remix)2×CD10 + 10
  • US2005-10-25
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)09463-35880-2-8094633588028
The Concert for Bangladesh (remix)2×CD10 + 10
  • US2005-10-25
Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)82876729862828767298627
The Concert for Bangladesh2×Digital Media10 + 11
  • XW2010-11-16
Apple Records, Capitol Catalog5099908590541


associated singles/EPs:The Concert for Bangladesh by George Harrison / Bob Dylan
part of:Grammy Award: Album of the Year (number: 1973) (order: 15)
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That Bob Geldof; he'd currently be residing in the 'where are they now?' file if it weren't for George Harrison. The quiet Beatle invented the idea of the superstar charidee bash, and, like nearly all good ideas, it worked best the first time around.

Alerted to the plight of starving millions by Ravi Shankar in 1971, George assembled a heap of groovy musicians and translated talent into bread. Unlike Geldof, he didn't fling a huge day's worth of stuff at the crowd hoping that at least some of it would stick. The evening is tastefully divided between Shankar's exquisite classical ragas (they wouldn't try that at Live8), Harrison and pals, and a final set by the (then) appearance shy Bob Dylan.

Highlights are plentiful. The crowd applauding Shankar tuning up; Billy Preston's joyous dancing; Leon Russell's raucous version of ''Jumping Jack Flash''. Harrison is at once humble and masterful. And Bob, being Bob, veers between genius and parody, often in the space of one song. Even Ringo is ace. It's a masterclass in how to do this stuff...