The 1971 Concert for Bangladesh became one of the most important events in rock history, not just the most important concert activity that George performed after the Beatles disbanded. The movies and live albums produced along with it have also reigned as rock staples. As for movies, it was easily seen as a must-have item for rock fans in the video era, but it took a surprising amount of time to make it into a DVD, and it was finally realized in 2005.
It was a long-awaited release, and in the first edition, the package in the box with bonus items suitable for the release was enough to satisfy the enthusiast. Naturally, it was well received, and after that, even the regular edition that omitted these items appeared. However, it is. The items that have been waiting for so long have been discontinued in the 2010s, more than five years after their release. It is said that the DVD of such a historic live video by a former Beatles member will be out of print. On the contrary, there is no sign that the Blu-ray version will be released, let alone resale.
Under such circumstances, on-air satellite broadcasting based on DVD was realized in 2006. At that time, it was only broadcast for sale Ö and even if many enthusiasts saw it, the recording should have been through. However, the meaning of this broadcast has changed completely. A Bangladeshi movie that has become difficult to watch for some reason. For the time being, the subtitles have been re-subtitled for the broadcast, but I donít feel that much difference from the 2005 version.
Although it seems that both the first edition and the regular edition DVDs are used now, it is no longer easy to get them with a premiere, more or less. Almost 15 years have passed since the release of the 2005 version, and I think there are many enthusiasts who have never seen this movie.
This title will be the savior of this situation. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the unreleased performance that was included in the bonus was not broadcast, but the main movie and the documentary made at the time of release were broadcast. It can be said that it is the most affordable item to enjoy the classic rock images that are difficult to obtain now. Naturally the image quality is perfect.
2. Introduction by George Harrison & Ravi Shankar
3. Bangla Duhn
5. My Sweet Lord
6. Awaiting On You All
7. Thatís The Way God Planned It
8. It Donít Come Easy
9. Beware Of Darkness
10. Band Introduction
11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
12. Jumpiní Jack Flash
14. Jumpiní Jack Flash (reprise)
15. Here Comes The Sun
16. A Hard Rainís A-Gonna Fall
17. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
18. Blowiní In The Wind
19. Just Like A Woman
21. Bangla Desh
23. Bangla Desh
25. It Donít Come Easy
26. Thatís The Way God Planned It
27. Jumpiní Jack Flash
28. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
29. Come On In My Kitchen
30. If Not For You
31. Just Like A Woman
32. A Hard Rainís A-Gonna Fall
33. Bangla Duhn
34. Here Comes The Sun
35. My Sweet Lord
36. Bangla Desh
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Allan Beutler, Kamala Chakravarty, Jesse Ed Davis, Tom Evans, Chuck Findley, Mike Gibbins, Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, Pete Ham, Jim Horn, Jackie Kelso, Claudia Linnear, Lou McCreary, Ollie Mitchell, Joey Molland, Don Nix, Don Preston, Carl Radle
PRO-SHOT COLOUR NTSC Approx. 145min.