Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the various artists album The Concert for Bangladesh, featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and others, including the original obi and inserts.
About this copy: This copy of The Concert for Bangladesh is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1972.
The box is VG++, with slight fading and a very small tear near the upper right hand corner.
The obi is VG+ with a few minor wrinkles and slight foxing on the back side, but no tears.
The 8 page lyric insert and 64 page photo booklet are M-.
The discs are M- on sides 1, 3, 4, and 6. Side two is VG+ with a couple of inaudible scuffs. Side 5 is VG++ with a faint inaudible hairline. It’s a clean set that has seen little play.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s often found in rough condition,a s the box is somewhat fragile.
Background: Released in December, 1971, The Concert for Bangladesh was the soundtrack to the film of the same name, and like the film, was used to generate funding to help the people of the country of Bangladesh.
The 3 LP set featured former Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and Bob Dylan make his first live appearance in five years during this concert.
The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #2 in the U.S.
Hands down, this epochal concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden — first issued on three LPs in a handsome orange-colored box — was the crowning event of George Harrison’s public life, a gesture of great goodwill that captured the moment in history and, not incidentally, produced some rousing music as a permanent legacy. … The large, almost unwieldy band was loaded with rock luminaries — including Beatles alumnus Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Badfinger, and two who became stars as a result of their electric performances here, Leon Russell (“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”/”Youngblood”) and Billy Preston (“That’s the Way God Planned It”). Yet Harrison is in confident command, running through highlights from his recent triumphant All Things Must Pass album in fine voice, secure enough to revisit his Beatles legacy from Abbey Road and the White Album…. The high point of the concert is the surprise appearance of Bob Dylan — at this reclusive time in his life, every Dylan sighting made headlines — and he read the tea leaves perfectly by performing five of his most powerful, meaningful songs from the ’60s.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1975|