Offered for sale is an original still sealed U.S. pressing of The Concert for Bangladesh, a triple album featuring George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Badfinger, Billy Preston, and others.
About this copy: This copy of The Concert for Bangladesh is a 3 LP U.S. pressing on the Apple label.
As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed. This pressing should include a 64 page booklet, but as the album is sealed, we can’t be sure.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes, aside from a couple of breathe holes in the shrink wrap.
An original price sticker is attached to the wrap on the front and an original purchase receipt dated 1980 is taped to the back (both not shown.)
This album went out of print in 1975 when Apple was dissolved, but sealed copies lingered around for a few years as it took a while for Capitol and stores to sell out their remaining stocks of the LP.
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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