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Shortly after the release of his All Things Must Pass album in 1970, George Harrison organised two benefit concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden to raise awareness of the troubled situation in Bangladesh. With music from his closest musical friends — Ravi Shankar, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr and Bob Dylan — the resulting album was released in 1971 and is an incredible melding of message and music. From Shankar’s sitar virtuosity to Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to the surprise appearance from Bob Dylan — this album makes for a rousing, fascinating listen with an undeniable spirit of goodwill under it all. This collection, now celebrating its 40th year, also contains the original studio version of the song “Bangla Desh”.

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Genre: Rock

Nicknamed "the Quiet Beatle" at the height of Beatlemania, George Harrison did indeed seem somewhat reserved compared to the other members of the Fab Four. He favored wry wit to Ringo Starr's clowning, and he never indulged in either John Lennon's penchant for controversy or Paul McCartney's crowd-pleasing antics. He preferred sly provocations to larger-than-life bravado. Harrison's measured, considered persona was reflected in his music, particularly his clean, composed lead guitar parts but also...
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