Concert for George (film)

Concert for George is a 2003 British documentary film directed by David Leland that covers the events of the Concert for George, a tribute concert for George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002. A benefit for Harrison's Material World Charitable Foundation, the all-star concert took place on the day of the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds from the film also went to the Material World Charitable Foundation.[2] The film was shot using discreet cameras from over twelve locations.[3]

Concert for George
DVD cover
Directed byDavid Leland
Produced byRay Cooper
Olivia Harrison
Jon Kamen
Brian Roylance
StarringEric Clapton
Olivia Harrison
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
Music byGeorge Harrison (composer)
Eric Clapton (musical director)
CinematographyChris Menges
Edited byClaire Ferguson
Distributed byWarner Home Vídeo
Release date
  • 10 October 2003 (2003-10-10)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$70,000 [1]

The film was released theatrically in Los Angeles, New York and other select locations on 3 October 2003, and was then released in the UK on 10 October. Following its release on DVD in November 2003, the film won the Best Long Form Video Grammy in 2005. One disc of the double DVD set is the theatrical version of Leland's film, while the other is the complete concert. The film was re-released on Blu-ray as a special two-disc set on 22 March 2012.[4] At Metacritic, Concert for George received a score of 82 out of 100, based on ten reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[5]




Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5× Platinum 75,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[7] 3× Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Platinum 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] 10× Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. Concert for George at Box Office Mojo
  2. "The Film". Concert for George. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. "New Documentary Film "The Concert For George" Celebrates the Life and Music of George Harrison". Where's Eric!. 21 September 2003. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. "Concert for George – The DVD". Warner Strategic Marketing. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  5. "Concert For George Reviews – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  6. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. "Canadian video certifications – Various Artists – Concert For George". Music Canada.
  8. "British video certifications – Various Artists – Concert For George". British Phonographic Industry. Select videos in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Concert For George in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  9. "American video certifications – Various – Concert For George". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH. 
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