In 1971, hearing Ravi Shankar's distress, George helped organize the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. At that time, the country was ravaged by floods, famine and civil war, which left 10 million people - mostly women and children - fleeing their homes. The Concert for Bangladesh was one of the most ambitious humanitarian efforts in rock music history, and focused global attention on the crisis in Bangladesh while raising new awareness of UNICEF and its role in the developing world.
- 2-CD set with 20 remastered tracks!
- The first superstar benefit rock concert of all time featuring:
- Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jim Keltner, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Billy Preston, Ustad Alla Rakha, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann
- Originally produced by Phil Spector and George Harrison
- Expanded booklet
- Bob Dylan bonus track "Love Minus Zero / No Limit"
The album was reissued as a 2-CD deluxe edition in 2005 and packaged in a CD-sized box bearing different artwork (a photograph of George from the concert) and containing an expanded booklet, remastered sound, and a bonus track of Bob Dylan performing "Love Minus Zero / No Limit."
The groundbreaking Concert for Bangladesh and its award-winning double album and feature film releases have since inspired other major, entertainment-led charitable initiatives, including Bob Geldof's LIVE AID and LIVE8, Willie Nelson's Farm Aid, and Hope For Haiti Now.
1. George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Introduction
2. Bangla Dhun - Ravi Shankar
4. My Sweet Lord
5. Awaiting On You All
6. That's The Way God Planned It - Billy Preston
7. It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
8. Beware Of Darkness
9. Band Introduction
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1. Medley: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Young Blood - Leon Russell
2. Here Comes The Sun
3. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
4. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Bob Dylan
5. Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
6. Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
7. Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
9. Bangla Desh
10. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan