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Concert For George
19 November 2013
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^ Well that's why I explained what I'd done, so you wouldn't have to. No worries if you want to anyway, though.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

19 November 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ Well that's why I explained what I'd done, so you wouldn't have to. No worries if you want to anyway, though.

Right.  I'll keep it then.   Plus there would be the effort involved…  a-hard-days-night-paul-4

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

20 November 2013
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I ordered the CD and DVD after seeing this thread today.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

20 November 2013
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I first saw it when it was streamed for free last year on YouTube for the 11th anniversary of George's death. That was the first time I'd heard anything from "All Things Must Pass" other than "My Sweet Lord." I was immediately struck by "Isn't It a Pity" and, of course, "Beware of Darkness." And I remember asking a classmate "where have these songs been all my life?!"

The whole concert was so beautiful. It's definitely on my list of one-day-to-owns.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

20 November 2013
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^ Same here, first saw it last year and the DVD is hidden somewhere in the house (for Christmas)
I can't even get through the first 10 seconds without welling up :/ "One year to the day" and the tears start rolling :'(

Any-hoo brilliant concert and I agree with Sam Brown's performance being the best she blew everyone else out of the water!

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20 November 2013
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I thought her dad Joe Brown did pretty well.

 

I remember thinking NOOOOOO! They can't let him finish the show! They must have something better than that to pull out. And here's Joe with a ukelele……..

And then………..gentle musical magic. "I'll see you in my Dreams"

I'd never played a Uke but I had one the next day……… and had the song off a couple of days later.

20 November 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
^ Same here, first saw it last year and the DVD is hidden somewhere in the house (for Christmas)
I can't even get through the first 10 seconds without welling up :/ "One year to the day" and the tears start rolling :'(

Any-hoo brilliant concert and I agree with Sam Brown's performance being the best she blew everyone else out of the water!

Not for me – I thought she was OK but liked a lot of other performances better.

[EDIT] Oh, and if you happen to like her performance, watch out, I think the CD doesn't have it.

 

20 November 2013
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^ No, it doesn't. I bought the CD before the dvd, so I didn't know there was extra material until a while after.

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20 November 2013
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Does anyone know why it was omitted from the CD? I thought that was strange.

I think my favorite performances are "All Things Must Pass" and Billy Preston on "Isn't It a Pity."

As a side note, it kind of amuses me that the guitar Dhani plays seems almost as big as he. :-)

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

29 November 2013
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Oh my God, I cried for like 2 1/2 hours. Imagine watching Living In The Material World and then this back to back. You'd be dead.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

29 November 2013
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Expert Textpert said
Oh my God, I cried for like 2 1/2 hours. Imagine watching Living In The Material World and then this back to back. You'd be dead.

You would – and thanks for the warning :)

 

29 November 2013
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parlance said

As a side note, it kind of amuses me that the guitar Dhani plays seems almost as big as he. :-)

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I think that guitar is the same acoustic being played by Eric Clapton in the photos inside the Layla Double album.

28 December 2013
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Thought I'd give this thread a friendly bump for some may not have checked this out yet, and the holidays are about paying tribute to those who are no longer with us, right?  Agree wholeheartedly with pretty much everything said here, the only thing better than this would be a bonafide Beatles Reunion itself.  I had a Sitar years ago, but unfortunately I live in the climate of a temperate rainforest and it soon began to warp within the first six months that my friend brought it back from India, eventhough it was kept in a hardshell case.  It's a very fragile instrument that was designed for a very dry climate for those thinking of picking one up, keep this in mind and take extra care to keep it dry (I wish I would've).

From start to finish (although I must confess that I usually skip the Intermission) this is a first rate music experience, even those who've been lukewarm to Indian Ragas in the past will likely be moved by what's presented here, which was composed especially for the occasion by Ravi Shankar himself.  For me, the highlights are too numerous to mention, so I'll have to make it a toss-up between 'Isn't It A Pity' & 'All Things Must Pass'.  Quite simply, one of the greatest concerts ever, period…:-)

5 January 2014
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Bloody Joe Brown making me cry for the second time in a week :(

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5 January 2014
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After hearing Joe Brown play "I'll See You In My Dreams" I told my wife I wanted that song played at my funeral. She replied, "I'm ready when you are." true story.

"She looks more like him than I do."
6 January 2014
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robert said
After hearing Joe Brown play "I'll See You In My Dreams" I told my wife I wanted that song played at my funeral. She replied, "I'm ready when you are." true story.

Ha ha – I won't mention this post to my wife – might give her ideas :)

 

6 January 2014
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trcanberra said

robert said
After hearing Joe Brown play "I'll See You In My Dreams" I told my wife I wanted that song played at my funeral. She replied, "I'm ready when you are." true story.

Ha ha – I won't mention this post to my wife – might give her ideas :)

 

Has she discovered a-hard-days-night-john-3 your use of her credit card? Should we be worried? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

6 January 2014
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No idea what thread it was in. 

Trcanberra, what have you decided to do with the A$400 cd player that doesn't play properly? Are you keeping it or taking it back?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
6 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

robert said
After hearing Joe Brown play "I'll See You In My Dreams" I told my wife I wanted that song played at my funeral. She replied, "I'm ready when you are." true story.

Ha ha – I won't mention this post to my wife – might give her ideas :)

 

Has she discovered a-hard-days-night-john-3 your use of her credit card? Should we be worried? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Not yet – she was a little confused about the Dylan mono box which arrived in the mail – but when the Dylan Complete and Beatles U. S. Albums boxes show up in the next few weeks I have to have some fancy footwork ready :)

 

6 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
No idea what thread it was in. 

Trcanberra, what have you decided to do with the A$400 cd player that doesn't play properly? Are you keeping it or taking it back?

Thanks for the interest mmm.

As you may know – I am 'between jobs' (aka unemployed) at the moment and while my budget was not much in audiophile terms it was a major purchase for me (I have been saving pennies for around 3 years). My wife is still not talking to me after I went over budget on Saturday (I have mixed feelings on that part :) ).

The upshot is that I took it back to the store this morning, had an argument with the owner's wife about whether this was a flaw or a 'feature' that goes with it being a 'low-end' piece of equipment, and eventually swapped it when one of the sales staff stepped in and said he was stunned it handled CDs so poorly. I now have a Harman Kardon HD 980 which I bought as it is a bit old and I got a good discount from age and it being display stock (I got $160 off the price). I have been throwing every CD in the house at it and it is playing them all with grace and precision – even my wife mumbled something about 'great sound'.

 

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