concert for bangladesh

August 1, 2011 40th anniversary of George Harrison and Friends “The Concert for Bangladesh.”

George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh album has made its digital debut exclusively on iTunes, it was announced by Apple Records Inc. on July 26, 2011.

The label’s statement celebrates the anniversary and acknowledges Harrison’s legacy of giving back, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today implements a special ‘Month of Giving’ donation campaign in August for the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, helping to provide emergency relief for children in famine and drought-stricken regions in the Horn of Africa. All after-tax proceeds from sales of The Concert for Bangladesh album on iTunes will directly benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. iTunes, Apple Records Inc., and all artists, songwriters and publishers associated with the concert will keep no income from each sale and have waived all fees.

The iTunes release of The Concert for Bangladesh album includes Harrison’s
“Bangladesh” studio single, originally released July 5, 1971, as an exclusive bonus track. A 5-minute video trailer for the album and a 49-minute radio program about The Concert for Bangladesh songs are also now available as free streams on iTunes.

In a worldwide, 72-hour online event, The Concert for Bangladesh feature film will be available for free streaming in its entirety from Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 1 on iTunes, georgeharrison.com and theconcertforbangladesh.com. Continue reading