Tracklist: 1. George Harrison, Ravi Shankar Introduction, 2. Bangla Dhun, 3. Wah-Wah, 4. My Sweet Lord, 5. Awaiting On You All, 6. That’s The Way God Planned It, 7. It Don’t Come Easy, 8. Beware Of Darkness, 9. Introduction Of The Band, 10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, 11. Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Youngblood, 12. Here Comes The Sun, 13. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, 14. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry, 15. Blowin’ In The Wind, 16. Mr. Tambourine Man, 17. Just Like A Woman, 18. Something, 19. Bangla Desh.
Bangla Desh means Bengal Nation - the name taken by secessionists in East Pakistan. In recent months, East Pakistan has become a lightning rod for misery; the very fact that it took something like the Harrison concert to awaken many in America to the suffering in East Pakistan is an indication of how compassion dwindles with distance. All proceeds from the album are to go to Bangla Desh, and a note on the jacket will encourage people to send additional contributions to The George Harrison-Ravi Shankar Special Emergency Relief Fund, c/o UNICEF, United Nations. On Monday night, George and Phil Spector began a week of all-night sessions at the Record Plant mixing the 16-tracks from the Wally Heider mobile unit into a two- or possibly three-record set which could be released as early as August 15th.
Bangla Desh" is a song by English musician George Harrison. It was released as a non-album single in July 1971, to raise awareness for the millions of refugees from the country formerly known as East Pakistan, following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Harrison's inspiration for the song came from his friend Ravi Shankar, a Bengali musician, who approached Harrison for help in trying to alleviate the suffering. Bangla Desh" appeared at the height of Harrison's popularity as a solo artist, following the break-up of the Beatles and the acclaim afforded his 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. It was pop music's first charity single, and its release took place three days before the Harrison-sponsored Concert for Bangladesh shows at New York's Madison Square Garden.
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In the tradition established by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF continues to support UNICEF programs in Bangladesh while expanding its influence to include other countries in crisis where children are at risk. Expanded & Remastered Album Re-issue: 2005.
It was the crowning event of George Harrison’s public life, a gesture of great goodwill that captured the moment in history. On 1st August 1971, the Concert For Bangladesh, organized by George Harrison to aid victims of famine and war in Bangladesh, took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The two concerts, one afternoon and one evening, played to over 40,000 people and featured the all-star cast of Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, Klaus Voorman, and Badfinger.
- Producer – George Harrison, Phil Spector
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-side): 7YCE 21573
- Matrix / Runout (B-side): 7YCE 21574
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|1836||George Harrison||Bangla-Desh (7", Single, RE)||Capitol Records||1836||US||1978|
|2C 006-04888 M||George Harrison||Bangla Desh / Deep Blue (7", Single)||Apple Records||2C 006-04888 M||France||1971|
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