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Archive for November, 2010

Behind That Locked Door

A couple photos from last night’s rehearsal, the first of many.

Starting small, Jeff Hart and Chris Chamis (seen below) ran through eight of the songs — including “I’d Have You Anytime,” “My Sweet Lord” and “Beware Of Darkness.”

The idea is to get the house band all practiced up, then add the singers, horns and other guests — over 40 musicians all told— as we get closer to the event.

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This week marks the 40th anniversary of All Things Must Pass. A limited-edition, numbered vinyl reissue of the original three-LP set will make its way into stores this Friday. Another thing to add to your Black Friday shopping list.

You’ll find more about it here. If you want one, be sure to act fast. These won’t last long.

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The Story So Far

One afternoon, a couple guys, Jeff Hart and Toby Roan, got to geeking out about George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album. Both listed it among their all-time favorite records.

One mentioned that a show, performing the entire album as a cancer fundraiser, would be a lot of fun. Turns out the other had been thinking the same thing (for the last 10 years or so).

Someone mentioned that George’s birthday, February 25th, would be a cool date for such a thing. They agreed to give it some more thought.

Jeff, a longtime staple of the Triangle music scene, mentioned the idea to other area musicians, and within a few days, there were enough people on board to actually pull it off.

Next, a location was found — Carrboro’s famous Cat’s Cradle, thanks to Mr. Frank Heath.

Scheduling got under way — February, 2011, as close to George’s birthday as possible.

Charities were considered.

And it was time to think about rehearsals.

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