George Harrison's “My Sweet Lord” Gets New Music Video, featuring Mark Hamill, Ringo Starr, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer and More
- 51 years after its release, the first-ever official music video for George Harrison's “My Sweet Lord” was premiered on December 16, 2021.
Directed by Lance Bangs, featuring more than 40 musicians, actors, comedians, directors and artists, including Harrison's wife Olivia Harrison and son Dhani Harrison.
The song was released from his triple album “All Things Must Pass” in 1970. The track became the first number-one single as a solo artist after The Beatles broke up.
“I was thrilled to work with the Harrisons creating a video which serves the song, and reflects the playfulness and sense of humor that George effortlessly seemed to maintain in all of his videos,” Lance Bangs said. “Many of the people who contributed to the video had been fairly isolated during the pandemic, and it was a strange joy to see each other again.”
- He continued, “It felt like a warm step out into overlapping friendships after an unexpected hibernation. George seemed to draw interesting musicians, comedians, and personalities into his world, and that spirit felt like it was happening around us throughout the shoot.”
He added, “I tracked down vintage prime lenses from some of the films George's HandMade Films had produced, and I hope that viewers can feel a sense of wonder and searching while they watch it, and that the song continues to add to all of our lives.”
George Harrison died in Los Angeles on November 29, 2001, after a battle with cancer. He was 58.
The 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of “All Things Must Pass” is nominated for a 2022 Grammy for boxed or special limited-edition package.
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- source : YouTube