Concert for George in Dolby Atmos
Available on some of the capable streaming services is a new, surround sound edition of the live album “Concert for George” from the Royal Albert Hall live event that gathered together George Harrison’s friends in tribute to the late musician, a year after his passing. The new edition is also due to be released in a physical format on a blu-ray together with a high definition stereo mix, according to SuperDeLuxeEdition.com.
As usual with the Harrison products, Paul Hicks is the mixing engineer.
“With the fact that Apple and [others] have embraced spatial technology, I feel that people are ready to go a bit bolder in it now. When we did the theatrical [Dolby Atmos mix], you know, that’s meant for screenings, so was a little bit more traditional. But with how people are listening to Atmos today, I thought we could go a little bit more daring with this [Blu-ray audio]…the format is [typically] where you’re looking at the band, but for this Blu-ray you’re standing where the singers are—so it’s nice and immersive.
Having it on Blu-ray you get the advantage of the full-quality Atmos. It’s a chance to hear [the concert] full-quality in all its glory”.
Paul Hicks, 2022
The DeLuxe vinyl boxed set will also be re-released in limited quantities.