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Live Aid - 1985 landmark concert on DVD (Preview)



Preview: Jack Foley

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Disc 1: Coldstream Guards - Royal Salute Status Quo: Rockin' All Over The World, Caroline The Style Council: Internationalists, Walls Come Tumbling Down The Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays, Drag Me Down Adam Ant: Vive Le Rock Ultravox: Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Vienna Spandau Ballet: Only When You Leave, True Elvis Costello: All You Need Is Love Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good Sade: Your Love Is King Sting: Roxanne Phil Collins: Against All Odds Sting & Phil Collins: Every Breath You Take Howard Jones: Hide And Seek Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love / Jealous Guy Paul Young: Do They know It's Christmas? Come Back And Stay, Every Time You Go Away Paul Young & Alison Moyet: That's The Way Love Is Bryan Adams: Kids Wanna Rock, Summer of '69 U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad

Disc 2: Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice, Good Vibrations, Surfin' USA Dire Straits & Sting: Money For Nothing, Sultans Of Swing George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Madison Blues Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions Simple Minds: Ghost Dancing, (Don't You) Forget About Me David Bowie: TVC15, Rebel Rebel, Modern Love, Heroes Joan Baez: Amazing Grace Pretenders: Stop Your Sobbing, Chain Gang, Middle Of The Road The Who: Love Reign O'er Me, Won't Get Fooled Again Kenny Loggins: Footloose Elton John: Bennie And The Jets, Rocket Man Elton John & Kiki Dee: Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & George Michael: Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me

Disc 3: Madonna: Holiday, Get Into The Groove Freddie Mercury & Brian May: Is This The World We Created? Paul McCartney: Let It Be Band Aid Finale: Do They know It's Christmas? Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: American Girl, Refugee Black Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne: Paranoid REO Speedwagon: Can't Fight This Feeling, Roll With The Changes Crosby Stills & Nash: Teach Your Children Judas Priest: Living After Midnight, Green Manalishi The Cars: Just What I Needed, Heartbreak City Neil Young: The Needle And The Damage Done, Nothing Is Perfect Thompson Twins, Steve Stevens, Nile Rodgers & Madonna: Revolution Eric Clapton - White Room, She's Waiting, Layla Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight Duran Duran: Union Of The Snake, Save A Prayer, The Reflex Patti Labelle: Imagine, Forever Young

Disc 4: Hall & Oates: Maneater, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, My Girl Mick Jagger: Just Another Night, Miss You, State Of Shock, It's Only Rock n' Roll

THE biggest concert in rock 'n’ roll history, Live Aid, will be released on DVD worldwide on November 8, 2004.

The music itself was extraordinary, with passion evident, goodwill clear and the joy abundant and overwhelming.

Those musicians that took part can still be heard to speak of the event with awe.

The unforgettable global event, staged mainly in London and Philadelphia on Saturday, July 13, 1985, was watched on television by over 1.5 billion people around the world.

These concerts led to pledged donations and royalties of over $140 million to relieve the devastating famine in Africa.

Billed as ‘The Global Jukebox’, Live Aid was described by the world’s media as ‘The greatest show on earth’ and ‘The day rock music changed the world’.

Live Aid was cited as the second most memorable event in two generations and was recently defined, in a consumer poll, as the single, greatest moment in the 50-year history of rock ‘n’ roll, beating not only the launch of MTV and Elvis’ first record, but also topping the poll ahead of seminal 60s festival, Woodstock.

Live Aid day saw the greatest artists playing the greatest music for the world’s poorest people and changing the global political agenda forever.

Live Aid was staged simultaneously on three continents and featured an unbelievable line up of major Rock & Pop acts, performing for a live broadcast beamed to the world from London’s Wembley and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadiums.

Even today, after almost 20 years, the line up of stars, put together by Bob Geldof in a matter of months, remains both remarkable and unsurpassed. It is a Who’s Who of contemporary music; united in their unequivocal support for Live Aid.

Since that great day, this historic concert footage has remained locked away, and the announcement of its imminent DVD release is, therefore, indeed momentous. Unscrupulous bootleggers have tried to sell the concert on the black market but have been shut down and prosecuted on a number of occasions.

This has forced the Band Aid Trust to seek permission from all the artists to be included in the four-disc Live Aid set, an eventuality that was never anticipated at the time of Live Aid.

Now, in time for the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, and after 19 years in the vaults, Warner Vision International will release those unforgettable performances on a Live Aid, 4 DVD package.

The DVD will be superbly presented and re-mastered in multi-channel surround sound and stereo audio options. Within the set, additional gems include the ‘Food and Trucks and Rock ‘n’ Roll’ documentary, (sub-titled in 8 languages), and inspirational Live Aid performances from other parts of the globe.

Commenting on the occasion, Warner Vision International’s Ray Still said. "There is only one music event that begs the question "Where were you on that day?" and that is Live Aid. Over 1.5 billion TV viewers tuned in, on July 13 1985, to Live Aid day.

"It's an understatement to say that it’s a great pleasure and an honour for Warner Vision to be involved in bringing all the extraordinary moments and performances that encapsulated Live Aid to DVD for the first time."

Since the concert, the Band Aid Trust in the UK alone has raised over $50 million and continues to operate in famine affected countries in Africa.

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