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