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I just picked up a copy of the LIVE AID DVD!


4-DVD Set

Avaliable for the First Time

Over 10 Hours of Footage www.liveaiddvd.net

This DVD Saves Lives

I'm looking forward to watching (in order of personal importance) Neil Young, Bob Dylan with Keith Richards and Ron Wood, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, U2, Dire Straits, Queen, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Sting, David Bowie, Elton John, Elvis Costello, The Beach Boys, Joan Baez, Black Sabbath, The Pretenders, Bryan Ferry and Mick Jagger just to name a few.

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In the liner notes of the DVD it states:

Money raised from the sale of this DVD will be used to continue the work of the Band Aid Trust in Africa.

With Sir Bob Geldof continuing to be a trustee, I trust that the money is going to those who need help. Sir Bob is a Saint.

A couple of years ago I was at Healey's Blues Club I was seeing Levon Helm and the Barnburners and Sir Bob Geldof walked right past me. I was like, "Damn, a knight just walked right by me and he's watching the drummer of the Band play blues songs!" I thought that was cool.

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Cool. Thanks Tim. That's good enough for me; and I'm ordering myself a copy for sure. I was probably going to get one regardless, but if part of the proceeds are continuing the Live Aid work, then that decides it.

And, agreed; Bob Geldof is very cool. I was even, at one time, a Boomtown Rats fan to a small degree (or at least a fan of that one song). ;)

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I watched the entire concert in 1985 and I still have some of the performaces on tape ( that's slowly dissoloving ). Does anyone remember the worst performance I've ever seen EVER: Billy Ocean singing along with the album cut of " Caribbean Queen " in front of a giant curtain?!!! This is unfortunately not on the DVD. Neither is the reformed Led Zeppelin's awful performance with an unneccessary Phil Collins filling in for Bonzo. Page hated Phil's drumming in Zeppelin. The DVD also omits Santana's great performace - they did a few songs with Pat Metheny too.

A lot of the performaces are sooooo cheesy 80's dated, and the DVD will show plenty of " questionable " highlights: Phil Collins doing " Against All Odds "; Ronny, Keef and Bob drunk as skunks doing " Blowing In The Wind " ( it's fu©king great in a funny way however ); REO Speedwagon; Kenny Loggins; four Paul Young songs?????? etc...

Still, I must have this DVD! Queen put on an unbelievable show ( and I don't even like them ). The Who reformed ( for the first time!!! ) and did a sloppy but honest performance. I can't really remember B.B. King, but I can't wait to see him. Neil Young never sucks, even in this Geffen 80's years.

I had the DVD in my hands yesterday at CD Replay ( $29.00 )and the back cover included footage of the late-great Albert Collins, but the track listing below has no mention of him. I think he played with Clapton. Could someone verify this for me?

The money earned from DVD sales goes to a good cause and this is a great time capsule of 80's rock. Too bad country, punk, alternative rock and rap acts didn't get the invite to play that day.



BBC News report Including Michael Buerk's report from Korem in Ethiopia

Band Aid 'Do They know It's Christmas?' Video

USA for Africa 'We Are the World' Video

Intro by Richard Skinner Voice Over only UK

Coldstream Guards Fanfare UK

Coldstream Guards National Anthem UK

Tommy Vance intro to Status Quo Voice Over only UK

Status Quo 'Rockin' All Over the World' UK

Status Quo 'Caroline' UK

Tommy Vance intro to Style Council Voice Over only UK

Style Council 'Internationalists' UK

Style Council 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' UK

Tommy Vance intro to Boomtown Rats Voice Over only UK

Boomtown Rats 'I Don't Like Mondays' UK

Boomtown Rats 'Drag Me Down' UK

Intro (Harvey Goldsmith) Voice Over only UK

Adam Ant 'Vive Le Rock' UK

Ultravox 'Dancing With Tears in My Eyes' UK

Ultravox 'Vienna' UK

Intro by Andy Peebles Voice Over only UK

Spandau Ballet 'Only When You Leave' UK

Spandau Ballet 'True' UK

Intro by Andy Peebles Voice Over only UK

Elvis Costello 'All You Need is Love' UK

Tommy Vance intro Voice Over only UK

Nik Kershaw 'Wouldn't it be Good' UK

Sade 'Your Love is King' UK

Sting 'Roxanne' UK

Phil Collins 'Against All Odds' UK

Sting & Phil Collins 'Every Breath You Take' UK

Andy Peebles intro Voice Over only UK

Howard Jones 'Hide & Seek' UK

Andy Peebles intro Voice Over only UK

Bryan Ferry 'Slave to Love' UK

Bryan Ferry 'Jealous Guy' UK

Paul Young 'Do They know It's Christmas?' UK

Paul Young 'Come Back and Stay' UK

Paul Young & Alison Moyet 'That's the Way Love is' UK

Paul Young 'Every Time You Go Away' UK

Bob Geldof welcomes Philadelphia UK

Jack Nicholson back ref & intro US

Bryan Adams 'Kids Wanna Rock' US

Bryan Adams 'Summer of 69' US

Jack Nicholson intro in vision US

U2 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' UK

U2 'Bad' UK

I/v with Phil Collins & Concorde take off


Beach Boys 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' US

Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' US

Beach Boys 'Surfin USA' US

Bill Graham intro in vision US

Dire Straits & Sting 'Money For Nothing' UK

Dire Straits 'Sultans of Swing' UK

George Thorogood & The Destroyers 'Madison Blues' US

Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody' UK

Queen 'Radio Gaga' UK

Queen 'Hammer to Fall' UK

Queen 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' UK

Queen 'We Will Rock You' UK

Queen 'We Are the Champions' UK

Simple Minds 'Ghost Dancing' US

Simple Minds 'Don't You Forget About Me' US

Andy Peebles intro voice over only UK

David Bowie 'TVC15' UK

David Bowie 'Rebel Rebel' UK

David Bowie 'Modern Love 'UK

David Bowie 'Heroes' UK

David Bowie intro in vision

CBC footage 'Drive' by The Cars VIDEO

Jack Nicholson intro Voice over only US

Joan Baez 'Amazing Grace' US

The Pretenders 'Stop Your Sobbing' US

The Pretenders 'Chain Gang' US

The Pretenders 'Middle of The Road' US

Jack Nicholson re fire dept in vision US

Jack Nicholson intro to The Who in vision US

The Who 'Love Reign O'er Me' UK

The Who 'Won't Get Fooled Again'UK

Chevy Chase intro in vision US

Kenny Loggins 'Footloose' US

Billy Connolly link to Elton in vision UK

Elton John 'Bennie & The Jets' UK

Elton John 'Rocket Man' UK

Elton John & Kiki Dee 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' UK

Elton John & George Michael 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me' UK

Concorde mid-flight conversation with Phil Collins UK


Bette Midler intros Madonna US

Madonna 'Holiday' US

Madonna 'Into The Groove' US

Freddie Mercury & Brian May 'Is This The World We Created?' UK

Paul McCartney 'Let It Be' UK

Bob link to Band Aid in vision UK

Band Aid Finale 'Do They know It's Christmas?' UK

Don Johnson intros Tom Petty in vision US

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'American Girl' US

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 'Refugee' US

Chevy Chase intro voice over only US

Black Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne 'Paranoid' US

Chevy Chase intro in vision US

REO Speedwagon 'Can't Fight This Feeling' US

REO Speedwagon 'Roll With The Changes' US

Crosby Stills & Nash 'Teach Your Children' US

Judas Priest 'Living After Midnight' US

Judas Priest 'Green Manalishi' US

Bill Graham back ref & thanks Philly in vision US

The Cars 'Just What I Needed' US

The Cars 'Heartbeat City' US

Neil Young 'The Needle & The Damage Done' US

Neil Young 'God's Perfect Plan' US

Thompson Twins, Steve Stevens, Nile Rodgers & Madonna 'Revolution' US

Bill Graham intros in vision US

Eric Clapton 'White Room' US

Eric Clapton 'She's Waiting' US

Eric Clapton 'Layla' US

Jack Nicholson & Bette Midler intro in vision US

Phil Collins (in Philadelphia) 'In The Air Tonight' US

Chevy Chase intro in vision US

Duran Duran 'Union Of The Snake' US

Duran Duran 'Save A Prayer' US

Duran Duran 'The Reflex' US

Patti Labelle 'Imagine' US

Patti Labelle 'Forever Young' US


Hall & Oates 'Maneater' US

Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'Get Ready (Cos Here I Come)' US

Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg' US

Hall & Oates + Eddie Kendricks/David Ruffin 'My Girl' US

Bette Midler intro in vision US

Mick Jagger 'Just Another Night' US

Mick Jagger 'Miss You' US

Mick Jagger & Tina Turner 'State of Shock' US

Mick Jagger & Tina Turner 'It's Only Rock n Roll' US

Bill Graham back ref voice over only US

Jack Nicholson intro to Bob Dylan in vision US

Dylan intro to Keith and Ron US

Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood 'Blowing in the Wind' US

Lionel Richie intro in vision US

USA for Africa Finale 'We Are the World' US


INXS - from Australia 'What You Need' Oz

INXS - from Australia 'Don't Change' Oz

B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Why I Sing the Blues' Holland

B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Don't Answer the Door' Holland

B.B. King from North Sea Jazz Festival 'Rock me Baby' Holland

Ashford & Simpson + Teddy Pendergrass 'Reach Out and Touch' US

Cliff Richard from London 'A World of Difference' UK

Overseas contributors: Austria, Germany, Japan, former USSR, former Yugoslavia, Norway Edited highlights sequence

Bowie/Jagger Dancing in the Streets VIDEO

Documentary: Food & Trucks & Rock 'n' Roll UK

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