VARIOUS ARTISTS - DVD
LIVE AID MISSING TRACKS

LABEL:
Aidnation DVDR1985 A/B/C
SOURCE:
Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium Philadelphia 13th July 1985
FORMAT:
3 DVD-R, 4:3, NTSC
RUNNING TIME:
2.10.36/2.03.43/2.12.22
SOUND/SOURCE:
Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
PACKAGING:
Fatboy case
 


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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 9 / PERFORMANCE 9

 

TRACK LIST:

Disc One: 1. Status Quo: Don't Waste My Time,   2. The Style Council: You're The Best Thing, 3. The Style Council: Big Boss Groove, 4. The Boomtown Rats: Rat Trap, 5. Ultravox: Reap The Wild Wind, 6. Ultravox: One Small Day, 7. Japanese Contribution (Loudness: Gotta Fight, Off Cause: Endless Night, Eikichi Yazawa: Take It Time, Motoharu Sano: Shame), 8. Spandau Ballet: Virgin, 9. Joan Baez: We Are The World, 10. Austria For Afrika: Warum, 11. The Hooters: All You Zombies, 12. Nick Kershaw: Wide Boy, 13. Nick Kershaw: Don Quixote, 14. Nick Kershaw: The Riddle, 15. The Four Tops: Shake Me, Wake Me, 16. The Four Tops: Bernadette, 17. The Four Tops: The Same Old Song, 18. The Four Tops: Reach Out I'll Be There, 19. The Four Tops: I Can t Help Myself, 20. BB King (Live from Holland):   Why I Sing The Blues, 21. BB King: Don t Answer The Door / Rock Me Baby, 22. Billy Ocean: Caribbean Queen, 23. Billy Ocean: Lover Boy, 24. Sade: Why Can t We Live Together, 25. Sade: Is It A Crime, 26. Black Sabbath: Children Of The Grave, 27. Black Sabbath: Iron Man, 28. Sting: Driven To Tears, 29. Sting: Message In A Bottle, 30. Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight, 31. Phil Collins & Sting: Long Long Way To Go.

Disc Two:1. Yugoslavian Contribution, Yu Rock Mission: For A Million Years, 2. Russian Contribution Live, Autograph: Golovokruzhenie & Nam Nuzhen Nir, 3. Bryan Ferry: Sensation, 4. Bryan Ferry:   Boys And Girls, 5. Crosby Still & Nash: Southern Cross, 6. Crosby Still & Nash: Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, 7. German Contribution: Nakt Im Wind, 8. Judas Priest: You ve Got Another Thing Comin, 9. Bryan Adams: Tears Are Not Enough, 10. Bryan Adams: Cuts Like A Knife, 11. The Beach Boys: California Girls, 12. The Beach Boys: Help Me Rhonda, 13. George Thorogood & Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love, 14. George Thorogood: The Sky Is Crying, 15. Griff-Rhys Jones & Mel Smith: Introduction For Queen, 16. Simple Minds: Promised You A Miracle, 17. The Pretenders: Time The Avenger-Message Of Love, 18. The Who: My Generation, 19. Satellite Broadcast Feed Cuts: Dancing In The Street (video), 20. The Who: Love Reign O er Me, 21. Santana:  Brotherhood, 22. Santana: Primavera Invasion, 23. Santana & Pat Metheny:   Open Invitation/ Right Now / Twistin By The Pool.

Disc Three: 1. Norway Contribution: All Of Us, 2. Elton John: I m Still Standing, 3. Elton John: Can I Get A Witness, 4. Kool & The Gang: Stand Up And Sing, 5. Kool & The Gang: Cherish, 6. Madonna: Love Makes The World Go Round, 7. Paul Mc Cartney: Let It Be (original audio), 8. The Cars: Drive, 9. Neil Young: Sugar Mountain, 10. Neil Young: Helpless, 11. Neil Young: Powderfingers, 12. Power Station: Murderess, 13. Power Station: Get It On, 14. Thompson Twins: Hold Me Now, 15. Led Zeppelin: Rock And Roll, 16. Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love, 17. Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven, 18. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Only Love Can Break Your Heart, 19. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Daylight Again-Find The Cost Of Freedom, 20. Duran Duran: A View To A Kill, 21. Patti LaBelle: New Attitude, 22. Patti LaBelle: Stir It Up, 23. Patti LaBelle: Over The Rainbow, 24. Patti LaBelle: Why Can't I Get It Over, 25. Hall & Oates: Out Of Touch, 26. Hall & Oates: The Way You Do The Things You Do, 27. Mick Jagger: Lonely At The Top, 28. Bob Dylan, Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood: The Ballad Of Hollis Brown, 29. Bob Dylan, Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood:   When The Ship Comes In, 30. Bob Dylan, Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood: Blowin In The Wind.

 

 
REVIEW:

Strangely in spite of the enormous marketing potential Bob Geldof didn't want the Live Aid concert recorded for posterity (at the beginning) and while the BBC ignored his wishes they then erased the tapes, same for ABC in USA while some footage had been preserved by MTV. Anyway the concert footage saw the light finally in late November 2004 in a 4 DVD pack that Geldof expected to raise 400 million dollars from, brought out more than 10 hours of footage; however many songs by various contributors have been left out. Here comes this release that collects about everything that was aired that long day in mid July 1985. For obvious time reasons the start of the show is in London so we get the other song from Status Quo that opened the concert, followed by a number of British pop acts; after the Ultravox the Japan contribution which was sent live via satellite feed that breaks down during the Off Cause video. Joan Baez then sings We Are The World a cappella from Philadelphia, after which the (taped) Austrian contributors gathered together on a small stage singing Warum (Why) from Vienna.

Next from London comes footage from BBC 1 that broadcasted the event live: All You Zombies by the Hooters (still missing And We Danced of which no known source seems to exist) and three songs by Nick Kershaw. The action swings back to Philadelphia for 5 songs by the Four Tops; after comes B.B.King live via satellite feed from Den Haag, Holland, his songs were anyway part of the bonus on the 4 DVDs set. From Philadelphia Billy Ocean sings two songs then back to London with Sade: from Philadelphia sandwiched between these soft acts come Black Sabbath with a muscular performance and back to London again for the end of Disc One with Sting and Phil Collins (both with lots of hair!). Sidc Two opens with Yugoslavian contribution (taped) and Russian contribution (played live via satellite) then Bryan Ferry comes to the stage from London with 2 songs, from the USA Crosby, Stills and Nash come up with 2 songs and then the German contribution live from Cologne before Judas Priest do play one song; here there is need to raise the volume as it is way lower than the previous track. From Philadelphia 2 songs from Bryan Adams (the first one cut by satellite feed break) 2 by the Beach Boys introduced by Bill Graham and Marylin McCoo and then comes George Thorogood joined on stage by Bo Diddley before the former plays one more song with his band the Destroyers after some tuning: the beginning of this live stuff comes from German tv while in England the live connection comes midway The Sky Is Crying. The whole Queen performance has been released on the official 4 DVDs set except for the introduction from two comedians Griff-Rhys Jones & Mel Smith dressed like policemen who play a brief comic act; the band is actually seen coming on stage and Freddie Mercury plays the piano briefly before Simple Minds come through (their song is broken due to satellite feed problem at BBC2); next are the Pretenders. Introduced by Jack Nicholson in the States the Who come on stage in London, they start playing My Generation but a power failure within the BBC trucks had the Who contribution seen only within Wembley and after excuses by Bill Graham part of the Jagger-Bowie video is played; back to London with bits of Love Reign O er Me; from Germany then we get Santana joined by Pat Metheny that closes the second disc. The third and final disc starts with the Norwegian contribution which is a video sung in English, before Elton John s two songs; from the US of A come Kool & the Gang and Madonna. From London the last contribution is Paul McCartney s Let It Be that was featured on the officially releases DVD set with dubbed audio is here presented with the original (weak) one at the beginning; he is joined on stage by David Bowie, Pete Townshend and Bob Geldof. All action switchs back to Philadelphia for the Cars Drive followed by three songs from Neil Young s set. Next are Power Station (a 1980 Supergroup with members of Duran Duran, Robert Palmer and Chic drummer Tony Thompson) and Thompson Twins and then the whole set by Led Zeppelin who refused permission for their footage to be used in the official release because they judged sub standard their own performance; they had reformed for the occasion and were joined on stage on drums by Phil Collins that flew in from London on a Concorde as well as Tony Thompson and Paul Martinez on bass on Stairway To Heaven. After two acoustic songs from CSN&Y that were broadcasted by German television come Duran Duran in their last gig with the original line up and Patti Labelle whole four songs. All this footage comes from the UK including Hall & Oates that came on playing two songs the latter with David Ruffin on vocals; they also serve as back up band for Mick Jagger that next hits the stage, here is Lonely At The Top that was left out from the official release. The disc ends with the full performance of Bob Dylan flanked by Keith Richards and Ron Wood although uncredited on screen also Blowin In The Wind is here too; this footage is much clearer than was has been circulating. Just some tracks were also on the 4 DVD official release (B.B. King songs, David Bowie &Mick Jagger video in full and Bob Dylan s Blowin In The Wind) otherwise this release presents all different songs that together help reconstruct the most complete picture of that eventful day in 1985.


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