Hooray! The Live Aid DVD is Here

Published: 2004-11-15
It is quite simply the biggest musical event in history. Those who weren't lucky enough to get in on the action the first time around can soon experience all that is Live Aid in their very own homes. The extremely long awaited DVD release will be available for purchase on November 16th, much to the pleasure of many music fans around the world.

On July 13th, 1985 the live concert event was broadcast around the globe, took place on two continents, and dragged in a whopping 1.5 billion viewers. The event went on to raise over $70 million for the 11 million people starving on the continent of Africa. On hand to help out with Live Aid were some of the biggest names ever to be known in the world of music: Elton John, Madonna, Queen, Sting, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, The Cars, and the list goes on and on.

Now nearly twenty years later, those who missed the broadcast, weren't even born yet, or want to relieve the Bob Geldof organized phenomenon have their opportunity to witness Bono's nice mullet once again. Unfortunately Led Zeppelin did not allow their performance to be included on the four-disc Live Aid DVD, but many of the memorable moments are included in the package.

In addition to the Philadelphia and London concert footage taken on July 13th, 1985, there is also a documentary featured on the Live Aid DVD called 'Food, Trucks & Rock'n'Roll', as well as related Live Aid events from other parts of the globe.

The track-listing of the Live Aid DVD is:

Disc One:

BBC Television New Report
'Do They Know It's Christmas' (Video) - Band Aid
'We Are The World' (Video) - USA For Africa
'Royal Salute' - Coldstream Guards
'Rockin' All Over The World' - Status Quo
'Caroline' - Status Quo
'Internationalists' - The Style Council
'Walls Come Tumbling Down' - The Style Council
'I Don't Like Mondays' - The Boomtown Rats
'Drag Me Down' - The Boomtown Rats
'Adam Ant' - Vive Le Rock
'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' - Ultravox
'Vienna' - Ultravox
'Only When You Leave' - Spandau Ballet
'True' - Spandau Ballet
'All You Need Is Love' - Elvis Cotello
'Wouldn't It Be Good' - Nik Kershaw
'You Love Is King' - Sade
'Roxanne' - Sting
'Against All Odds' - Phil Collins
'Every Breath You Take' - Sting & Phil Collins
'Hide And Seek' - Howard Jones
'Slave To Love' - Bryan Ferry
'Jealous Guy' - Bryan Ferry
'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - Paul Young
'Come Back And Stay' - Paul Young
'Every Time You Go Away' - Paul Young
'That's The Way Love Is' - Paul Young & Alison Moyet
'Kids Wanna Rock' - Bryan Adams
'Summer Of '69' - Bryan Adams
'Sunday Blood Sunday' - U2
'Bad' - U2

Disc Two:

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

Disc Three:

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

Disc Four:

'Maneater' - Hall & Oates
'Get Ready (Cos Here I Come)' - Hall & Oates With Eddie Kendricks
'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' - Hall & Oates With Eddie Kendricks & David Ruffin
'My Girl' - Hall & Oates With Edd Kendricks & David Ruffin
'Just Another Night' - Mick Jagger
'Miss You' - Mick Jagger
'State Of Shock' - Mick Jagger & Tine Turner
'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll' - Mick Jagger & Tine Turner
'Blowing In The Wind' - Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood
'We Are The World' - USA For Africa Finale
Disc Four Bonus Tracks:
'What You Need' - INXS
'Don't Change' - INXS
'Why I Sing The Blues' - B.B. King
'Don't Answer The Door' - B.B. King
'Rock Me Baby' - B.B. King
'Reach Out And Touch' - Ashford & Simpson With Teddy Pendergrass
'King Of Rock' - Run DMC
'A World Of Difference' - Cliff Richard
Overseas Contributors
'Dancing In The Streets' - David Bowie & Mick Jagger

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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