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The DVD set opens with a heartbreaking documentary on the crisis, followed by videos of the two hit songs that represented the collaborative nature of Geldof's effortsBand Aid' s "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and USA for Africa's "We Are the World." Since Live Aid was never intended to be released in a recorded format, preservation of TV footage has been unreliable, resulting in some glaring omissions. Led Zeppelin's semi-reunion doesn't appear, and neither does a legendary session with Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, and Keith Richards. Some sets by performers who were popular at the time may inspire either nostalgic glee or head-scratching (Kiki Dee fans, you know who you are). Sprinkled amid these performances are a couple real gems, including a performance by Run DMC, the event's sole representative of the ascendant rap movement. Much of the music here was a passing fad, but the sentiment that brought it all together is timeless. -- Ryan Boudinot
I saw this concert when it originally aired on MTV when I was a kid. It was such a great blast from the past to see all the amazing entertainers gather over the globe to help out... Read morePublished 17 days ago by M. Shaffer
Would of been worth the money if it was the full concert where it was not edited and sections of the concert were included such as the missing bits but other then that it's a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Duncan
My mother in law searched far and wide to find this, and she was completely thrilled that I had finally found it on Amazon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amber Livingston
Brilliant and timeless !
My era entirely but the music is still relevant and enjoyable today .
The DVD arrived quickly but I showed have looked to see it only plays on region 1 DVD playerPublished 3 months ago by shane coleman
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I cannot agree with your posting!
There might be some truth in swaggering multi millionaires, (like Slash), but the other side of the
coin applies. (Bono, becoming a peace "GIVER."
If everyone had the resources of Bob Geldof, Harvey
Golsmith (the promoter) Elton John and so on, the
list... Read More
Nov 29, 2008 by melkents | See all 2 posts
|Don't get ripped off here, $11.99 at Best Buy this week||
yes, and the CD is $19.99 -- but with tax depending on your state, it will cost MORE than if you buy both here---orders over $25 here have Free shipping (for me in RI, both with tax come to $34.22 at Best Buy. On Amazon, it is only $30.92, and you wait 2-3 days for the FREE delivery to your house)
Oct 30, 2007 by S. Sequeira | See all 5 posts
|Was there ever an "US" festival?||
actually there were two US FESTIVALS,one in 1982 and the more sucsessful in 1983,i have a three disc dvd set of US FEST 83 wich is produced in the same format as the LIVE AID box set with anywere from 1 to 3 songs per artist,on a sad note DAVID BOWIES set is not included .i also have the full... Read More
Nov 9, 2008 by Anthony Gulino | See all 4 posts
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