The historical "We Are One" 2-disc collector's DVD set is theonly inaugural release to be endorsed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. It features the opening ceremony for the 56th Presidential Inaugural-- a celebration to America in song and spoken word which was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, January 18th 2009 as broadcasted on HBO. In addition, the set includes the Invocation given by Pastor Rick Warren before the concert; Obama's Inauguration Address and The Neighborhood Ball– which took place on the night of the inauguration. This event marks President Barack Obama's first public celebration in Washington, D.C. and features some of the biggest acts in the world of entertainment to celebrate our common heritage and our new direction. Features musical performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Bettye LaVette, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, Usher Raymond IV, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder. Readers of historical passages include: Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, and Denzel Washington.]]>
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Top Customer Reviews
Disc two has the Obama Inauguration speech (19 minutes) plus the broadcast version of the Balls (71 minutes) with performances by Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey and Beyonce among others.
The packaging leaves a lot to be desired. There's not even a DATE for these evebts printed anywhere on package and no insert with track list or at least something about the events. IF HBO had gone a bit further this would be a true historic document to preserve for history. But they are really selling the concert. If you haven't seen the "We Are One" concert, I can recommend this. Otherwise, it's a documentation that is showing its age already as we go through the budget crisis and health care reform at a much slower rate than we thought would happen in January 2009.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is nothing special about this DVD.....NOT!!!! I wanted to own a piece of American history and this is it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did not want a cd; I thought I was buying a book, and there is no way to return them, all three cd's. I feel cheated. I haven't opened even one of them. Read morePublished on December 27, 2013 by wise one
Great, Great, Great. I have a special place for this at home. This mean so much to Me. Our first Black President in my live time. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Mary Ann
This was the best purchase I have made regarding President Obama's Inauguration and contained information not previously known. Everyone should review this historic event.Published on August 6, 2013 by Jack Spade
I chose this rating because I really do love it. It made me feel as if I was there all over again.Published on March 16, 2013 by Mira Bourne