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The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) [Import]

Kate Bush , Duran Duran , Lou Reed , Jackson Browne , Peter Gabriel , Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins , Bob Geldof , Erasure , World Party , Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin International
  • ASIN: B000092A0X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,636 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD Import - 1987 Virgin Records - 11 Tracks - UPC 5012981245825 - Made in France

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic hard to find Live Performance August 24, 2007
Format:Audio Cassette
In 1982, Amnesty International, the UK branch, assembled several rock musicians on the cutting edge of fame: they included multiple unplugged and joint contributions by Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and others. It quickly became a highly sought after LP classic. Even now, the original version has never made it to mainstream cd for somehow hard to understand reason. They called this conglomeration of stars: The Secret Policeman's Ball.

In 1987, The Secret Policeman's Third Ball was presented to anxious UK fans. This explains why most of the US fans aren't aware of this great series of music. I think the original new wave and punk fans know how special the Balls are since they owned the original albums. The Third Ball included: Lou Ree, Kate Bush, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Jackson Browne, David Gilmour and Joan Armatrading.

The songs are all moving and powerful piece carefully selected to evoke compassion for others or to painfully illustrate the need for improvement, worldwide. Can't fault the motives! The results are stunning: From the understated Jackson Browne song, to the great anthem of Joan Armatrading . Knopfler (of Dire Straits) merges with Chet Aktins and cranks on an acoustic version of John Lennon's "Imagine."

This particular cd isn't difficult to find, but well worth the 5 biscuits it will probably cost you. You won't regret it since the performances are all topflight and have an edgy quality to them.

Jeff Feezle of Macafeez
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