We could steal time, just for one day...
I'm pretty sure those of you interested in the Live Aid DVD already have the excellent 4-DVD set released last year. (08.26.2004 NEWS: LIVE AID 4-DVD SET DUE FOR NOVEMBER) But, be that as it may, I'm duty-bound to report that July 4th sees the release of a limited edition single disc version which has highlights of the 4-disc set, including David Bowie's majestic performance of "Heroes".
Here's the stuff from the press release...
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, Warner Music Vision are proud to release Live Aid ?20 Years Ago Today?, an exclusive DVD of highlights from the biggest concert in Rock ?n? Roll history. The DVD captures memorable performances from international heavyweights such as David Bowie, Paul McCartney, U2, Queen, Elton John and Madonna and is released on 4 July 2005.
Live Aid? 20 Years Ago Today? will be available for a limited time only and offers selected highlights taken from the Live Aid 4-DVD box set. This concert film was created for the London premiÃƒÂ¨re launch of Live Aid on DVD through Warner Vision last November. The edited package gives viewers a taste of the incredible day and is a fantastic way to mark the 20-year anniversary of the event that has been hailed as ?The Biggest Rock Event In History'.
On 13 July 1985 the biggest artists in the world took to the stage in London and Philadelphia to raise money and awareness for the world?s poorest people. Brought together by Bob Geldof the remarkable and unsurpassed line-up of artists performed with evident passion, united in their unequivocal support for Live Aid, and to this day those that took part in the event still speak of it with awe.
Described by the world?s media as ?The Global Jukebox?, ?The Day Rock and Roll Changed the World? and ?The Day The Music Changed The World', Live Aid was a cultural landmark that realised the true potential of music. The full show, which offers 10 hours of incredible concert footage, is available in shops now through Warner Music Vision and this 52-minute anniversary concert film, out on 4 July 2005, brings together exclusive highlights from that phenomenal event.
So there you have it...whether you need the DVD or not, you know how worthwhile a cause it is. Particularly now.