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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a bootleg though.

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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Bob Geldof's Official Website.

Only 10 hours on DVD were officially authorized out of the 16 hour concert.

What you have is NOT official. It is a bootleg!

http://www.bobgeldof.info/Charity/liveaid.html

An official 4-DVD set of the Live Aid concerts was released on November 8, 2004. It contains
10-hour partial footage of the 16-hour length concert. The DVD was produced by Geldof's company, Woodcharm Ltd., and distributed by Warner Music Group.

The decision to finally release it was taken by Bob Geldof nearly 20 years after the original concerts, after he found a number of pirate copies of the concert on the Internet (see full story here). There has been controversy over the DVD release because a decision had been taken for a substantial number of tracks not to be included in this edited version.

The most complete footage that exists is from the BBC, and it was the main source of the DVD. During production on the official DVD, MTV lent Woodcharm Ltd. their B-roll and alternate camera footage; this was an additional source of the U.S. footage that appears on the official DVD.

Working from the original BBC and MTV footage, judicious decisions were made on which acts would be included and which ones would not (for example, Rick Springfield, The Four Tops, The Hooters, and Power Station are among those acts that were left off the DVD). Many of the artists' songs that were performed were also omitted. For example Madonna performed 3 solo songs in the concert, but only 2 were included on DVD - "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" was omitted.

Two performers were left off at their own request - Led Zeppelin and Santana. The rock band Led Zeppelin defended their decision not to be included on the grounds that their performance was "sub-standard," but to lend their support Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have pledged to donate proceeds from an upcoming Led Zeppelin DVD release to the campaign, and John Paul Jones has pledged proceeds from his current American tour with Mutual Admiration Society.

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown decided the VAT collected on the DVD will be given back to the charity, which will raise an extra £5 for every DVD sold.




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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the website selling the bootleg.

''Is the official release of the DVD?
No, this is not the official release of the DVD. For the official version please visit http://www.liveaiddvd.net, this DVD however does not include performances from several artists and has had several songs edited out of the footage. The DVD for sale on this site is the only release including all 16 hours of the concert unedited.''

But...this website claims that they ARE?!? making donations to the Band Aid Trust. Wonder if there is any truth to that. They even list the address you can make a donation to. HMMMMMM


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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See, this is where things go a little blurry. I've bought the official dvd set. But I've never seen the rest of the acts and I want to see them. Where can I see them? Is this bootleg the only place to see them?

Peace,
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Posted: 08 Aug 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

See, this is where things go a little blurry. I've bought the official dvd set. But I've never seen the rest of the acts and I want to see them. Where can I see them? Is this bootleg the only place to see them?

Peace,
Adam.


Unfortunately, this and any other bootleg of the full 16 hours are the only way to see the entire Live Aid.

Sad that only 10 hours (what's that like only 2 thirds of the 16 hour concert) were released. But that is partially due to several reasons.

1) Some acts refused consent of their footage being released. Led Zeppelin and Carlos Santana.

2) Since Geldof originally had no plans to ever release it, no one made sure that all of the performances in London and Philly were taped and recorded so much footage is actually missing (with the exception of private everyday people who taped it all for themselves at home during the actual Live Aid event).

3) Because of #2, the BBC and ABC and MTV all got confused as to who was filming what and so there were considerable mixups and miscommunication as to what acts were being filmed and some footage was lost or badly done with awful visual and awful sound.

4) When this was decided to be officially released, Geldof and the record label/archivers ''assumed'' the public would not want to see some lesser acts like The Hooters, Power Station, or ALL of Madonna's setlist, (all which were cut/edited out!).


Well do NOT assume. I want to see the entire thing.

BTW, I PAID to see Power Station in concert here in Maryland at Merriweather Post Pavilion not even a week after Live Aid in the USA and they FU**ing ROCKED!

I also distinctly remember that The Hooters performed ''Where Do The Children Go'', a very poignant, meaningful song, (which was already a hit in the USA and I already loved) just for Live Aid, which it fit the meaning of the day perfectly and miss it NOT being on the official DVD.


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Posted: 09 Aug 05, 00:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I also distinctly remember that The Hooters performed ''Where Do The Children Go'', a very poignant, meaningful song, (which was already a hit in the USA and I already loved) just for Live Aid, which it fit the meaning of the day perfectly and miss it NOT being on the official DVD.


That's a good song...w/ Patty Smyth on vocals. The Hooters actually had some good songs other than "And We Danced," which is basically the only song by them that ever gets airplay anymore...."All You Zombies," "Day By Day," "Brother, Don't You Walk Away"....

But just to clarify, "Where Do The Children Go" couldn't have been a hit at the time of Live Aid. It wasn't released as a single til 1986.