Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

121 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Show on Earth, 14 Nov. 2004
This review is from: Live Aid [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
First, lets clear up why there are songs missing - The footage simply no longer exists. Its already been well explained but here goes:
Prior to 13 July 1985 Bob Geldof had said he did not want the concert recorded as it was to be a one off never to be repeated event. The BBC ignored him and recorded it anyway, minus most of The Who set as a power failure within the BBC trucks meant their set was only seen within Wembly. Alas along the way the Beeb deleted some of the tapes in the same way they deleted programmes like Dad's Army, Swap Shop etc.
ABC in America deleted the entire concert. The only footage from America is that recorded by MTV which is littered with commercial breaks and VJ inserts hence the reason some of the songs are missing, but at least its there.
The DVD at 10+ hours is excellent value for money and I found myself getting caught in the emotion of the day even now.
A true defining moment in our history finally available for us to relive.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 8 May 2011 04:39:34 BDT
FREEBIRD says:
i was at the concert man and what a brilliant day had by all. the best had to be good old freddie and queen. he got us all up and going. mind it was bleedin hot. thankx to the staff laying on the hoses and water for free. that is one gig i shall never forget.

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 16:46:45 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 13 Dec 2011 16:59:00 GMT]

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 16:57:40 GMT
Well, I recorded the whole thing! But the quality is ... VHS! What more can I say? Still I am in the process of downloading it to a digital HD (yes the tapes have survived ok) and will buy the DVD for a digital version of the event. Re the Who, I have 'My generation' and Won't get fooled again" on the tape. I remember starting the recording in Manchester - then continuing it on the wirral (at my parents house) and then zapping back to finish the recording in Manchester. Happy Days.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer

P. Prise
(REAL NAME)   

Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,290,846