America: a Tribute to Heroes [DVD]  [Region 1] [NTSC] 
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Tribute albums and concerts come and go, but America: A Tribute to Heroes may well stand the test of time. Recorded just 10 days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, this two-hour US TV telethon has an appropriately sombre tone; it's also refreshingly unpretentious and ego-free, with no audience and no onscreen identification--of the musical artists or the actors and others who speak between songs. There are some passionate and moving performances by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Limp Bizkit and friends, Neil Young (the much-praised "Imagine") and several more, easily eclipsing the couple of outright turkeys (the overwrought theatrics of Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey). To watch the programme after the horror may have started to fade is to be reminded of the extraordinary emotions the tragic events aroused; and while pop music may be superfluous in the big picture, its power to inspire and perhaps even heal is something to behold.--Sam Graham, Amazon.comSee all Product Description
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You name them they are on this DVD. There are great acts throughout without forgetting why the DVD came about.
I was expecting a true tribute, not a tele-marathon thing.