Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead and U2 are some of the acts who can be found on a new Amnesty International box-set which has compiled various live performances from its fundraising shows between 1986 and 1998 into a 6-DVD and 2-CD collection entitled ‘Released‘.
“The rock music community has been spectacular in its support for Amnesty,” music historian Martin Lewis, who compiled the various performances, reflects.
“These concerts broke new ground in galvanising audiences to become involved. They fused cause and content in an inspirational way. It’s been an honour to work with Sting, Bruce, Bono, Peter and the other artists in restoring and producing these concerts for home release.”
The featured performances are taken from the 1986 tour of the US A Conspiracy Of Hope, 1988’s Human Rights Now! world tour, the 1990 Chilean concert An Embrace of Hope and Paris’ 1998 fundraiser The Struggle Continues.
Performers in 1986 include U2 and Lou Reed, while 1988 footage offers up Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel and more. 1990 is remembered with sets from acts such as Sinead O’Connor and Jackson Browne, and 1998 showcases Radiohead and Led Zeppelin pair Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
All is released on November 5th.
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