Amnesty 'Human Rights Concerts' to be released on DVD
Music icons like Bruce Springsteen and Sting are part of Amnesty’s unique material with interviews about human rights. In the material are also included Peter Gabriel's home movies of the 1986 Amnesty tour featuring backstage moments.
A series of four historic human rights music concerts from the 1980s and 1990s is being released in a new Amnesty International DVD and CD collection on 28 October. Three of the four concerts has never been made available on disc until now.
The six-disc DVD box-set and accompanying four-disc CD set entitled Â¡RELEASED! – include lots of of the world's leading musicians performing in concert. We can see and hear U2, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Youssou N'Dour, Tracy Chapman, and Alanis Morissette.
The six-disc DVD set contains 120 songs (over 12 hours of music), as well as 32 additional segments featuring background and additional music performances, altogether comprising nearly five hours of supplementary features. The full running time of the box-set is almost 17 hours.
This DVD-release is made at the 25th anniversary of the most high-profile of all the concerts - the Human Rights Now! world tour in 1988. This six-week, five-continent, 20-concert tour - which launched with a concert at Wembley Stadium - was headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N'Dour, and was attended by over one million people and seen and heard by many millions more on television and radio. The tour led to a tripling of Amnesty's worldwide membership.
Eagle-Rock Entertainment provided The box-set.