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Live 8 - One Day, One Concert, One World (2005)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Bob Geldof Himself
Articolo 31 Themselves
4Peace Ensemble Themselves - Johannesburg
Bryan Adams Himself
Bjorn Agren Himself (as Razorlight)
Will i Am Himself (as Black Eyed Peas)
Andi Himself - Berlin (as Die Toten Hosen) Himself (as Black Eyed Peas)
Ainhoa Arbizu Herself
Jann Arden Herself
Movie Details
Genre Music
Director Claire Popplewell; Geoff Posner
Producer Lorna Dickinson; Cerrie Frost
Writer Bob Geldof
Studio EMI Latin
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 480 mins
Country UK
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.5
Two decades years after Live Aid addressed the issue, lethally oppressive poverty in Africa remains a blight on the planet. Thus, in the Summer of 2005 activist Bob Geldof staged an even more ambitious series of continent-spanning concerts dedicated to raising funds and public consciousness about international debt relief. This expansive four-disc chronicles those shows in one of the most ambitious concert documents ever attempted, capturing all of the highlights (and a few complete artist sets) of concerts in London, Philadelphia, Toronto, Paris, Berlin and Moscow. Underscoring the events' sense of unity, the performances here span both generations and genres, offering veteran rock fans often muscular sets by Elton John (including a woozy take on T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution" with Baby Shambles' Pete Doherty), The Who, Sting (who sharply reprises a trio of Police favorites) and the ubiquitous Paul McCartney. But the highlight of the Jurassic set's contributions are a reunion of Roger Waters and his long-estranged Pink Floyd bandmates on a sonically flawless five-song whirl through highlights of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall; footage of their rehearsal for the show is contained on the set's equally eclectic fourth disc of bonus materials. But there are highlights here for nearly every taste, be they a fine sampling of contemporary UK and Australian rockers ( Coldplay, Jet, Razorlight and especially blistering performances by Stereophonics and Kaiser Chiefs), a little hip-hop nostalgia (a joyous Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff leading what seems half of his Philly hometown in a goofy singalong of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme); showy turns by pop-meister Robbie Williams and chateuses Mariah Carey, a rousing set by Black Eyed Peas (featuring Rita and Stephen Marley on a cover of "Get Up Stand Up"). Other one-off duets include Coldplay and Richard Ashcroft doing a fine version of the latter's "Bittersweet Symphony," Stevie Wonder with Rob Thomas ("Higher Ground") and Adam Levine ("Signed Sealed Delivered"), a tender take on "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan and Josh Groban and McCartney and George Michael taking an upbeat turn via "Drive My Car," before Macca closes out the London show by leading its various participants in an obligatory singalong of "Hey Jude." Royalties from sales of the set will go to the Band Aid Trust for the relief of hunger and poverty in Africa. --Jerry McCulley
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 249
Collection Status In Collection
Links IMDB
Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Box Set
Format DVD
Region Region
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Layers Single side, Single layer
Release Date 11/08/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish; French; Italian; German; Portuguese; Dutch
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 2.0 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 4
Extra Features
Edinburgh - The Final Push
Highlights from the Murrayfield concert held on 6 July
McFly - All About You (Tokyo)
Good Charlotte - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous (Tokyo)
Dreams Come True - Love Love Love (Tokyo)
Bjork - All Is Full Of Love (Tokyo)
The Who - 'Who Are You?' film
Travis - 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' film
Ricky Gervais - Enjoy The Day
Behind The Scenes At Hyde Park
Pink Floyd rehearsal