THE STORY OF LIVE AID

DVD 01 : Against All Odds part 1
DVD 01 : Against All Odds part 2
DVD 01 : Against All Odds part 3
DVD 01 : Against All Odds part 4


DVD 02 : Rocking all over the world part 1
DVD 02 : Rocking all over the world part 2
DVD 02 : Rocking all over the world part 3
DVD 02 : Rocking all over the world part 4


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This DVD release are from different sources than the versions in Live Aid misc section of the web page.

DVD 1 - AGAINST ALL ODDS
DVD 2 - ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

The two documentaries trace the story of Live Aid from its humble beginnings, a pop tune cobbled together in the back seat of a taxi, to the biggest televised event I ever staged.




THE MAKING OF BAND AID

The Making of Band Aid (size : 1 291 678 734)


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Format: DVD PAL - Includes Artwork

On 25 November 1984, the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" was recorded at Sarm Studios in Notting Hill,London, and was released on 3 December 1984, and went straight to No. 1 in the UK singles chart, outselling all the other records in the chart put together.





THE MAKING OF USA FOR AFRICA

The Making of USA For Africa (part 001) (size : 1 080 033 280)
The Making of USA For Africa (part 002) (size : 1 080 033 280)
The Making of USA For Africa (part 003) (size : 286 216 144)


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The final night of recording of "We Are the World" was on January 28, 1985, at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood, and the single was released on March 8, 1985, The record became the fastest-selling American pop single in history.




THE MAKING OF TEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH

The Making of Tears Are Not Enough (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
The Making of Tears Are Not Enough (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
The Making of Tears Are Not Enough (part 003) (size : 1 048 576 000)
The Making of Tears Are Not Enough (part 004) (size : 403 802 960)


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The song "Tears Are Not Enough" was recorded on February 10, 1985 at Manta Sound studios in Toronto. It was issued as a single by CBS Records in March of that year, and quickly reached number one on the Canadian Top 40 chart.




GODS TEARS - THE ROAD TO LIVE AID

Gods Tears - The Road to Live Aid (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
Gods Tears - The Road to Live Aid (part 002) (size : 1 012 781 026)


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Canadian TV series called "Turning Points in History", this episode titled "God's Tears" takes a look at the Ethiopian famine of the early 1980s and how it made Bob Geldof take "The Road To Live Aid".




HISTORY

History (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
History (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
History (part 003) (size : 1 048 576 000)
History (part 004) (size : 701 334 662)


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This DVD contains two PAL widescreen videos

1. The Famine that Changed the World
From the Biography Channel this video is a version of Gods Tears from CBC Television.

2. Band Aid 20 - Justice, Not Charity
This documentary went behind the scenes of the recording of Band Aid 20: Do They Know It's Christmas? It was broadcast by BBC One on the 6th of December 2004.

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AFRICA TOMORROW

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PAL DVD (size : 2 055 273 857)


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The Africa Tomorrow video is a rare find. It was made for the first anniversary of Live Aid in 1986 and is described as a musical film about the future of Africa. Narrated by Ben Kingsley the film features artists from the Live Aid concert and includes songs from British and African children and more. The video is from a Japanese Laser Disc and is good quality but it does have hard-coded subtitles. Also included is a 2017 interview with Dawit Giorgis the former Foreign Minister of Ethiopia telling of the famine from his perspective.




WHEN HARVEY MET BOB

When Harvey Met Bob (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
When Harvey Met Bob (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
When Harvey Met Bob (part 003) (size : 1 048 576 000)
When Harvey Met Bob (part 004) (size : 1 048 576 000)
When Harvey Met Bob (part 005) (size : 133 494 085)


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Feature-length dramatisation following the story of how Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith put together Live Aid, the global charity music event. Set between the winter of 1984 and the summer of 1985, it focuses on the extraordinary relationship between Geldof and Goldsmith as they created the concert to 'feed the world'.




WHISTLE TEST NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL 1985

Whistle Test New Year's Eve 1985 (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
Whistle Test New Year's Eve 1985 (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
Whistle Test New Year's Eve 1985 (part 003) (size : 1 048 576 000)
Whistle Test New Year's Eve 1985 (part 004) (size : 950 789 339)


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Whistle Test New Year's Eve Special broadcast on 31st December 1985. This DVD video is the first two hours and twenty five minutes of this programme.

  • The Band Aid Story - Food and Trucks and Rock 'n' Roll

  • This is the official Band Aid film and it follows events from the first famine news reports to the likes of Live Aid and Fashion Aid and much more. This video contains some rare scenes and alternative camera angles of the Live Aid concert not seen before.


  • Live Aid - Highlights of the Concert

  • For 75 minutes here's a chance to sample the flavour and emotions of one of the most amazing concerts ever.



    Total video running time is two hours and twenty five minutes, approx.

    There is no menu system on the DVD and it will play straight away, but there are chapter points every five minutes so if required you can move forward and back quickly.





CH4 BAND AID STORY 2004

CH4 BAND AID STORY 2004 (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
CH4 BAND AID STORY 2004 (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
CH4 BAND AID STORY 2004 (part 003) (size : 502 558 680)


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This excellent documentary from Channel Four (UK) was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Band Aid. As well as all the usual suspects being interviewed there are many others that were involved in the project who finally get a chance to tell their stories too. Artwork included.





WITH LOVE FROM BAND AID

With Love From band Aid (part 001) (size : 1 048 576 000)
With Love From band Aid (part 002) (size : 1 048 576 000)
With Love From band Aid (part 003) (size : 1 048 576 000)
With Love From band Aid (part 004) (size : 1 048 576 000)
With Love From band Aid (part 005) (size : 81 056 154)


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Three videos on one DVD5 disc.

1. Band Aid the official video as shown on VH1.

2. BBC THREE celebrates 20 years of Band Aid with a documentary featuring Midge Ure as the interviewer and narrator telling the story of Band Aid.

3. Live Aid Remembered. This is a video put together by VH1 from various sources.

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