About this Recording

The Prince's Trust

Rock Gala Volume 2

Wembley Arena


Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: LPCM Stereo,
Running Time: 80 minutes
Region Code: PAL ALL
Booklet Languages: GB, D, Fr
Recording Date: 6th/7th June 1987

The Prince's Trust Rock Gala Concerts began the Eighties trend for charitable concerts in aid of good causes. The first 1982 Gala revived a spark that had been fired by George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, and turned it into a blazing modern tradition. This tradition reached its peak with the Live Aid Concerts to help relieve the Ethiopian famine of 1985.

By 1987, the Prince's Trust and its musical director, Midge Ure, had set a glorious precedent. Surely the magnificent line-up assembled for 1986 could not be matched?

It could. Just to read the list of artists is enough to make your mouth water. Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Paul Young, Ben E. King Alison Moyet, Midge Ure, Labi Siffre, Mark King (Level 42), Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Go West and Curiosity Killed the Cat. It is impressive by anyone's standards.

Once again the hits just keep coming. "While my guitar gently weeps", "With a little help from my friends", Saturday night's alright for fighting", "Reach out I'll be there", "Stand by Me", "Invisible" and "Running in the family" give a flavour of the calibre of great songs that roll out.

TDK brings you this wonderful Gala Concert with sound and vision of the very highest quality, as usual giving you all the clarity and precision you could wish for...It's almost as good as being there.

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