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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Johnny G, Mar 17, 2004.
Well said, Joseph. No Sale here.
80+ missing tracks? Yowch! No sale for me, either. Besides, I got more important stuff to save my money towards, like stuff for the new baby at the end of the year.
Thanks for reminding me about that fact. Sometimes I forget about these things when picking up DVDs.:b However, I assume that we can donate directly to the charity without supporting the release. It has been around for 20 years after all. Lets also not forget that the reason this release is coming is because Mr.Geldof found out that it was being bootlegged....I don't think that this release will put an end to it either considering that so much is left off. The complete (or as complete as it could be) concert should have been released to put an end to the matter. If there ever is a full release of Live Aid in the future, I'll be all over it....until then, I'll simply wait....it will likely be a long wait.
Ahem - as I have already pointed out in two previous posts to this thread. There are times when I feel like the lone voice in the wilderness contributing to threads.
So how about this... We won't buy the DVD release but well make a donation to the foundations in the name of a COMPLETE Live Aid collection. make you feel better? I was planning on buying this as well but now that it's half-assed, why bother? I'll just give it a rental.
Folks giving to charity should make anyone feel better. My point (which I guess I wasn't explaining very well) is whilst I think it's okay to bitch about the shoddy nature of this release on its own grounds, at the end of the day the whole exercise is for charity and I think we can take the grumbling a bit far. My principal complaint is that anything other than a complete release is likely to attract pirates, which defeats the reason why Bob Geldof allowed the release of the Live Aid tapes in the first place. Sorry, can't think of a better way to put it.
I liken this to Star Wars. At the end of the day, George STILL didn't stop pirating of the movies. They're still being worked on and I'm told a dual-layer version of the original version will be out soon. We'll get a release but it's not what the hardcore people want and they're going to lose a lot of money on it. I suspect they'll lose even MORE money because they'll have consumers (like me) who want their favorite band(s) and the complete set from that band(s). Since I don't get all of Madonna's songs, they don't get a sale from me.
The following is a BBC article from a few months ago, but still very interesting, and with comments from the dvd producer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...ic/3604680.stm Sorry if this was already posted.....
Mark, thanks for linking to that very illuminating article. For one thing, it explains why the bulk of the missing songs are from the US concert. Looks like this is as good as it's going to get.
I had a friend who attended at Wembley, and I kind of remember him saying there were sound problems on site for Who as well. I have both the MTV feed (on NTSC), and most of the BBC feed (on PAL) - I'll have to check the act list a friend of mine compiled when she borrowed my tapes to see what I've got and what I'm missing. Live Aid was an incredible experience, even if you weren't in the live audience. It was a technological marvel (that has since been far surpassed, but for its time ...) and it was a creative gem. There were crap moments, there was the impatient hope that the surviving Beatles would show up on stage and perform with McCartney, there was amazing music and the sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself. This is a must buy for me.