The Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Amnesty International presented the legendary Human Rights Concerts between 1986 and 1998 to raise consciousness and funds for the worldwide struggle for human rights. Now they are "RELEASED!"
6 DVDs packed with historic live concert performances and extra features!
1986: A Conspiracy of Hope
5 hours including over 50 songs by U2 The Police Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams Joni Mitchell Miles Davis Jackson Browne Joan Baez & Aaron Neville Joan Armatrading Lou Reed and more
1988: Human Rights Now!
3 hours including 19 songs by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Sting Peter Gabriel Youssou N Dour Tracy Chapman and more!
1990: An Embrace of Hope
71 minutes including 10 songs by Sting Sinead O'Connor Jackson Browne Peter Gabriel Wynton Marsalis and more!
1998: The Struggle Continues...
2 1/2 hours including 28 songs by Radiohead Bruce Springsteen Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Alanis Morissette Peter Gabriel with Youssou N'Dour Tracy Chapman and more!
Other performers include:
Bob Geldof Third World The Hooters Peter, Paul & Mary Steven Van Zandt Ruben Blades Howard Jones The Neville Brothers Inti-Illimani New Kids On The Block Asian Dub Foundation Kassav' Shania Twain Carlos Santana and Fela Kuti.
Companion material includes:
32 individual segments (totaling 4¾ hours) of companion content
In-depth documentary about the concert series featuring new interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bono, Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend and more
Exclusive new 20-minute interview with Bruce Springsteen
Exclusive new 20-minute interview with Sting
Peter Gabriel's home movies of 1986 tour - including backstage scenes and legendary late-night all-star jam!
Interviews and Amnesty testimonials featuring major music & movie stars
Additional stage and studio performances for Amnesty (1979-2012) by Bono, Jeff Beck, Coldplay, Green Day, Mumford & Sons, Ozzy Osbourne, Damien Rice, Seal, Sting, Pete Townshend, John Williams
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Amazon.com:4.4 out of 5 stars 17 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsSo happy this is finally available!Dec 20 2013
By LynnL - Published on Amazon.com
I never got rid of my VHS tape of the 1988 concert as aired on HBO, but here it is, finally, on DVD, along with much more. There is a ton of material here, including great music for an excellent cause, and some truly hilarious '80's haircuts (I'm looking at you, Kevin Bacon!) Don't miss the "Peach Jam" segment on Context on the Human Rights Concerts -- Part One. I promise you've never seen anything quite like it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsMuch Much Too MuchJan. 12 2014
By Bruce Dawson - Published on Amazon.com
This would have been a much better three DVD set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the "Human Rights Now" concerts. The first two DVDs here are from the NYC concert and feature full sets from Police, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, etc. The second disk is the theater documentary in it's full 3 hour format and adds Bruce Springsteen and U2 to the mix. The other sets quite frankly I haven't bothered with yet. But they do feature some sets down the years up to and including Mumford & Sons at the 2012 show. It's a lot to take in.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat set!Dec 29 2013
By H. Coffill - Published on Amazon.com
Received as a Christmas gift.
A high point of my lifetime of attending concerts was the Amnesty Concert in Philadelphia. Re-watching these concerts brings back great memories. The video quality is very VHS, but it seems to increase the awesome. At one point Martha Quinn audio interrupts Peter Gabriel's performance.
A memory I have is Tracy Chapman singing "Don't Give Up" with Peter Gabriel, but I haven't found it on this set. Too bad, as it was an epic point for me. Included, though, is the equally excellent "The River" with Sting and Springsteen.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat memoriesNov. 9 2013
By U2 King - Published on Amazon.com
Many great memories and performances and yes the DVDs are wonderful. Great transfer. U2 is wonderful and Bono gives a great performance as usual.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsLoved The Human Rights Concert DVD setJan. 18 2014
By Karen M Hansen - Published on Amazon.com
Great Christmas gift for my husband. Good music and footage. Spent the holiday break watching a lot of it. Would recommend it.