SECOND NIGHT AT THE SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 2002
1. Intro / Calling Elvis
1. Walk of life
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK, 24th July 2002
Nice home-made Video-CD of the second of four charity gigs in July 2002. A bit misleading intro where the outisde of the Empire is filmed and the "Leuka 2000" letters can be seen. That little part is actually from the day after this show. This one is on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust. Announced as "Mark Knopfler and friends", Mark plays with The Notting Hillbillies in the first half ot the show and with virtually Dire Straits (including John Illsley!) in the second half. But during the whole gigs different musicians are turning up. Jimmy Nail was guest for Why Aye Man and Money For Nothing. Special guest this night on the two absolute stunning versions of Run me down and Setting me up: Jools Holland. The show itself is an audience recording, filmed in front of the stage, but to the back. So, not many spectacular close-ups but a nice overall view most of the time. Picture quality is not very sharp and a bit shaky, the sound is acceptable. Complete concert. Available on two CD-R's.
Video-CD's can be played on DVD players or normal CD-ROM players using Windows Media Player. I can play this Video-CD on my external Sony DVD player (DVP-NS705V) without any problem. Note however that some DVD players have problems with Video-CD's. So I can only guarantee that they work on your PC CD-ROM drive!