Artist Various artists (featuring Dire Straits)
Release date 1988
Recording Wembley Stadium, London, UK, 11th June 1988
Format 12 inch LaserDisc
Label Sfinx SM060-5601
Tracks side A
  1. They dance alone
  2. Village ghettoland
  3. If you were my woman
  4. Sexual healing
  5. There must be an angel
  6. You have placed a chill in my heart
  7. Let's stay together
  8. Talkin' 'bout a revolution
  9. Biko
  10. Set them free
Tracks side B
  1. Soweto blues
  2. Breakfast in bed
  3. Mandela day
  4. Sun City
  5. Free Nelson Mandela
  6. The greatest love of all
  7. The twist
  8. I just called to say I love you
  9. Brothers in arms
  10. Wonderful tonight
  11. Amazing grace
Front & back cover

including Obi

Additional comments Wembley Stadium on 11th June 1988 was the venue for a unique gathering of musicians and performers from all over the world who under the banner of Artists Against Apartheid paid tribute to Nelson Mandela for his 70th Birthday. An audience estimated to be well over half a billion people in some 63 countries participated in an event with a simple compelling message: "Free Nelson Mandela". Dire Straits appeared as the closing act of that unforgettable day with Eric Clapton on second guitar. Until today, it was probably the most important and powerful concert of the Dire Straits history. Amazing version of Brothers in arms! 12 inch LaserDisc, NTSC format, Japanese edition including seperate info-sheet and Obi.
Extra information Obi An Obi strip is traditionally a strip of paper looped around the left side or folded over the top of Japanese LP albums. Obi strips are also found folded over the left side of music CD's, video games, DVD's and even on the covers of books when they are sold new. The Japanese word "Obi" refers to the traditional sash or belt worn with a kimono. The features of the obi strip include the title of the product usually in phonetic Japanese, the track listings, other information such as price, catalog number and information on related releases or artists from that same record company.
Laserdisc information The LaserDisc (LD) is an obsolete home video disc format, and was the first commercial optical disc storage medium. Initially marketed as Discovision in 1978, the technology was licensed and sold as Reflective Optical Videodisc, Laser Videodisc, Laservision, Disco-Vision, DiscoVision, and MCA DiscoVision until Pioneer Electronics purchased the majority stake in the format and marketed LaserDisc in the mid to late 1980's. While LaserDisc produced a consistently higher quality image than its rivals, the VHS and Betamax systems, the laserdisc never obtained more than a niche market with videophiles in America. In Europe, it remained largely an obscure format. It was, however, much more popular in Japan and in the more affluent regions of South East Asia, such as Hong Kong and Singapore. Laserdisc was the prevalent rental video medium in Hong Kong during the 1990's. The technology and concepts provided with the Laserdisc would become the forerunner to Compact Discs and DVDs.