MUSIC FOR MONTSERRAT
 
Artist Various artists (featuring Mark Knopfler)
Release date 1997
Recording Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 15th September 1997
Format 12 inch LaserDisc
Label Videoarts
Cat.no. VALG-1040
Tracks side A
  1. Take me home
  2. Hot, hot, hot
  3. Brothers in arms
  4. Money for nothing
  5. Message in a bottle
  6. Magic
  7. Your song
  8. Don't let the sun go down on me
Tracks side B
  1. Layla
  2. Same old blues
  3. Yesterday
  4. Golden slumbers
  5. Hey Jude
  6. Kansas City
Front & back cover

including Obi

                             
Additional comments
Some of rock music's biggest stars performed at a benefit concert in London on 15th September 1997 to raise money for the volcano-ravaged Caribbean island of Montserrat. The concert has been organised by Sir George and Lady Martin together with Harvey Goldsmith to raise funds for the victims of the Soufriere volcano on the island of Montserrat which has been in a continuous state of eruption since July 1993. The most recent explosion in June 1997 killed 19 people and rendered 1500 homeless. Beatles producer George Martin, who has a luxury home and recording studio on the island, hopes to raise at least 500,000. Mark Knopfler is one of the artists that contributes to this amazing show. 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.