MUSIC FOR MONTSERRAT
|Artist||Various artists (featuring Mark Knopfler)|
|Recording||Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 15th September 1997|
|Format||1 Video CD|
|Front & back cover|
NTSC version of the Music for Montserrat
Video CD. The box was issued in Asia,
unsure if this is a genuine official release or a bootleg as Eric Clapton is
mentioned on the front cover but does not appear on the Video CD.
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.
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