Artist Dire Straits
Venue Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Date 11th June 1988
Source Soundboard
Format Digital Storage HDD
  1. Intro Dire Straits by Billy Connolly
  2. Walk of life
  3. Sultans of swing
  4. Romeo and Juliet
  5. Money for nothing
  6. Brothers in arms
  7. Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)
  8. Solid rock
  9. Amazing Grace - Closure of the show





Additional comments Video featuring one of the most well known concerts of Dire Straits. 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 in the Dire Straits history. This edition is made with the best versions available, including the complete intro by Billy Connolly who finishes his intro after two minutes with the words: "Ladies and gentlemen, with a happy heart and a tear in either eye: Dire Straits!". For the first time, the full set, including the intro by Billy Conolly and the finale with Jessye Norman singing Amazing Grace. All restored with special AI (Artificial Intelligence) software which results in sharper video quality for the best possible image.