Artist Dire Straits
Venue Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Date 11th June 1988
Source Soundboard
Format 1DVD+R
  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. Closure of the show

  10. Brothers in arms
  11. Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)
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Additional comments DVD-Video containing 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 recording is the best version I have come across, taken from German television, 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!". The closure of the show is also included with Jessye Norman singing Amazing Grace. During Brothers in arms, the satellite connection went down for about 75 seconds (only loss of picture, sound was still broadcasted). Luckily, on 14th March 1989 an official VHS tape was released with the highlights of this amazing concert. This tape includes both Brothers in arms and Wonderful tonight. So, I added both tracks as a bonus on this DVD so you can see the complete version of Brothers in arms aswell. Both sources have very good picture and sound quality. A must to have for all fans!