Artist Various artists (featuring Mark Knopfler)
Venue Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Date 15th September 1997
Source Soundboard
Format 2CD-R
Tracks CD 1
  1. Introduction by George Martin
  2. Martin Lewis tells about Montserrat
  3. Carl Perkins - Blue suede shoes
  4. Midge Ure - Vienna
  5. Interview with Phil Collins
  6. George Martin announces Phil Collins
  7. Phil Collins - In the air tonight
  8. Phil Collins - take me home
  9. Phil Collins introduces Mark Knopfler
  10. Mark Knopfler - Wild theme
  11. Mark Knopfler - Brothers in arms
  12. Mark Knopfler - Money for nothing
  13. Sting video introduction
  14. Phil Collins introduces Sting
  15. Sting - Message in a bottle
  16. Sting - Fields of gold
  17. Sting - Every little thing she does is magic
Tracks CD 2
  1. George Martin announces Elton John
  2. Elton John - Your song
  3. Elton John - Live like horses
  4. Elton John - Don't let the sun go down on me
  5. Interview with George Martin
  6. Carl Perkins announces Eric Clapton
  7. Eric Clapton - Broken hearted
  8. Eric Clapton - Layla (with Mark Knopfler)
  9. Eric Clapton - The same old blues (with Mark Knopfler)
  10. Interview with Paul McCartney
  11. George Martin introduces Paul McCartney
  12. Paul McCartney - Yesterday
  13. Paul McCartney - Golden slumbers
  14. Paul McCartney - Carry that weight
  15. Paul McCartney - The end
  16. Speech by George Martin
  17. Paul McCartney - Hey Jude
  18. Paul McCartney - Kansas City
Additional comments The 'Music for Montserrat' concert was first aired on the 16th September 1997 on 'Sky Box Office' pay-per-view TV-channel (the source for these discs). A radio version of the show was first aired on the 20th September 1997. This recording is taken from the silver pressed bootleg "Music for Montserrat - FM broadcast master" from the famous Beano label. Some of rock music's biggest stars performed at a benefit concert in London on Monday, September 15th 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 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 was one of the artists that evening and of course his contribution can be found on this recording. Mark also plays a wonderful version of Layla together with Eric Clapton and also plays on the Paul McCartney set. Very good sound quality.