|Live Aid Experience|
|unofficial live album|
|Venue||John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|Recorded||13 July 1985|
About the album Edit
The album is a complete recording of Duran Duran's performance at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, a 102,000 capacity venue located at South Broad Street in Philadelphia.
The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the "global jukebox", the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, UK (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, USA (attended by about 100,000 people).
On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such as Australia and Germany. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast.
Live Aid is probably Duran Duran's worst performance, because at the time Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor were in Paris, France recording the Arcadia album So Red the Rose. John Taylor and Andy Taylor were touring the USA to promote The Power Station album. Duran Duran reunited just two days before the show, which clearly was insufficient time and culminated in Simon Le Bon singing a falsetto note during "A View to a Kill".
The album also features two versions of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?". The 12" version has a long instrumental bridge, where all the singers say something and includes Simon Le Bon saying "Hello, I'm Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran".
Track listing Edit
Duran Duran are:
- Simon Le Bon - vocals
- John Taylor - bass guitar
- Andy Taylor - guitar
- Nick Rhodes - keyboards
- Roger Taylor - drums
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