Springsteen, Sting, other stars headline for Amnesty International
Released! The Human Rights Concerts
DVD $59.98 (Shout! Factory)
Between 1986 and 1998, Amnesty International staged several massive concert events to raise awareness and funds for human rights, featuring some of the biggest musical stars of the times. Now all those shows have been released on DVD, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the concert series’ highest-profile event, the “Human Rights Now!” world tour headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracey Chapman. Other performers featured in the nearly 17 hours of concert footage (most of it never before made commercially available) include U2, The Police, Bryan Adams, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Sinead O’Connor, Radiohead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Carlos Santana and Shania Twain, and net proceeds from sales of the box set, just like proceeds from the original shows, go to the ongoing work of Amnesty International.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine