Michael Allred | Niles, Michigan United States | 03/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert to fight AIDS in Africa will be released on DVD in the US on April 13th. The entire concert (some 6½ hours long) will be featured on the 2 DVD set.Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0Video: (assuming it's identical to other countries releases) anamorphic widescreen.Here are the performances;
Beyonce - Crazy in Love (46664 version)
Bob Geldof - Speech
Bob Geldof - Redemption Song
Queen, David A Stewart - Say It's Not True
Paul Oakenfold/Shifty Shellshock and TC - Starry Eyed Surprise
Paul Oakenfold/Shifty Shellshock and TC With Amampondo Drummers - Ready Steady Go
Baaba Maal - Baayo
Baaba Maal - Njilou
Youssou n'Dour -Africa Dream Again
Yusuf Islam, Peter Gabriel - Wild World
Peter Gabriel, Youssou n'Dour, Angelique Kidjo - In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel, Youssou n Dour - Biko
Bono, The Edge, Beyonce, David A Stewart - American Prayer
Bono, The Edge, David A Stewart, Youssou n Dour, Abdel Wright - 46664 (Long Walk to Freedom)
Nelson Mandela - Speech
Queen - Invincible Hope/46664-The Call/The Show Must Go On
Angelique Kidjo - Afrika
Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Umquombothi
Bongo Maffin - The Way
Johnny Clegg and guests - Asimbonanga
Johnny Clegg, Jimmy Cliff - People
Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now
The Corrs - Breathless
The Corrs, Roger Taylor - Toss The Feathers
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Corrs - Leliungelo Elakho
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Homeless
Andrea Corr, Brian May - Is This The World We Created?
Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
Eurythmics, Youssou n'Dour - 7 Seconds
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Abdel Wright - Loose Me Now
Ms Dynamite - Don't Throw Your Life Away
Danny K - Hurts So Bad
Bob Geldof - The Great Song Of Indifference
Bob Geldof - (What So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Watershed - Indigo Girl
Bono, The Edge - One / Unchained Melody
Anastacia, Bono, The Edge, David A Stewart, Queen - Amandla
Queen, Zucchero, Thandiswa Mazwai - Medley (Bohemian Rhapsody / I Want It All / I Want To Break Free / Radio Ga Ga)
Queen, Anastacia, Amampondo Drummers - We Will Rock You
Queen, Anastacia and Cast - We Are The Champions
Soweto Gospel Choir, Cast - 46664 Chant
(DVD includes 1 song not included on the companion CDs)Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime - Zucchero/Queen/Sharon CorrBonus features:
Launching 46664 - The press conference from London when Nelson Mandela announces the event to the world's media.
Behind The Concert - A backstage documentary showing the making of 46664 filmed during the week leading up to the event in Cape Town.
The Interviews - The artists talking about the event.
Fighting Aids - Footage from a project visit to Mothers 2 Mothers-2-Be and the Baphaumelele Childrens Home.Disc 2
A Minute of Art - 12 x one minute films by some of the world's leading and most influential contemporary visual artists representing their vision of HIV/Aids.
Spirit of Africa - A documentary about the true story of a Ugandan orphan who has lost his parents from Aids.
The Interviews - The artists talk about why they are supporting Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign.
Photo Gallery - Pictures featuring all the artists involved in the event.Also note that the concert has also been released on 3 CDs (available individually, NOT as a set.)"
46664 DVD is as good as being there!
debbiesa | Cape Town, South Africa | 04/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We attended the concert in Cape Town and this DVD captures the thrill and excitement of this show. There was no pre-press on who was performing except for Queen, Bono & Beyonce - so everytime someone came on stage we kept getting more blown away. To see Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel, and some great SA acts - Johnny Clegg, Watershed, and other African greats like Youssef Ndour was just awesome. I kept thinking never in my life would I have ever imagined seeing these performers in one show! It was also funny to see Oprah rocking in the Presidents box (with our binoculars, they show some clips in the DVD). The DVD is wonderful and captures the excitement of the performers and the crowd. Beyond the music, however, is the message about the trauma that is HIV/AIDS in Africa. Nelson Mandela is a true HERO - with the SA audience he got the biggest applause of the night. Also, to see Beyonce dancing with the HIV+ women from the Mothers 2 Mothers 2 Be project is so touching and shows that people can have hope! Buy this DVD enjoy a great show and support a worthy cause!!!"
Get the hair on the back of your neck standing up
R L Moors | Newcastle, NSW, Australia | 05/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, what a concert. Music live is always great, but add a great cause, and a whole collection of great musicians and you get this great dvd. Sure some of the songs I couldn't understand (it would have been nice to have subtitles for all the songs), the music just blows you away. Sure I'm a U2 fan,(...) but there are other great moments. Eurythmics back together again. Hey I even got into Paul Oakenfold. There is a great short film about the fight with AIDS in Africa. And there is the awesome moment when most of the cast join together to sing the new song Amandla, it gets the hair on the back of your neck standing up."
Been there got the dvd
Louis | Singapore | 11/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"absolutely amazing. went to the concert and it blew me away. it was a massively long concert with so many acts. we down here in south africa rarely get to see the big big acts. i missed u2 last time and thought i would never see queen. the locals (africa and south africa) showed some good stuff as well. y ndour duo with annie lennox (seven seconds) is amazing. peter gabriel singing tribute to steve biko is was amazing. i don't know anastasia but can she pull of the vocals on queens we will rock you! i was lucky enough to bring some friends from germany with me. i scored some big points as i basically got them the chance to show them mandela, under his blanket on his sofa watching a concert. that is if you could see past oprah and richard branson dancing in front of him. the only bad performance of many hours was ms dynamite. sorry have never heard of her (maybe not known in sa?) and her performance fell flat on its face. the recording is good except it didn't really capture the crowd that well (except for bono's singalong).
anyway for me it was an immense experience of crying, laughing and gigging to the corrs' irish fiddle.
Nicholas Stewart | 02/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The biggest problem, maybe the only problem, is that Peter Gabriel didn't close out this show with the best performance I have ever seen: BIKO- his performance, the choir, the content of the song, the crowd singing the song, the cause, it was completly in unison and I honestly think it is the best performance I have ever seen. Though I remember first seeing it on TV and seeing gabriel put the mike down on the stage but they don't show it on the DVD."