25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts out on DVD September 28th

Music News | By on Sep 3rd, 2010

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert DVD news

On September 28th, Time Life will release a special DVD set featuring the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts! The special event was filmed over 2 nights in October 2009 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The historic event brought together a stellar lineup of artists spanning from the ‘50s through today for groundbreaking performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. I would have loved to have gone to this but now that it’s on DVD; I don’t mind that I missed out since I can watch it on DVD! You can order the DVD on Amazon.com here.

The Time Life release marks the first time this amazing event is available on DVD, including the full four hour highlight special that aired on HBO along with unseen bonus performances and a collector’s issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring behind-the-scenes stories.

Featuring a who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll, the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Concerts included sets by Crosby, Still & Nash; Stevie Wonder; Paul Simon; Simon & Garfunkel; Aretha Franklin; Metallica; U2; Jeff Beck and Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band. Joining this iconic line up on stage were special guests including: Jerry Lee Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Lou Reed, John Fogerty, Mick Jagger, Fergie and others.

The 3-DVD set, The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert, captures performances from all of these legendary artists over a span of 51 complete performances and an additional 14 bonus performances not seen on HBO. Highlights from the line up include:

* Mick Jagger and Fergie in a blistering version of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Gimme Shelter” with U2 as the backing band
* Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel on-stage for a rollicking rendition of “Born to Run”
* Sting joining Jeff Beck for the Curtis Mayfield classic “People Get Ready”
* Paul Simon, David Crosby and Graham Nash joining together for a spine-tingling “Here Comes the Sun”
* Ozzy Osbourne singing with Metallica on the Black Sabbath classics “Iron Man” and “Paranoid”
* John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen sharing vocals on Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”

A complete list of performances is included below.
The DVD release of the concerts follows the success of another Time Life partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Live DVD set. Featuring rare performances and speeches from the past 24 years of Rock & Roll Hall of fame induction ceremonies, the collection was recently certified platinum.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame again and honored to be releasing such an amazing piece of music history,” said Michael Mitchell, Time Life Vice President Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. “The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts captures a truly magical event that brought together an extraordinary line up of artists; and we are delighted to be able to bring it to music fans.”

The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts DVD set will be available at retailers Septemeber 28th with a blu-ray version of the package available exclusively at Best Buy for the first 30 days.

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS

Introduction:
My Prayer
Tom Hanks

JERRY LEE LEWIS
Great Balls of Fire

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
Woodstock
Almost Cut My Hair
Love Has No Pride with Bonnie Raitt
The Pretender with Jackson Browne
Love the One You’re With with James Taylor

STEVIE WONDER
For Once in My Life
The Tracks of My Tears with Smokey Robinson
The Way You Make Me Feel with John Legend
The Thrill Is Gone with B.B. King
Higher Ground/Roxanne with Sting
Superstition with Jeff Beck

PAUL SIMON
INTRO MONTAGE
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Bonus performance not seen on HBO)
You Can Call Me Al
Here Comes the Sun with David Crosby and Graham Nash
The Wanderer with Dion DiMucci
Little Anthony and the Imperials:
Two People in the World

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
The Sounds of Silence
The Boxer
Bridge over Troubled Water

ARETHA FRANKLIN
INTRO MONTAGE
Baby I Love You
Don’t Play That Song
Chain of Fools with Annie Lennox

METALLICA
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Sweet Jane with Lou Reed
Iron Man/Paranoid with Ozzy Osbourne
All Day and All of the Night with Ray Davies
Enter Sandman

U2
Vertigo
Magnificent
Because the Night with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Roy Bittan
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For with Bruce Springsteen
Gimme Shelter with Mick Jagger, Fergie and will.i.am
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of with Mick Jagger
Beautiful Day

JEFF BECK
INTRO MONTAGE
People Get Ready with Sting
Let Me Love You Baby with Buddy Guy
Foxey Lady with Billy Gibbons
A Day in the Life

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
Hold On! I’m Comin’/Soul Man with Sam Moore
The Ghost of Tom Joad with Tom Morello
Fortunate Son with John Fogerty
Oh, Pretty Woman with John Fogerty
Jungleland
A Fine Fine Boy with Darlene Love
New York State of Mind with Billy Joel
Born to Run with Billy Joel
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher with Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Sam Moore, Billy Joel and Tom Morello

BONUS DVD

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
Mexico with James Taylor
Teach Your Children with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor

STEVIE WONDER
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
I Was Made to Love Her
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) with John Legend

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Mrs. Robinson/Not Fade Away

METALLICA
Turn the Page
Iron Man/Paranoid with Ozzy Osbourne (Full-length version not seen on HBO)

U2
Mysterious Ways
Where Is the Love/One with the Black Eyed Peas

JEFF BECK
Freeway Jam
Big Block

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
London Calling with Tom Morello
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher with Darlene Love,
John Fogerty, Sam Moore, Billy Joel and Tom Morello
(Full-length version not seen on HBO)

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