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¡RELEASED! - 6 disc DVD box-set Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2013 is the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the Magna Carta of the human race that inspires Amnesty International. It's also the 25th anniversary of the most high-profile of all the concerts in the series - the "Human Rights Now!" world tour. A six-week, five-continent, fifteen-nation, twenty-concert tour of the world in 1988 raising awareness of the human rights cause - headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N'Dour.
In celebration of these two anniversaries - and to raise further funds for - and consciousness of - Amnesty, the films of all the "Human Rights Concerts" have been digitally restored and are to be released in 2013 in DVD, audio and digital formats. Three of the four films have never been available in any format since their one-time-only airing on TV - making the upcoming release all the more exciting.
The complete concert set will be released on a 6-disc DVD box-set in the Fall of 2013. The title of the box-set is "¡RELEASED!"
The DVD box-set will be released in:
USA & Canada by Shout! Factory on Tuesday November 5th 2013
The World outside North America by Eagle-Rock
There will also be audio versions of the music from the concerts released simultaneously with the DVD box-set - in both CD and digital formats.
The audio release in the USA & Canada will be:
A) A 2-disc CD - titled "¡RELEASED!" - containing 30 highlight songs drawn from the four concerts.
B) A digital release of all 120 songs from the four concerts listed under "¡RELEASED!" - followed by the title of the original concert
The audio release in the World outside North America will be:
A) A series of four individual CD sets - one set for each of the four concerts. Presenting a grand total of 90 songs from the concerts.
B) A digital release of 90 songs from the four concerts listed under "¡RELEASED!" - followed by the title of the original concert
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGE
In addition to the 6-disc DVD box-set and the companion audio releases of ¡RELEASED! - there is also a special highlights set featuring 30 highlights from the concerts available throughout the World (except North America) via Eagle-Rock. The DVD (a single-disc), the CD (a 2-disc set) and the digital release of highlights are all titled "GET UP! STAND UP!"
To celebrate the first-ever release of the "Human Rights Concerts" in any format - and in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Amnesty's concert series is being honored with special theatrical screening events in Los Angeles and New York this fall - presented by two of America's most prestigious cultural organizations. The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles - and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.