Amnesty International has unveiled iReleased, a new six-DVD, two-CD box set containing footage from the organization’s various Human Rights Concerts. The 28 events took place over the course of 12 years between 1986 and 1998, and featured performances by megastars of various generations like Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Miles Davis, U2, Lou Reed, The Police, Alanis Morisette, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Wynton Marsalis and more.
The DVDs include 120 songs over 12 hours, with an additional 5 hours worth of interviews, backstage footage and other material. The CD contains 30 tunes, as well as a 40 page booklet.
The DVDs will be split into four different films, each covering a different set of concerts. The first film covers the shows from Amnesty International’s 1986 A Conspiracy of Hope 25th anniversary tour, while the second film deals with 1988’s Human Rights Now! tour. The third movie covers the October 1990 An Embrace of Hope concert, which saw various artists perform in Chile to raise awareness about the brutality of the Pinochet dictatorship. Finally, the fourth film will showcase the 1998 The Struggle Continues… concert, which honored the 50th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. HBO already aired part of the Human Rights Now! film, but the other three have never been released in any format.
iReleased will be available on November 5, and the release can now be pre-ordered for $41.99.