13.07.1985    London, England

Live Aid 1985

Running Time
Image Quality
Sound Quality
: 13.07.1985
: Wembley Stadium
: London
: England
: 28 minutes
: A
: A+


Stage Preparation
Introduction by Mel Smith & Griff Rhys Jones
Bohemian Rhapsody
Radio Ga Ga
Vocal Improvisation
Hammer To Fall
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
Introduction by John Hurt
Is This The World We Created?

*PRO filmed.



This one is not an official release, but a fantastic remastered version made by ''Chief Mouse''. The horizontal moving lines on the screen are now gone, which was I think the most annoying. It also includes four audio streams to choose from, including the audio recorded from the audience! This video remaster is without a doubt the definitive version of this concert. No copy errors.

Chief Mouse's comment:

The main issue is the interference, which shows up as horizontal moving green or red lines not to mention thin grey lines running through many of the scenes as well. Basically this is not a colour only issue, if you would make the image greyscale, the lines show up much brighter than the rest of the image. That's where the problems start. Long story short, I figured out how to separate colour channels and did heavy processing as well as some manual work at the end putting everything back together. Also reduced some chromatic aberration. As always, the result is quite a compromise, a digital illusion if you will, but one well worth watching. If some parts look heavily filtered, it's because they are. But if you're just gonna watch it without analysing too much, you'll be fine. I also included the introduction bits before the main set and before Is This The World We Created? as well.
The audio now has four streams.

* BBC FM + DVD Mix - default track. Basically FM broadcast for everything except the ending of Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You (I like the loud audience in the DVD mix) and Is This The World We Created? to avoid feedback and other audible technical issues on the radio broadcast.

The remaining audio stream are pretty self explanatory.
* Audience

Special thanks to Simon (Nitroboy) for making and syncing these audio tracks and making chapters for the video.
Thanks to Jordan (Chinwonder) for sending me footage for the intros.

Video / Audio Attributes:

Video Attributes

Video mode: MKV
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Source picture resolution: 720x540
Frame Rate: 50.00
Bitrate: Around 11.50Mbps
File size: 2,33 GB

Audio Attributes

Audio mode: PCM
Sampling Rate: 44,1 kHz
Number of Audio channels: 2.0
Bitrate mode: Constant
Number of Audio streams: 4