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Live Aid Experience
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Venue John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, USA Dbi flag usa
Recorded 13 July 1985
Released Unknown
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Format CD
Length 6 tracks
Genre Pop
Producer Duran Duran
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Live Aid Experience is an unofficial Duran Duran live album, recorded at Live Aid, John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, USA on the 13 July 1985.

About the album[]

The album is a complete recording of Duran Duran's performance at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, a 102,000 capacity venue located at South Broad Street in Philadelphia.

This was the second of two shows performed by Duran Duran in 1985.

The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the "global jukebox", the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, UK (attended by 72,000 people) and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, USA (attended by about 100,000 people).

On the same day, concerts inspired by the initiative happened in other countries, such as Australia and Germany. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast.

This was the last live performance by the original five members of Duran Duran, until the Jo Hall show in Osaka, Japan on 7 July 2003.

Live Aid is probably Duran Duran's worst performance, because at the time Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor were in Paris, France recording the Arcadia album So Red the Rose. John Taylor and Andy Taylor were touring the USA to promote The Power Station album. Duran Duran reunited just two days before the show, which clearly was insufficient time and culminated in Simon Le Bon singing a falsetto note during "A View to a Kill".

Bonus tracks:
The album also features two versions of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?". The 12" version has a long instrumental bridge, where all the singers say something and includes Simon Le Bon saying "Hello, I'm Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran".

Track listing[]

  1. "A View to a Kill"
  2. "Union of the Snake"
  3. "Save A Prayer"
  4. "The Reflex"

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
  2. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (12" Version)


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