is a double album from Concerts for the People of Kampuchea Wings, The Who, Queen, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, The Clash, The Specials, and many more artists of the highlights from the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea held at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK to raise money for the victims of war-torn in Cambodia. It has yet to be released on CD.
History [ edit ]
The album starts with four songs from The Who (culled from a 3-hour set list) and finishes with three songs from Wings and three from the all-star line-up called
Rockestra. The best of the concerts was also released as a film.
Rockestra was a
Paul McCartney-led supergroup of at least thirty English rockers. The credited list appears at the bottom of the back cover of the LP. The name was first given to an assemblage of famous rock stars that were brought together by McCartney for the final Wings album, 1979's . The supergroup—which consisted of Back to the Egg Wings, John Paul Jones and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, Ronnie Lane of The Faces, Kenney Jones and Pete Townshend of The Who, and Hank Marvin of The Shadows—recorded two McCartney compositions, the instrumental "Rockestra Theme" and "So Glad to See You Here".
Then, McCartney and
Kurt Waldheim re-assembled Rockestra for a series of benefit concerts for the people of Cambodia (also known as Kampuchea), suffering from the reign of Pol Pot. This time, Rockestra consisted of, among others, Wings, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Robert Plant, Rockpile, James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Townshend. Hank Marvin was not available and David Gilmour for tax reasons had to decline, as he was with the rest of Pink Floyd in Los Angeles, California, where they had just finished recording and were in the midst of rehearsing for an upcoming concert tour to begin in February 1980. The Wall
Album track listing [ edit ]
Baba O'Riley" ( Pete Townshend) – 5:12 "Sister Disco" (Townshend) – 5:16
Behind Blue Eyes" (Townshend) – 3:46 "
See Me, Feel Me" (Townshend) – 5:49
"The Wait" (Hynde / Farndon) – 3:28
"Precious" (Hynde) – 3:23
"Tattooed Love Boys" (Hynde) – 3:18
"The Imposter" (Elvis Costello) – 2:10
"Crawling from the Wreckage" (Parker) – 3:02
Little Sister" (Pomus / Sherman) – 3:33
Now I'm Here" ( Brian May) – 6:49
"Armagideon Time" (Bennett) – 4:15
"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" (Dury / Jankel) – 4:30
"Monkey Man" (Hibbert) – 2:26
Got to Get You into My Life" ( Lennon–McCartney) – 2:57 "
Every Night" ( Paul McCartney) – 4:17 "
Coming Up" (McCartney) – 4:08
Tracks 15–17 Performed by Wings "
Lucille" (Collins / Penniman) – 3:03 "
Let It Be" (Lennon / McCartney) – 4:12 "Rockestra Theme" (McCartney) – 2:30 (*)
Tracks 18–20 performed by the Rockestra
Live version of the track which originally appeared on Wings' album . Back to the Egg recorded in October 1978 at the Abbey Road's studio No. 2
Rockestra's personnel [ edit ]
Paul McCartney Keyboards:
Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton, Gary Brooker Guitars:
Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, James Honeyman-Scott, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant Bass:
Paul McCartney, Bruce Thomas, Ronnie Lane, John Paul Jones Drums, Percussion:
Steve Holley, Kenney Jones, Tony Carr, Morris Pert, Speedy Acquaye, John Bonham Horns:
Howie Casey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard, Tony Dorsey Vocals:
Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas, Robert Plant
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]