Music for Montserrat

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Music For Montserrat
Live album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1998 (1998-01-09)
Recorded15 September 1997, Royal Albert Hall, London
GenrePop, Rock
LabelImage Entertainment

Music For Montserrat was a benefit concert held on 15 September 1997 at the Royal Albert Hall. Musicians came together to raise funds for the Caribbean island of Montserrat after a major volcanic eruption by the Soufrière Hills volcano earlier that year left the island, including its capital of Plymouth, devastated. The concert starred musicians such as Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Midge Ure, Arrow and many more, all of whom had once recorded at the island's famous AIR Studios. A DVD was released with the most famous songs from the concert, such as Your Song, Layla, Brothers In Arms, Blue Suede Shoes, Money For Nothing, Yesterday, Hey Jude, and Message In A Bottle.[1]

The concert was arranged and produced by George Martin; proceeds from the show and DVD were used for immediate relief and also helped fund the building of a new cultural centre in Montserrat. On its completion in 2006, George Martin gifted the centre to the islanders.

DVD Playlist:

1) Introduction

2) Take Me Home -- Phil Collins

3) Hot, Hot, Hot -- Arrow & His Band

4) Blue Suede Shoes -- Carl Perkins

5) Volcano -- Jimmy Buffett

6) Brothers in Arms -- Mark Knopfler

7) Money for Nothing -- Mark Knopfler

8) Message in a Bottle -- Sting

9) Magic -- Sting

10) Your Song -- Elton John

11) Live Like Horses -- Elton John

12) Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me -- Elton John

13) Broken Hearted -- Eric Clapton

14) Layla -- Eric Clapton

15) Same Old Blues -- Eric Clapton

16) Yesterday -- Paul McCartney

17) Golden Slumbers -- Paul McCartney

18) Hey Jude -- Paul McCartney

19) Kansas City -- Paul McCartney

For Carl Perkins, this was his last major live performance; he died just over four months later on 19 January 1998.[2]


  1. ^ (in French)"Music for Montserrat" (in French). Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ Cathy Buffonge (15 May 2007). "Montserrat's cultural centre opens". Caribbean Net News. Archived from the original on 23 May 2007.

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