Vintage live performances from Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, U2 and Radiohead are highlights in a massive 8-disc box set due November 5 via Amnesty International, the charity that sponsored the original concerts in the late 80's and 90's. The anthology, titled ¡Released!, includes six DVDs and two CDs and marks the 25th anniversary of the Human Rights Now! tour. Over 12 hours of live concert material and five hours of bonus material -- interviews, back stage footage -- are featured in the set.
According to NME, "the live footage is taken from the 1986 'A Conspiracy Of Hope' US concert tour, the 1988 'Human Rights Now!' world tour, the 1990 'An Embrace of Hope' concert in Chile and the 1998 'The Struggle Continues' concert in Paris, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 1986 tour footage includes performances by U2, The Police and Lou Reed, while sets by Springsteen, Gabriel and Tracy Chapman are among the highlights of the 1988 tour footage. The 1990 concert features sets by Sting, Sinead O'Connor and Jackson Browne, while the 1998 show boasts a stellar line-up including Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant and Alanis Morissette."