SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 1, 2007 at the
new Wembley Stadium "Concert for Diana" was staged in front of an audience
of 62,000 and beamed to a worldwide TV audience of many hundreds of
millions in over 140 countries. The concert, organised by Prince William
and Prince Harry to celebrate the life of their mother, Diana, Princess of
Wales, on what would have been her 46th birthday proved to be a spectacular
success -- with the UK TV viewing figure peaking at a massive 15 million.
The entire concert, and many extra features, is captured on a two disc DVD
which will be released on November 13 from Hip-O/UMe.
Last Summer's "Concert for Diana" featured a truly unique artist
line-up, spanning a broad artistic spectrum ...from Pharrell Williams to
the English National Ballet, with the criteria being that the artists
invited were some of the favourites of the Princess and the Princes: this
resulted in an intoxicating blend of rock, pop, rap, classical and musical
theatre. The two disc DVD, filmed by Janet Fraser Crook, features all of
the 21 memorable performances by many of the world's greatest musicians:
Elton John, Rod Stewart, P. Diddy, Joss Stone, Bryan Ferry, Natasha
Bedingfield, Fergie, Pharrell Williams, Lily Allen, Take That, Roger
Hodgson of Supertramp, Tom Jones, James Morrison, Orson, Joe Perry, Kanye
West, The Feeling, Status Quo, Will Young, Nelly Furtado and Duran Duran.
In recognition of Diana's love of ballet, the English National Ballet gave
a spell binding performance of an extract from Swan Lake, and the Andrew
Lloyd Webber musicals medley, packed with surprise guests Anastacia, Connie
Fisher, Andrea Ross, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Donny
Osmond, Jason Donovan and Lee Mead, reflected the Princess's fondness for
musical theatre. Star presenters included Kiefer Sutherland, Sienna Miller,
David Beckham, Ricky Gervais, Dennis Hopper and Jamie Oliver.
The "Concert for Diana" DVD, like the concert itself, is presented in
three acts and includes much fascinating unseen footage. With a running
time of over five and a half hours, the "Concert for Diana" DVD includes
all the artists and presenters as well as a fascinating behind-the-scenes
documentary. The DVD also contains all the poignant 'Diana and me' films, a
series of short films about Diana which were interwoven through the concert
and give compelling testimony from people of all ages and walks of life
about how the Princess touched so many people's lives.
The front cover of the DVD features one of the best-loved images of
Diana, taken by Mario Testino at her last official portrait session. It is
one of the photographs currently on show as part of Testino's exhibition in
the State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Accompanying the DVD is a 20
page booklet which contains a wonderful photographic record of the events
on July 1 at Wembley stadium.
The charities benefiting from the sale of the "Concert for Diana" DVD
will be identical to the concert beneficiaries -- The Diana Princess of
Wales Memorial Fund, Sentebale, the Lesotho children's charity Prince Harry
founded in her memory, and the six charities of which the Princess was
Patron at the time of her death -- Centrepoint, English National Ballet,
Great Ormond Street Hospital, The National Aids Trust, The Leprosy Mission
and The Royal Marsden Hospital.
In the days after the concert, the media and public both in the UK and
around the world agreed that an event that had been planned as a fabulous
birthday party had succeeded in being exactly that ... an occasion full of
fun and laughter, and of a sense of joyous celebration.
-- ELTON JOHN - "Your Song"
-- Prince William and Prince Harry - Welcome
-- DURAN DURAN - "Sunrise", "Wild Boys", "Rio"
-- JAMES MORRISON - "You Give Me Something, Wonderful World"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - PROFESSOR SIR MAGDI and LISA YACOUB
-- Sienna Miller and Dennis Hopper
-- LILY ALLEN - "LDN", "Smile"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - DOUG SMITH
-- FERGIE - "Glamorous", "Big Girls Don't Cry"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - CLARK DENMARK
-- Kiefer Sutherland
-- THE FEELING - "Fill My Little World", "I Love It When You Call"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - GEMMA QUINN
-- PHARRELL WILLIAMS - "Drop It Like It's Hot", "She Wants To Move"
-- Tribute - BILL CLINTON
-- 'DIANA & Me' - MIKE WHITLAM and SANDRA TIGICA
-- Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson
-- NELLY FURTADO - "Say It Right", "I'm Like a Bird", "Maneater"
-- "DIANA AND BALLET"
-- Natasha Kaplinsky
-- ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - "Swan Lake"
ACT TWO - Part One
-- Introduction - Live Aid
-- STATUS QUO - "Rocking All Over the World"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - COLIN DAWSON
-- Dennis Hopper
-- JOSS STONE - "You Had Me", "Under Pressure"
-- ROGER HODGSON - "Dreamer", "The Logical Song", Breakfast In America",
"Give a Little Bit"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - AUDREY WATSON
-- Fearne Cotton
-- ORSON - "Happiness", "No Tomorrow"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - RUTH SIMS and JONATHAN GRIMSHAW
-- Gillian Anderson
-- TOM JONES with JOE PERRY - "Kiss", "I Bet You Look Good On the Dance
-- TOM JONES with JOE PERRY and JOSS STONE - "Ain't That a Lot of Love"
-- WILL YOUNG - "Switch It On"
-- NATASHA BEDINGFIELD - "Unwritten"
"DIANA & me" - Brigadier Andrew Freemantle
"DIANA & me" - Sir Malcolm Green
ACT TWO - Part Two
-- 'DIANA & Me" - CHRIS ANDERSON and ANNE GRINDROD
-- Boris Becker and John McEnroe
-- BRYAN FERRY - "Slave to Love", "Make You Feel My Love", "Let's Stick
-- Tribute - TONY BLAIR
-- Cat Deeley
-- 'DIANA AND MUSICALS'
-- ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER ...
-- ANASTACIA - "Jesus Christ Superstar"
-- CONNIE FISHER and ANDREA ROSS - "Memory"
-- Overture - "Phantom of the Opera"
-- ANDREA BOCELLI - "Music of the Night"
-- SARAH BRIGHTMAN and JOSH GROBAN - "All I Ask of You"
-- DONNY OSMOND, JASON DONOVAN and LEE MEAD - "Any Dream Will Do"
-- Kiefer Sutherland
-- ROD STEWART - "Maggie May", "Baby Jane", "Sailing"
-- 'DIANA AND PHOTOGRAPHERS'
-- Patsy Kensit
-- KANYE WEST - "Gold Digger", "Touch the Sky", "Stronger", "Diamonds from
Sierra Leone", "Jesus Walks"
-- 'DIANA & Me' - SIMON BARNES and DANNY AYKROYD
-- Jamie Oliver
-- P. DIDDY - "I'll Be Missing You"
-- 'DIANA & Me" - JILL, HOWARD, RICHARD and MATTHEW ATTFIELD
-- David Beckham
-- TAKE THAT - "Shine", "Patience", "Back for Good"
-- 'DIANA & Me" - DAVID LEONARD
-- Ben Stiller
-- RICKY GERVAIS with MACKENZIE CROOK
-- ELTON JOHN - "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", "Tiny Dancer",
"Are You Ready for Love"
-- Prince William and Prince Harry - Goodnight
-- Tribute - NELSON MANDELLA
-- 'DIANA'S CHILDHOOD' (Soundtrack: QUEEN - "These Are the Days of Our
"DIANA & me" - Sophie and Jennifer Mason
"DIANA & me" - Lord Attenborough
Exclusive to DVD Documentary
"The Making of Concert for Diana"
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises