David Gilmour included in The Secret Policeman Rocks
Written by Matt   
Monday, 28 September 2009

Secret Policeman Rocks! DVDTomorrow (September 29th) sees the North American release of "Secret Policeman's Ball: The Secret Policeman Rocks!", a DVD showcasing fourteen clips from the series of benefit concerts for Amnesty International that have run for the last three decades in London. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary, Martin Lewis, the co-creator and producer of the concerts, has gone back through the series and compiled a DVD of the greatest music moments in the series.

Some of the highlights includes Pete Townshend's acoustic versions of "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" (the latter with John Williams), Sting's "Roxanne," Kate Bush (accompanied by David Gilmour) with "Running Up That Hill," Gilmour himself with "On the Turning Away," Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck with a great version of "Further On Up the Road" and a guitar duet by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins on a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine."

Special features include interviews with actors and musicians - including Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox, Robert De Niro, Bono, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen - talking about lending support to Amnesty International. Orders for this DVD, which help Amnesty International, can be made through Amazon.com (US/International) and Amazon Canada, both of whom will ship the disc worldwide.