That is brilliant news. Live Aid was a historical show and it does make loads of sense to squeeze out a few more bucks for the good cause. It may not be so exciting for those who didn't witness the event back then and some of the stuff might even look and sound quite ridiculous. But for those who were in front of the telly the whole day and night (or even at the shows itself, anybody?) it will be a fantastic release, bringing back some tremendous performances of the best rock and pop artists available at the time. There was also loads of rubbish, of course, but most of the music and the atmosphere was simply exciting. If you never liked Queen - watch them here and you will change your mind in a flash. If you never understood why U2 once were a band like no other on this planet - watch them here and you will know. And if you want an incredible live version of a song called "Heroes" - go and get this DVD when it comes out.
Of course this is all truly 80s and thus probably a little painful in appearance - but still this a milestone in pop music. In sound and attitude.
I hope they will release the full lot.
And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'