Monday, May 18, 2009

Dire Straits - The Mandela Concert

Wembley Stadium, London, UK, June, 11th 1988

Source Soundboard


1. Walk of life
2. Sultans of swing
3. Romeo and Juliet
4. Money for nothing
5. Brothers in arms
6. Wonderful tonight
7. Solid rock

Wembley Stadium on 11th June 1988 was the venue for a unique gathering of musicians and performers from all over the world who under the banner of Artists Against Apartheid paid tribute to Nelson Mandela for his 70th Birthday. An audience estimated to be well over half a billion people in some 63 countries participated in an event with a simple compelling message: "Free Nelson Mandela". Dire Straits appeared as the closing act of that unforgettable day with Eric Clapton on second guitar. Until today, it was probably the most important and powerful concert of the Dire Straits history. Amazing version of Brothers in arms! More complete than the bootleg "Solid Rock", Excellent sound quality.

This is all around the internet, but this is the rip of my CD.



  1. Easily the best recording I've found of this fantastic gig, only let down by the fact that Solid Rock is of noticeably lower quality than the other tracks.

  2. I had a dvd of this concert but only with one or two DS tracks, have you ever come across a dvd boot with the whole DS set?

  3. This is just stunning, thanks for posting!! What really makes it for me is Romeo and Juliet, the sax solo just blows me away every time I hear it. I think you are right, the quality of recording on this is SUPERB!!!!


  4. finally!! a real version of Brothers in Arms that doesn't drop out at the end!! Thank You!!