The Live 8 DVDs promise to top charts this month

July 2005 became a landmark in music history when eight simultaneous concerts were hosted around the world on one day - July 2, 2005 - across the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, U.S.A, Canada, Japan and South Africa, culminating in one humungous concert on July 6. The idea was to promote one goal - Make Poverty History. The biggest musical campaign in recent times was responded by the G8 in the form of a meeting on July 5, 2005, which promised the world that the aid for eradication of poverty in Africa would be increased by $ 50 million by 2010. They call it the power of music.The concerts featured unforgettable names such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Bon Jovi and Mariah Carey. The 4-DVD set (EMI; Set, Rs. 1469) featuring the videos of the performances at all the venues has just been released worldwide, and has already topped the bestsellers list at music stores. More than the video content of the concerts, it is the exhaustive range of artistes and performers that makes it a definitive collection. A. VISHNU