The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which took place Oct.
The Concert for New York City may go down in history as the greatest charity concert since 1985's Live Aid. The all-star event, which took place Oct. 20 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, was held to benefit the victims and honor the heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Broadcast in its entirety on VH1, the concert was also the network's highest-rated program and Madison Square Garden's highest-grossing event to date. This two-CD set includes all the musical performers from the event (except for Macy Gray), with the lineup reading like a "who's who" of hitmakers, from such rock royalty as Paul McCartney and the Who to newer artists like Five for Fighting. The positive energy is well-captured on this live collection, which will have a companion DVD/VHS release in early 2002. Sony's net proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.—CH