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Roger Waters & Eric Clapton - Wish You Were Here (Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005)

Their acoustic performance for the Red Cross charity relief fund.

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope was a worldwide benefit held for the tsunami victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. It was broadcast on NBC and its affiliated networks of USA, Bravo, PAX, MSNBC, CNBC, SciFi Channel and other NBC Universal stations and was heard on any Clear Channel radio station. The benefit was led by the actor George Clooney on January 15, 2005, and was similar to America: A Tribute to Heroes (set up after the September 11th, 2001 attacks). Taking a cue from Bob Geldof (the man who had organized the Live Aid concerts for African famine relief), it consisted of famous Hollywood entertainers and former American presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. It was two hours long with stories and entertainment from a huge array of Hollywood notables. It was estimated to raise at least five million dollars by the end of the broadcast.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially recorded the toll as 283,100 killed, 14,100 missing, and 1,126,900 people displaced. However, more recent analysis compiled by the United Nations lists a total of 229,866 people lost, including 186,983 dead and 42,883 missing.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.

The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing nearly 230,000 people in eleven countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand were the hardest hit.

With a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0.4 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.

The plight of the many affected people and countries prompted a widespread humanitarian response. In all, the worldwide community donated more than $7 billion (2004 U.S. dollars) in humanitarian aid.

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Added: Nov-28-2009 Occurred On: Jan-15-2005
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Tags: Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd, Rock n Roll, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, music, A Concert of Hope
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  • I saw Waters and Clapton do a couple of hours of Floyd stuff in 1983 on the hitchhiker tour in Paris. The show was so big it could only be played in London, Paris, and New York. they had the usual split screens, props, etc. Floyd wasnt even officially broken up, yet.

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  • Nice find!

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  • Thanks, actually brought tears to my eyes ;o)
    Sounds way better on a 12 string ;o)
    I used to combine it with pigs on the wing part 1 and 2.
    Same basic chords and they fit well together.

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  • Roger Waters "In the Flesh" DVD is a must have for any Floyd fan.There are a couple strange ballads but the rest is magnificent and Doyle Brahmal II just sizzles on the solo for Dogs :)

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    • A must own

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    • As much as I admire Doyle as an awesome talent, I was kinda disappointed in his "style" he presented on the In The Flesh" concert dvd. Bit too much "rock star" posturing. Not quite the PF vibe I have known.

      But I mean NO disrespect to your opinion dude, its all good, the concert was still amazing. "Dogs" is a work of musical art.

      May I suggest these David Gilmour dvd works:. Live In Gdansk, Remember That Night and the Robert Wyatt%u2019s Meltdown Concert More..

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    • I was a skeptic at first myself, but after a dozen or more views of that concert I found Doyle's style to be riveting. Standing side by side with long time Pink Floyd concert guitarist Snowy White reassured me that his style complimented David's originals. Don't get me wrong, nobody can replace David's guitar style. It took 3 highly notable guitarist to "sound" like Gilmour during the "In the Flesh" concert. It is a MUST see for any PF fan.

      BTW. Do you have a Gilmour vide More..

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    • Nope, but I have "Dogs of War" on DSOT, sourced from lazerdisc and another from Netherlands dvd pressing.
      But no "Dogs".
      :)

      Now, if ya wanna talk Doyle Bramhall II, chk him out with a super group from Texas called ARC ANGELS. Their one release from 1992 fkin ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! I gotta dig up that cd and give it a spin and rattle the neighbors tomorrow. "Livin in a Dream" is a lease breaker!

      Doyle Bramhall II - guitar, vocals
      Charlie Sexton - guitar, vocals
      More..

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    • You are the man. WOW! This guy gets around. Clapton, Waters, Double Trouble...

      ARC Angels...sounds like a Vuse moment.

      ;)

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  • Love PF. Great song and thanks for the post!

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  • tried to post a vid here but it's not really "live" so not sure if it will go through.
    I used to open with pigs on the wing part 1&2 and then fall into wish you were here.

    Worked perfectly.

    Here is a link for ponw1&2 if they don't accept the vid.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmCKvY684WI

    Vid of them setting up the pig for the Animals cover shot with potw1&2 playing in the background.
    Thanks again ;o)

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  • One of my favorite Pink numbers!

    Thx for the upload.

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  • I used to play this song all the time, one of my favorites

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  • Yeah... Waters never wished Syd Barret were here.

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    • You dont know what the hell you are talking about.
      Go back to whatever venues you get your fantasies from and keep talking that garbage to whoever is high enough to think you know something about it.

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  • awesome song, however, all the f*ggots have to do is stop putting "IT" in where the toxins are disposed of. IDIOT F*GGOTS.

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