No nuclear energy/weapons is a really hippy cause, and by the mid Live Aid eighties the music business was a different corporate beast.
The album is a real period piece - no one is going to sing songs like Jesse Colin Young's Get Together or Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' during an event like this again without a huge dollop of cynicism being attached to it.
I do love this album though. The highlights are many and evenly distributed over the six sides:
- Bonnie Raitt
- Jackson Browne
- James Taylor with and without The Doobie Brothers
- Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band
- Chaka Khan
- Jesse Colin Young's aforementioned naive Get Together