Highlights: Pink Floyd reunion, U2 & Paul McCartney doing "Sgt. Pepper"
What went right: the packaging is neat and well-organized, the sound and video quality are outstanding, and the price is very reasonable ($45 US at Best Buy) for 10+ hours of music on 4 discs
* Canada got short-changed (although there's a dedicated disc, available separately), as only Bryan Adams, Jet (who are they?) and Neil Young were included
* the London portion included too many opening acts for the U2 tour, while more major acts could've been in their places
* too much camera on Paula Abdul dancing off to the side of the stage (during Stevie Wonder's set?)
* international superstars, such as Shakira, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, are included as extras, while lesser-knowns are featured on the 4th disc from Edinburgh
Returned from Live Aid:
Rumored but didn't make it:
Spice Girls (Victoria Adams did attend with David Beckham though)
Who should've stayed home:
Technically, Will Smith was home in Philly, but he was far more effective as a presenter than a rapper
Who didn't get enough play:
Only one song by Green Day from Berlin
Who got too much:
Robbie Williams is huge in the UK, and some other countries, but is barely a blip in the US…his entire set was included
All and all, well worth getting and would make a great Christmas gift. It makes up for the abominable TV coverage in North America, although AOL actually did a reasonable job from their end.