[Slowhand] Secret Policeman's Balls - a 3 disc DVD set to be released in North America

John Walasko jwalasko at telus.net
Tue Dec 2 13:24:29 EST 2008

Hi everybody,

A news item courtesy thedigitalbits.com:

Shout! Factory has just announced a VERY cool 3-disc DVD release: The
Secret Policeman's Balls, due in stores on 1/27 (SRP $39.99)! Those of
you familiar with these live U.K. fundraisers for Amnesty
International will know that they've featured an amazing array of
musical and comedy talent over the years, including Monty Python,
Beyond the Fringe, Rowan Atkinson, Jennifer Saunders, Hugh Laurie,
Pete Townshend, Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Peter Gabriel,
Donovan, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Kate Bush, Joan Armatrading, Eric
Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins.

The set includes FIVE complete classic Balls, including Pleasure at
Her Majesty's (1976), The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979), The Secret
Policeman's Other Ball (1981), The Secret Policeman's Third Ball
(1987) and The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989), along with the
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? documentary, introductions
and audio commentaries by series co-creator Martin Lewis, ultra-rare
and never-before-seen sequences and performances, and TV spots,
trailers and news footage from the events.

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