I recently bought the amnesty international RELEASED! Human Rights Concerts CDs. Happy that stuff was made available.

However, years and years ago, they released an album called "The Secret Policeman's (Other) Ball". It was available on CD a little while, but I missed it. Now copies if it sell at 100 € in Germany.

Does any kind soul own it and can make it available?
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Ok, I just looked it up and it appears Bruce did not play at this show which explains why I don't have it. lol   I hope this helps.


Here is some info from wiki: The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. It was the second of many shows to bear the celebrated "Secret Policeman's" title that became the iconic series known informally as The Secret Policeman's Balls.

1981 - The Secret Policeman's Other Ball[edit]

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event.

Cleese focused on broadening the comedic talent to be presented at the show. In addition to the Amnesty show stalwarts drawn from the Oxbridge/Monty Python/Beyond The Fringe orbit, he invited newcomers such as Rowan Atkinson's colleagues from the BBC TV show Not the Nine O'Clock News including Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones; comedian Victoria Wood and regional comic Jasper Carrott. Lewis secured a return appearance by Billy Connolly and a debut appearance by "alternative" comedian Alexei Sayle who Lewis had recently discovered and was managing.

Building on the success of Pete Townshend's 1979 appearance Lewis recruited other rock musicians to perform at the 1981 show including Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Donovan and Bob Geldof.

The show was presented at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on four consecutive nights on 9–12 September 1981.

Cleese invited theatre director Ron Eyre to co-direct the show with him. Walker secured funds to have the show filmed (at Lewis’ suggestion) by new wave filmmaker Julien Temple. For the first time an Amnesty show was filmed with a full 35 mm film crew. The resulting film was released in the UK by UIP in March 1982. It became a commercial success on both its theatrical release and its subsequent home video release.

Two record albums were also released by Springtime/Island Records. One featured highlights of the comedy material, while the other featured the musical performances. In addition to the movies and albums, Methuen published a large coffee-table book edited by Lewis and Walker, featuring transcripts of the sketches from the show, photographs and some specially written comedic notes by Michael Palin and Terry Jones.


You can get it on VHS & DVD on Amazon: 


There is also a clone by Rhino Records.: http://www.discogs.com/Various...usic/release/1205205 

It's also on iTunes:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjs9Y6egd3JAhXJGR4KHYCfAPsQFggqMAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fsecret-policemans-ball%2Fid507444288%3Fmt%3D2&usg=AFQjCNFJp7_4DPfecln4urDCY2CsHrzd9g&sig2=Q2Tk4aK8MDMPM1jjspZrKA


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