Artist: U2

Date: 2008-02-22

Location: The Late Late Show - Ballad of Ronnie Drew

Medium: DVD

Equipment / Source: TV


OK, first of all A VERY BIG THANX to my friend u2_neat who uploaded in private for me, this beautiful dvd. It's a direct DVB capture, great digital audio/video quality. It's only the Ronniew Drew related material (live performance and very interesting interviews) and not the full Late Late show. Enjoy and share guys. All the best from Hellas!

On 19 February 2008, a song was released called "The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" performed by a number of famous Irish musicians including the members of U2, Sinead O'Connor, Christy Dignam of Aslan, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead, Irish Trad band Kila, Christy Moore, Andrea Corr, Moya Brennan, Shane McGowan, Bob Geldof, Damien Dempsey, Gavin Friday,Iona Green, Jerry Fish, Paul Brady, Paddy Casey, Mick Pyro (of Republic of Loose), Mundy, Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Jack L, Eleanor Shanley, Mary Black, Declan O'Rourke and Mary Coughlan, as well as The Dubliners and The Chieftains. The single was written to originally include Ronnie himself but was changed to be a tribute to him as his health is declining. The single will be available for digital download from 22 February, and as a CD in shops from the 29 February. All proceeds from sale of the single are to go to The Irish Cancer Society at the request of Ronnie Drew himself.[4]

The song was performed live on The Late Late Show on 22nd February with Ronnie Drew in attendance as an audience member, and entered the Irish Single Charts at #2.

Video Stream:
Type: Interlaced MPEG2
Bitrate: 9.800 Mbps
Framerate: 25.000 Hz
Resolution: 720x576
Aspect ratio: 4x3
Audio Stream:
Type: Dolby Digital (AC3)
Bitrate: 256 Kbps
Number of main channels: 2
LFE Channel: None
Sampling Frequency: 48khz
Bits Per Sample: 16


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