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Concerts for the People of Kampuchea is a double album from Wings, The Who, Queen, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, The Clash, The Specials, and many more artists of the highlights from the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea held at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK to raise money for the victims of war-torn in Cambodia. It has yet to be released on CD.
The album starts with four songs from The Who (culled from a 3-hour set list) and finishes with three songs from Wings and three from the all-star line-up called Rockestra. The best of the concerts was also released as a film.
Rockestra was a Paul McCartney-led supergroup of at least thirty English rockers. The credited list appears at the bottom of the back cover of the LP. The name was first given to an assemblage of famous rock stars that were brought together by McCartney for the final Wings album, 1979's Back to the Egg. The supergroup—which consisted of Wings, John Paul Jones and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, Ronnie Lane of The Faces, Kenney Jones and Pete Townshend of The Who, and Hank Marvin of The Shadows—recorded two McCartney compositions, the instrumental "Rockestra Theme" and "So Glad to See You Here".
Then, McCartney and Kurt Waldheim re-assembled Rockestra for a series of benefit concerts for the people of Cambodia (also known as Kampuchea), suffering from the reign of Pol Pot. This time, Rockestra consisted of, among others, Wings, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, Robert Plant, Rockpile, James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Townshend. Hank Marvin was not available and David Gilmour for tax reasons had to decline, as he was with the rest of Pink Floyd in Los Angeles, California, where they had just finished recording The Wall and were in the midst of rehearsing for an upcoming concert tour to begin in February 1980.
- "Baba O'Riley" (Pete Townshend) – 5:12
- "Sister Disco" (Townshend) – 5:16
- "Behind Blue Eyes" (Townshend) – 3:46
- "See Me, Feel Me" (Townshend) – 5:49
- Tracks 1–4 performed by The Who
- "The Wait" (Hynde / Farndon) – 3:28
- "Precious" (Hynde) – 3:23
- "Tattooed Love Boys" (Hynde) – 3:18
- Tracks 5–7 Performed by The Pretenders
- "The Imposter" (Elvis Costello) – 2:10
- Performed by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
- "Crawling from the Wreckage" (Parker) – 3:02
- Performed by Rockpile
- "Little Sister" (Pomus / Sherman) – 3:33
- "Now I'm Here" (Brian May) – 6:49
- Performed by Queen
- "Armagideon Time" (Bennett) – 4:15
- Performed by The Clash
- "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" (Dury / Jankel) – 4:30
- Performed by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
- "Monkey Man" (Hibbert) – 2:26
- Performed by The Specials
- "Got to Get You into My Life" (Lennon–McCartney) – 2:57
- "Every Night" (Paul McCartney) – 4:17
- "Coming Up" (McCartney) – 4:08
- Tracks 15–17 Performed by Wings
- "Lucille" (Collins / Penniman) – 3:03
- "Let It Be" (Lennon / McCartney) – 4:12
- "Rockestra Theme" (McCartney) – 2:30 (*)
- Tracks 18–20 performed by the Rockestra
- Piano: Paul McCartney
- Keyboards: Linda McCartney, Tony Ashton, Gary Brooker
- Guitars: Denny Laine, Laurence Juber, James Honeyman-Scott, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremner, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant
- Bass: Paul McCartney, Bruce Thomas, Ronnie Lane, John Paul Jones
- Drums, Percussion: Steve Holley, Kenney Jones, Tony Carr, Morris Pert, Speedy Acquaye, John Bonham
- Horns: Howie Casey, Steve Howard, Thaddeus Richard, Tony Dorsey
- Vocals: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Lane, Bruce Thomas, Robert Plant
|US Billboard 200||36|
|US Cashbox albums chart||31|
|US Record World albums chart||31|
|1981||Little Sister||US BillboardTop Tracks||8|