With artists like Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, U2 and Sting, 'Get Up! Stand Up! Highlights From The Human Rights Concerts 1986 - 1998', a retrospective double album on the Amnesty International benefit concerts, isn't really about world music (though you will find a few nice tracks by Third World, Ruben Blades and Youssou N'Dour in the track list), but looking at the inspiration for the music on these two discs, shouldn't "music for a better world" equal world music? For the thirtysomethings among you this compilation offers a nostalgic look back at the music scene of the nineteen eighties (and to a lesser extent that of the nineteen nineties). The search for where and when it all started and where Bob Geldof got his inspiration for Live Aid (1985) always leads back to the Secret Policeman's Ball (long-running series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for the human rights organization Amnesty International. The shows started out in 1976 primarily as comedy galas featuring popular British comedic performers and later expanded to include leading musical performers), but the extensive liner notes that come with this compilation will tell you the whole story. The same compilation is also available on DVD with all proceeds going to Amnesty International.