GET UP STAND UP

Live 10 Dec 1998 version


[Concert presenter (spoken intro):] We're here with Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen and Youssou N'Dour!

All:Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Peter Gabriel:Preacher man don't tell me heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know what life is really worth
Youssou N'Dour:Not all that glitters is gold, half the story has never been told
Now you see the light, get up for your right

All:Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Tracy Chapman:Most people think a great god will come from the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
But if you knew what life is worth, you will look to yours on earth
And now you see the light, stand up for your right, yeah

All:Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Bruce Springsteen:We're sick and tired of your ism-skism game, I'm going to heaven in-a Jesus name
We know when we understand almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light, come on and stand up for our rights, yeah

All:Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight
Get Up, stand up, stand up for your rights
Get Up, stand up, don't give up the fight

Youssou N'Dour:We yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh
Youssou N'Dour:We yoh yoh yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh yoh yoh
Youssou N'Dour:We yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh
Youssou N'Dour:We yoh yoh yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh yoh yoh
Youssou N'Dour:We yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh
Youssou N'Dour:We yoh yoh yoh
Gabriel, Chapman, and Springsteen:We yoh yoh yoh
Youssou N'Dour:Don't give up the fight
Peter Gabriel:Stand up for your –
Youssou N'Dour:Don't give up the fight
Peter Gabriel:Stand up for your –
Youssou N'Dour:Don't give up the fight
Peter Gabriel:Stand up for your –
All:Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Don't give up the fight
Youssou N'Dour:Yes

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 10 Dec 1998 performance of GET UP STAND UP at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, during a benefit show for the Amnesty International Foundation. The song was performed with Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour.

The 10 Dec 1998 Show

Following a successful court case settled in London earlier that day, Bruce Springsteen flew to Paris on 10 Dec 1998 where he joined the cast of performers for a benefit show for the Amnesty International Foundation commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (UDHR). The concert took place at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy in Paris and was broadcast on French TV. Springsteen's appearance was not promoted (see poster and ticket scans below).

Promotional poster for the 10 Dec 1998 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Promotional poster for the 10 Dec 1998 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Ticket stub for the 10 Dec 1998 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
Ticket stub for the 10 Dec 1998 show at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

Springsteen first joined Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour on GET UP STAND UP, just like they did 10 year earlier during the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour, before performing a 4-song acoustic set of his own: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD, BORN IN THE U.S.A., WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY, and NO SURRENDER.

  1. GET UP STAND UP (with Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour)
  2. THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (solo)
  3. BORN IN THE U.S.A. (solo)
  4. WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY (solo)
  5. NO SURRENDER (solo)

BORN IN THE U.S.A. was performed twice due to equipment failure.

Official Releases

The 10 Dec 1998 show was partially released in 1999 on home video by Image Entertainment. Titled The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues..., the various artists home video includes the joint rendition of GET UP STAND UP, plus three Bruce Springsteen acoustic solo performances of NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY. The VHS (and U.S. LaserDisc) issues of this release run to 120 minutes. The DVD (and Japan LaserDisc) issues run to 172 minutes. In 2013 the same four songs (GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY) were also included on various CD and DVD releases benefiting Amnesty International.

Promotional ad for the U.S. release of
Promotional ad for the U.S. release of "The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues..." home video (taken from the 10 Apr 1999 issue of Billboard magazine)

Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

VHS - Image Entertainment (ID5635AM) - USA, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- Le Concert De Paris Pour Amnesty International: Le Combat Continue...
Various artists -- Le Concert De Paris Pour Amnesty International: Le Combat Continue...

VHS - Eagle Rock / Sony Music (EAG 627-8) - France, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

LD - Image Entertainment (ID5637AM) - USA, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

2xLD - Columbia (COLG-6234~5) - USA, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY. This Japan edition features two discs in a gatefold sleeve and runs to 172 minutes, while the U.S. edition consists of only one disc and runs to 120 minutes.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Image Entertainment (ID5636AMDVD) - USA, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Eagle Rock / ILC Music (EREDV065E) - UK, 1999
DVD - Eagle Rock (EREDV065E) - UK, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Eagle Rock (EREDV313) - Europe (made in Germany), 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Eagle Vision (MFDVD03032) - Spain, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Columnia (COBG-5016) - Japan, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...
Various artists -- The Paris Concert For Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues...

DVD - Image Entertainment (82) - Israel, 1999

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP and BORN IN THE U.S.A. The Israeli edition is a cut down version to 110 minutes only instead of the original 180 minutes found on the other issues of this release.
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988

2xCD - Shout! Factory (826663-13568) - USA, 2013

Includes the live 15 Oct 1988 versions of EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and CHIMES OF FREEDOM and the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of NO SURRENDER and GET UP STAND UP.
Various artists -- Get Up! Stand Up! Highlights From The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998
Various artists -- Get Up! Stand Up! Highlights From The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998

2xCD - Eagle Records (EDGCD505) - Europe (made in Germany), 2013
3xCD - Eagle Records / Ward Records (VQCD-10336/8) - Japan, 2013

Includes the live 15 Oct 1988 versions of BORN IN THE U.S.A. and I'M ON FIRE and the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of NO SURRENDER and GET UP STAND UP. The Japanese edition includes four bonus songs not available on the European edition, but none of these feature Bruce Springsteen.
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1998: Human Rights Now!
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1998: Human Rights Now!

2xCD - Eagle Records (EDGCD520) - Europe (made in Germany), 2013
2xCD - Eagle Records / Ward Records (VQCD-10359/0) - Japan, 2013

Includes the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY.
Various artists -- ¡Released! Highlights Of The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988
Various artists -- ¡Released! Highlights Of The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988

DVD - Shout! Factory ‎(826663-14648) - USA, 2013

Includes the live 15 Oct 1988 versions of EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and CHIMES OF FREEDOM, and the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of NO SURRENDER and GET UP STAND UP.
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988
Various artists -- ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1988

6xDVD - Shout! Factory ‎(826663-13562) - USA, 2013
6xDVD - Eagle Vision ‎(EREDV929) - Europe (made in Germany), 2013
6xDVD - Eagle Vision / Ward Records ‎(VQBD-10163/8) - Japan, 2013

Includes the live 15 Oct 1988 versions of EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, BORN IN THE U.S.A., I'M ON FIRE, THE RIVER, RAISE YOUR HAND, TWIST AND SHOUT, CHIMES OF FREEDOM, and GET UP STAND UP and the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of GET UP STAND UP, NO SURRENDER, BORN IN THE U.S.A., and WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY. Also includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen. The US and European editions have identical content. The Japanese edition includes four bonus songs not available on the US and European editions, but none of these feature Bruce Springsteen.
Various artists -- Get Up! Stand Up! Highlights From The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998
Various artists -- Get Up! Stand Up! Highlights From The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998

DVD - Eagle Vision ‎(EREDV981) - Europe (made in Germany), 2013
2xDVD - Eagle Vision / Ward Records (VQBD-10137/8) - Japan, 2013
2xDVD + 3xCD - Eagle Vision / Ward Records (VQBD-10135/6) - Japan, 2013

Includes the live 15 Oct 1988 versions of BORN IN THE U.S.A. and I'M ON FIRE and the live 10 Dec 1998 versions of NO SURRENDER and GET UP STAND UP. The Japanese edition includes four bonus songs not available on the European edition, but none of these feature Bruce Springsteen. The 2-DVD/3-CD issue of the Japanese edition includes the same tracks on both the DVDs and the CDs.

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The 10 Dec 1998 concert may have also been broadcast on radio, on other international TV stations, live... If you have any additions, comments, or corrections, please contact me via the below form or by email: . Please also contact me if you know of any other official releases containing portions of the 10 Dec 1998 show that are not mentioned on this page, or if you have any corrections to the above list of official releases. You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GET UP STAND UP on this website:

GET UP STAND UP [Live 15 Oct 1988 version]
GET UP STAND UP [Live 10 Dec 1998 version]
GET UP STAND UP [Original The Wailers version]

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