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Often festivals are not as good as the bands best individual group videos.  From this page, Festival Express, the Blues Festival and Woodstock are our favorites.

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Blues Festival on DVD 

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Reelin’ In The Years Productions, in association with Experience Hendrix, bring you the American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 Volumes One & Two. The AFBF was an annual event that featured the cream of American blues musicians barnstorming their way across western Europe every fall from 1962 through 1966. Recorded live in a small TV studio in Germany, these historic and unseen performances have been lost for nearly 40 years. 

Filmed with superb camera work and pristine sound, each DVD contains 18 complete performances from the greatest blues musicians of all time. Captured during their heyday in an era of scant video documentation, these DVDs are truly one of the most unique and precious visual documents of the blues.

The American Folk Blues Festivals featured a dazzling array of talent that included such greats as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson playing alongside other legends such as T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Slim and Big Mama Thornton to create the most significant group of blues artists ever assembled!

Other DVD features include photos and a booklet.  

The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. 1

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Tracks from Volume 1
Call Me When You Need Me (T-Bone Walker), Hootin' Blues (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee), The Blues Is Everywhere (Memphis Slim), I Can't Quit You Baby (Otis Rush), Another Night to Cry (Lonnie Johnson), Women Be Wise (Sippie Wallace), Hobo Blues (John Lee Hooker), Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd), Shakey's Blues (Walter 'Shakey' Horton), Hoodoo Man Blues (Junior Wells), Mean Stepfather (Big Joe Williams), Going Down to the River (Mississippi Fred McDowell), Weak Brain and Narrow Mind (Willie Dixon), Nine Below Zero (Sonny Boy Williamson), Spann's Blues (Otis Spann), Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters), Bye Bye Blues (Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon)

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The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Vol. 2

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Tracks from Volume 2
Songs: Bye Bye Bird, My Younger Days (Sonny Boy Williamson), Come On Home Baby (Sunnyland Slim), Nervous (Willie Dixon), Mojo Hand (Lightnin' Hopkins), Black Snake Blues (Victoria Spivey), Everyday I Have the Blues (Memphis Slim), Don't Throw Your Love on Me so Strong (T-Bone Walker), Tall Heavy Mama (Roosevelt Sykes), Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues (Willie Dixon), Murphy's Boogie (Matt "Guitar" Murphy), Stranger Blues (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee), Shake for Me, I'll Be Back Someday, Love Me Darlin (Howlin' Wolf), Down Home Shakedown (Big Mama Thornton)
 

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The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969, Vol. 3

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Tracks from Volume 3
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton), Gulfport Boogie (Roosevelt Sykes), Out of Sight (Buddy Guy), Feel So Good (Dr. Isaiah Ross), Flip, Flop & Fly (Joe Turner), All Night Long (Skip James), Crow Jane (Skip James), Got Sick & Tired (Bukka White), Death Letter Blues (Son House), Wild About You (Hound Dog Taylor), Wang Dang Doodle (Koko Taylor), Stranger Blues, Burnt Child (Afraid of Fire), Move Across the River (Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee), The Blues Ain't Nothin' But a Woman (Helen Humes)
Bonus tracks: Earl's Boogie (Earl Hooker), Long Distance Call, I Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters)
Photo gallery
Booklet with newly discovered photos 

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American Folk-Blues Festival: The British Tours 1963-1966

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Disc #1 -- The American Folk Blues Festival - The British Tours 1963-1966
1. Keep It To Yourself (1963) Sonny Boy Willamson [4:50]
2. Got My Mojo Working (1963) Muddy Waters [3:45]
3. Too Late To Cry (1963) Lonnie Johnson [5:05]
4. Baby Please Don't Go (1963) Big Joe Willams [3:11]
5. Bye Bye Bird (1964) Sonny Boy Willamson [3:08]
6. Getting Out of Town (1964) Sonny Boy Willamson [5:46]
7. Come Go With Me (1964) Lightinin' Hopkins [4:21]
8. Lingtnin's Blues (1964) Lightnin' Hopkins [3:35]
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do? (1964) Sugar Pie Desanto [2:23]
10. Rock Me Baby (1964) Sugar Pie Desanto [4:07]
11. Smokestack Lightning (1964) Howlin' Wolf [4:41]
12. Don't Laugh At Me (1964) Howlin' Wolf [4:34]
13. Oh Well, Oh Well (1966) Big Joe Turner [4:03]
14. What'd I Say (1966) Junior Wells [4:24]
1. Muddy Waters You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had (1964) [5:00]
2. Muddy Waters Blow Wind Blow (1964) [2:53]
3. Sister Rosetta Tharpe Didn't It Rain (1964) [4:46]
4. Sister Rosetta Tharpe Trouble In Mind (1964) [3:48]

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Bonnaroo 2003 on DVD 

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270 Miles from Graceland - Live from Bonnaroo 2003

Performances include:
Allman Brothers Band- Desdemona
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra- Talkatif
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones- Sleeper
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals- Temporary Remedy
Ben Kweller- Walk On Me
Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot
Jack Johnson- Mud Football
James Brown- I Feel Good
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon- William Powell
Medski Martin & Wood- Uninvisible
My Morning Jacket- Lowdown
Nickel Creek- I Should've Known Better
North Mississippi Allstars- Be So Glad
The Polyphonic Spree- It's the Sun
Robert Randolph & the Family Band- I Need More Love
Sonic Youth- Bull in the Heather
The Dead- Sugar Magnolia
The Roots- You Got Me
Tortoise- Tin Cans & Twine
Warren Haynes- Beautifully Broken
Widespread Panic- Papa Johnny Road
Yonder Mountain String Band- Mother's Only Son

The second disc includes performance schedules, interviews, backstage rehearsals, etc. 

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Bonnaroo 2002 on DVD 

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Live from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002

Performances include:
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade- Thela Hun Ginjeet - 
Dirty Dozen Brass Band- Ain't Nothin' But a Party 
Gov't Mule- Time to Confess
Drums & Tuba- Brain Liaters
Ween- Roses are Free
Col. Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains- Number Two
Ben Harper- Burn One Down - 
Widespread Panic- Blue Indian
Widespread Panic- Tall Boy 
Blind Boys of Alabama- Amazing Grace
Robert Randolph with Luther Dickinson- Good Times
Campbell Brothers- What's His Name
The Del McCoury Band- Cheek to Cheek With the Blues - 
Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer- B Song
The String Cheese Incident- Search
North Mississippi Allstars- Sugartown
Jack Johnson- Rodeo Clowns
Norah Jones- Nightingale
Jurassic 5- Countdown - 
The Del McCoury Band and DJ Logic- Swing Low
Galactic- Shibuya - 
Phil Lesh & Friends (w/Weir)- Sugar Magnolia, 
Phil Lesh & Friends (w/Weir)- Tennessee Jed
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe- Check Out Your Mind
Galactic and Little Rascals Brass Band- Buck It Like a Horse
Trey Anastasio- Push On 'Til the Day

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Concert for Bangla Desh

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Description
THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH was the first benefit concert of its kind in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause -- setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher purpose. Bob Geldof cited THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH as an inspiration for Live Aid and all that followed. 

The concert sold out Madison Square Garden, and along with the Grammy Award-winning triple-LP boxed set, and the feature film, has generated millions for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization around the world, as well as among other musicians and their fans. It is acknowledged as the inspiration and forerunner to the major global fundraising events of recent years. To quote the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan,"George and his friends were pioneers." 

All artists’ royalties from the sales of the DVD will go to UNICEF.

More Details:
First time available on DVD. 
2-disc package, including the original 99-minute film restored and remixed in 5.1. 
Plus 72 minutes of extras featuring a 45-minute documentary The Concert For Bangladesh Revisited 2005 with George Harrison and friends, about the background to the two shows with exclusive interviews and contributions from United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Sir Bob Geldof. 

Also includes previously unseen performances: "If Not For You," featuring George and Bob Dylan from rehearsals, "Come On In My Kitchen," featuring George, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell at the sound check, and a Bob Dylan performance from the afternoon show of "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" not included in the original film. 


Color/approximately 172 minutes. 

 
Deluxe-limited edition SKU based on the original 1972 album package also includes 60-page booklet, reproduction of Harrison ’s hand-written lyrics for the song "Concert For Bangladesh," 10 belly-banded postcards, static-cling sticker, and a reprint of the original poster. 
Capitol/EMI will release a remixed and remastered version of the audio on CD. 
Star studded, high-profile world premiere event hosted by UNICEF, in Los Angeles. 
American Public Television pledge special in December. 

Order: CD | DVD | Deluxe

Bangla Desh Deluxe DVD
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

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Product Description
The second Crossroads Guitar Festival - a day-long concert featuring legendary music & collaborations - was held on July 28, 2007 to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Filmed in HD, this two disc DVD features over four hours of historic performances from that day. Since it's inception, Eric Clapton's vision for the festival has been to create an event where his friends & contemporaries can have fun & jam together for the benefit of a good cause. 
Disc 1
INTRODUCTION Bill Murray
UBERESSO Sonny Landreth
HELL AT HOME Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton
MAHARINA John McLaughlin
ROSIE Doyle Bramhall II
OUTSIDE WOMAN BLUES Doyle Bramhall II
LITTLE BY LITTLE Susan Tedeschi with The Derek Trucks Band
ANYDAY The Derek Trucks Band
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED - Johnny Winter with The Derek Trucks Band
NOBODYSOUL Robert Randolph & The Family Band
POOR JOHNNY The Robert Cray Band
DIRTY WORK AT THE CROSSROADS Jimmie Vaughan with The Robert Cray Band
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD - Hubert Sumlin with The Robert Cray Band & Jimmie Vaughan
PAYING THE COST TO BE THE BOSS B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band with Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin
ROCK ME BABY - B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band with Jimmie Vaughan & Hubert Sumlin
SWEET THING Vince Gill
COUNTRY BOY Albert Lee with Vince Gill
IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY - Sheryl Crow with Vince Gill & Albert Lee
TULSA TIME - Sheryl Crow with Eric Clapton, Vince Gill & Albert Lee
BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN - Willie Nelson with Vince Gill & Albert Lee
ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill & Albert Lee

Disc 2
BELIEF John Mayer
GRAVITY John Mayer
DON T WORRY BABY Los Lobos
MAS Y MAS Los Lobos
CAUSE WE VE ENDED AS LOVERS Jeff Beck
BIG BLOCK Jeff Beck
TELL THE TRUTH Eric Clapton
ISN T IT A PITY Eric Clapton
LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES Eric Clapton
WHO DO YOU LOVE Robbie Robertson with Eric Clapton
PRESENCE OF THE LORD Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton
CAN T FIND MY WAY HOME Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton
HAD TO CRY TODAY Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton
DEAR MR. FANTASY Steve Winwood
CROSSROADS Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB Buddy Guy
DAMN RIGHT I VE GOT THE BLUES Buddy Guy
SWEET HOME CHICAGO Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, John Mayer, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan & Johnny Winter

Press Release
Three years ago, Eric Clapton assembled a who's who of guitar masters for the first Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising funds for the Crossroads Centre, Antigua, a chemical dependency treatment and education facility Clapton founded. The sold-out show yielded a double-DVD that has been certified platinum eight times on the way to becoming one of the worlds' top-selling music DVDs.

In a second stunning effort earlier this year, Clapton invited old friends and new for the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. The all-star cast featured Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, Doyle Bramhall II, and more. Rhino Entertainment captured every angle with a two-DVD set chronicling that scorching summer day in Chicago with CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007 FROM CHICAGO.

Filmed in HD, the DVDs contain four hours of legendary musicians performing alone and jamming together, along with remarkable footage taken backstage at this six-string summit. Clapton says he created the event so his friends and contemporaries could have fun and play together for a good cause. "The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform onstage," he explains. "The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect."

With 38 tracks, CROSSROADS showcases a wide range of artists from rock, country, jazz, and blues including performances by jazz fusionist John McLaughlin, roots rocker Albert Lee, Chicago blues legend Hubert Sumlin, hit-making singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, Texas bluesman Jimmie Vaughan, slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, Latin rockers Los Lobos, and country star Vince Gill.

A seminar for guitar fanatics, Clapton's set paid tribute to his close friend George Harrison with "Isn't It A Pity" and revisited Derek & The Dominos with "Tell The Truth." Jeff Beck delivered a mind-blowing instrumental set with "Big Block." The Robert Cray Band was joined by Vaughn, Sumlin and B.B. King for "Sitting On Top Of The World," "Rock Me Baby," and "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss"; while young gun John Mayer flexed his skills with "Belief" and "Gravity."

The concert provided plenty of impressive guitar heroics with some of the world's best guitarists jamming together. Young phenom and member of The Allman Brothers Band, Dereks Trucks, battled legendary bluesman Johnny Winters on slide guitar during a rollicking version of Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited." Robbie Robertson made a rare stage appearance playing with Clapton on Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." Performing together live for the first time in 25 years, Blind Faith band mates Steve Winwood and Clapton soared through a set that included "Presence Of The Lord," "Dear Mr. Fantasy," "Had To Cry Today" and "Crossroads." The Chicago show ended on a fitting note with Chicago-blues icon Buddy Guy playing a set featuring him solo and leading an all-star jam on "Sweet Home Chicago" that included Clapton, Cray, Mayer, Sumlin, Vaughan, and Winter.

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Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD

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Crossroads Guitar Festival

In June 2004, some of the greatest living guitar players and their bands gathered at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, for a three-day festival to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. It was the ultimate concert for any music lover, featuring one legend after the other: Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, James Taylor, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Santana, ZZ Top, and many more. This 2-DVD set beautifully documents the event and contains over 4 hours of content. 
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Concert for George on DVD

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Concert for George

From the back cover:
Filmed on November 29, 2002, before a sold-out audience at Royal Albert Hall in London, The Concert For George is a beautifully filmed, joyous celebration of some of the most significant music of the 20th Century. Friends including Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ravi & Anoushka Shankar, the cast of Monty Python and other artists who worked with George Harrison throughout his lifetime, present his music in a special concert to commemorate the first anniversary of his passing. 

This 2 DVD set includes the full 2 hour & 40 minute concert and the 1 hour 40 minute documentary filmed in high definition by David Leland ("Band Of Brothers") featuring concert footage and interviews with the artists about George's life and music. Documentary produced by Ray Cooper, Olivia Harrison and Jon Kamen.

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Live at Knebworth on DVD

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Live at Knebworth Parts 1 2 & 3 

Knebworth, Hertfordshire, June 30, 1990. 120,000 fans gathered for an historic concert event to aid the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. 

Performers include Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Status Quo, Tears For Fears and Cliff Richard & The Shadows. 

The 2002 DVD edition features a new 5.1 Dolby Surround and DTS sound mix.

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Monterey Pop Festival on DVD 

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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - Criterion Collection (1967)

The three disc reissue of the Monterey Pop Festival has some great material, but it is not cheap :( 

The 60 page liner notes include essays, credits, photos, and more.

DISC ONE: Non musical extra's

DISC TWO: "Jimi Plays Monterey" and "Shake! Otis at Monterey" 

DISC THREE: "Monterey Pop -- The Outtake Performance" Two hours of performances not included in the original film. Buffalo Springfield, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Blues Project, The Byrds, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Country Joe and the Fish, The Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and The Who.

 

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Night at the Family Dog

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Night at the Family Dog

Filmed on location at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco in September, 1970, the show captures the heyday and diversity of the San Francisco sound with three of the most well known bands to emerge from the scene: Santana, who would release their second album at the end of 1970; The Grateful Dead, including original band member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who were making a name for themselves with their jam-filled performances; and Jefferson Airplane, who were at the time the biggest of the bands from the area.

Incident At Neshabur - Santana
Soul Sacrifice - Santana
Hard To Handle - Grateful Dead
China Cat Sunflower - Grateful Dead
I Know You Rider - Grateful Dead
The Ballad of You And Me And Pooneil - Jefferson Airplane
Eskimo Blue Day - Jefferson Airplane
Super jam featuring members of Sanata, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane

Part two of the series - Go Ride The Music

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Festival Express on DVD 

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Festival Express
A documentary film of the "Trans-Continental Pop Festival" tour from June and July 1970. The movie includes performances, interviews, jam sessions on the tour train and more. 

Original Movie
Casey Jones - Grateful Dead
Don't Ease Me In - Grateful Dead
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Slippin' and Slidin' - The Band
Goin' Down the Road - Delaney & Bonnie and others
Traditional Country Song - Buddy Cage and others
Baby Here I Come - Buddy Guy & Rick Danko
Better Take Jesus' Hand (1st version)  Jerry Garcia & Sylvia Tyson
Comin' Home Baby - Mashmakan
Money - Buddy Guy
Lazy Day - Flying Burrito Bros
The Weight - The Band
Cry Baby - Janis Joplin
I Can't Do It Baby - Buddy Guy & Jerry Garcia
Ain't No More Cane - Rick Danko & Janis and others
Soul Jam - Buddy Guy & Rick Danko
Sunshine of Your Love - Ensemble
Rock & Roll is Here to Stay - Sha Na Na
CC Rider - Ian & Sylvia & The Great Speckled Bird
New Speedway Boogie - Grateful Dead
I Shall Be Released - The Band
Tell Mama - Janis Joplin
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Better Take Jesus' Hand (2nd version) - New Riders of the Purple Sage

Bonus disc with DVD
Hard to Handle - Grateful Dead
Easy Wind - Grateful Dead
Move Over - Janis Joplin
Kozmic Blues - Janis Joplin
Hoochie Coochie Man - Buddy Guy
As Years Go By - Mashmakhan
Thirsty Boots - Eric Anderson
Tears of Rage - Ian & Sylvia
Child's Song - Tom Rush
Thirteen Questions - Seatrain

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Woodstock on DVD 

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Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music (The Director's Cut) 

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. 

This new DVD version film includes 40 minutes of additional footage.

This video offers some of world class performances from many artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Still Nash & Young, Santana,  Alvin Lee's Ten Years After as some of the highlights.

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