12th April 1996 @ Carnegie Hall New York City, NY
1. It's A Lovely Day - Sting, Elton John, James Taylor 2. They Can't Take That Away From Me - James Taylor 3. [Flute solo by Andrea Griminelli] 4. Come Rain Or Come Shine - Don Henley 5. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Elton John 6. [Piano solo by Katia & Marielle Labeque] 7. [Sting on classical piano with Labeque sisters] 8. [Elton John on classical piano with Labeque sisters] 9. [Classical guitar solo by Paco Peña] 10. [Speech by Franca Sciuto, chairman of the Rainforest Foundation] 11. Maria [instrumental] - Kenny Kirkland, Brandford Marsalis 12. My One And Only Love - Sting 13. Chello Solo - Mstislav Rostropovich 14. Swan Song From Swan Lake - Mstislav Rostropovich, Labeque sisters, Paco Peña, Fernandez & Spanish Dancers
15. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot - Sting 16. [Comedy entertainment by Robin Williams] 17. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John 18. Live Like Horses - Elton John 19. Shower The People - James Taylor 20. Shed A Little Light - Elton John, Sting, James Taylor 21. Heart Of The Matter - Don Henley 22. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting 23. Take Me Higher - Diana Ross 24. Reach Out And Touch - Diana Ross 25. I Will Survive - Diana Ross 26. Baby Love/ Stop In The Name Of Love/ Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross w/ Elton John, Sting, Don Henley, James Taylor and Robin Williams on backing vocals as the "The Chicken Supremes" The theme of this years annual Rainforest benefit was "A Breath of Fresh Air" and included much classical music.
Performing at this benefit concert were: Sting, Elton John, Don Henley, James Taylor, Robin Williams and Diana Ross. The first half of the show consisted mostly of classical music performed by flutist Andrea Griminelli, pianist Katie & Marielle Labeque, guitarist Paco Peña, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and Branford Marsalis. Sting opened the second half with Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot with 46-piece gospel choir. The finale included Diana Ross joined by "The Chicken Supremes": Don Henley, James Taylor, Robin Williams, Elton John and Sting (all dressed in long pink gloves and sunglasses). They performed hilarious versions of Baby Love, Stop In The Name Of Love and You Can't Hurry Love. The backing band included: Butch Thomas, Clark Gayton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Darryl Jones, Dominic Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis and Branford Marsalis. The party at the end of the show was followed by an action. Elton John outbided everyone for "a Yoga lesson with Sting". The event raised $1.5 million for the Rainforest Foundation.