It's kind of grown into a better song than it ever was. But as a recording, as a production, I'm immensely proud of i. To acknowledge the artists and the folks who bought the album, he made sure that "Love from Band Aid" was emblazoned on many of the supplies, including vehicles. Geldof never glorified the relief effort. Asked if he was proud of his work to end hunger in a 1985 Radio Times interview, Geldof replied: "Not at all, It's exhausting and a total bore if you want to know truth. It's not fulfilling at all. I'm endlessly frustrated. Lynne from Malinta, OhIn the 1985 original video of Do They Know It's Christmas, who is the guy the camera zeros in on, who is singing the line, "where the only water flowing"? Tou from Fresno, CaThe intent of this song was to help Ethiopians. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks.
It was Christmas that year, surpassing all expectations. Artists featured in the recording included: George Michael, Boy George, Bono, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Paul Young, Bananarama, Paul Weller, Heaven 17, Ultravox, Sting, Kool & The Gang, Status Quo, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Big Country.
In the lower left corner is an outline image of a 'Feed the World' t-shirt. The text below reads: Official BAND AID - FEED THE WORLD T-shirt Send £. 0 c/o BAND AID Concert Publishing 166-198 Liverpool Road London N1 1LA. 'Feed the World' logo in bottom right corner. Track A is just titled on label A-side as "12" Mix".
The song's producer and co-writer, Midge Ure, may say, "It's no 'White Christmas,'" but the all-star '80s charity song captured a moment in time. Thirty-four years ago, on Nov. 25, 1984, new wave’s elite came together to record Do They Know It’s Christmas?, a now-legendary holiday benefit single for Ethiopian famine relief.
It's Christmas time There's no need to be afraid At Christmas time We let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty We can spread a smile of joy Throw your arms around the world At Christmas time. But say a prayer Pray for the other one Oh, at Christmas time it's hard But when you're having fun. (There's a) world outside your window And it's a world of dread and fear. Where the only water flowing Is the bitter sting of tears
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Although it suffered the same fate as the Phil Spector album (hitting shelves right after JFK was assassinated), The Beach Boys‘ original holiday song Little Saint Nick still managed to be a hit. The track is basically Little Deuce Coupe with different lyrics, but Little Saint Nick has actually managed to have a longer life span than the original. In 1984 Bob Geldof and Midge Ure had much of British rock elite come together to record a Christmas song to aid famine relief in Ethiopia. The one-time-only supergroup was comprised of Bono, Phil Collins, Boy George, Sting, George Michael and many others. The song was a massive hit and gave birth to Live Aid the next year, though 20 years later people are still puzzling over Bono’s line, Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you. View Complete List.
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade. And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time. But say a prayer and pray for the other ones. At Christmas time it's hard but while you're having fun. There's a world outside your window and it's a world of dread and fear.
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|FEED 112||Band Aid||Do They Know It's Christmas? (12", Single, Orl)||Phonogram||FEED 112||UK||1984|
|FEED 1||Band Aid||Do They Know It's Christmas? (7", Single, Sil)||Phonogram, Mercury||FEED 1||UK||1984|
|FEED 1||Band Aid||Do They Know It's Christmas? (7", Single, Bro)||Mercury, Phonogram||FEED 1||UK||1985|
|880 502-1||Band Aid||Do They Know It's Christmas? (12")||Mercury||880 502-1||Italy||1984|
|FEED 1||Band Aid||Do They Know It's Christmas? (7", Single, Pap)||Phonogram||FEED 1||Philippines||1984|