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USA For Africa - We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song flac album

USA For Africa - We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song flac album Performer: USA For Africa
Title: We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Ballad
Released: 2005
Country: US
MP3 album: 1468 mb
FLAC album: 1241 mb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: APE WMA MMF MP2 AHX MPC WAV
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop

We Are the World" is a charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of fewer than 30 retail singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

We Are the World is a 1985 album that contains USA for Africa's "We Are the World", a superstar charity recording for famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. In addition to the title track, the album includes nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (a rendition of Jimmy Cliff's obscure "Trapped" recorded live at Meadowlands Arena on their Born in the .

Top Tape, Image Entertainment. We Are The World ‎(Laserdisc, 8", NTSC).

He called in Michael Jackson to write the song with Richie and Wonder, and word of the collaboration quickly spread throughout the highest reaches of the music industry. He ultimately contributed a track to the full length album that accompanied the single, but Huey Lewis took his solo on We Are the World. The sessions continued for nearly 12 hours, and by 8 . the following morning only Jones and Richie remained in the studio.

We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super-group United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. We Are the World" opens with Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner and Billy Joel singing the first verse. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross follow, completing the first chorus together.

2010: The United in Song music collection demonstrated the amazing potential we hold when we unite for the good of all. More. Meet some of the artists, activists, and humanitarians behind We Are the World and USA for Africa! More.

Sales of this DVD benefit USA For Africa. In 1985, the music industry and the world came together in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity in response to the tragic famine wreaking havoc in Africa at the time. The biggest names in music checked their egos at the door to create what was and still is a worldwide phenomenon. We are the world was created to raise the necessary funds to help Ethiopia, which back in 1985 was suffering the consequences of unusual lack of rain and political decisions that did not advance the needs of its people.

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1-1 Various We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song
1-2 USA For Africa We Are The World (Music Video)
Conductor – Quincy JonesHandclaps – Cathy Worthington, Elaine Phillinganes, Greg Phillinganes, James Ingram, Khaliq Glover, Marcel East, Mark Ross , Steve Ray*Performer – David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Humberto Gatica, Ian Underwood, John Barnes, John Robinson , Louis Johnson, Michael Omartian, Michael Melvoin*, Paulinho Da Costa, Tom BahlerProgrammed By [Oberheim-8] – Marcus RylesProgrammed By [Synclavier] – Kevin Maloney, Mark Ross Programmed By [Synthesizer] – John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroVocals – Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Bob Geldof, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Dan Aykroyd, Hall & Oates*, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Harry Belafonte, Huey Lewis & The News, Jackie Johnson, James Ingram, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, La Toya Jackson, Lindsey Buckingham, Lionel Richie, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, The Pointer Sisters*, Randy Jackson, Ray Charles, Sheila E., Smokey Robinson, Steve Perry, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Tito Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
Bonus Tracks
1-3 Michael Jackson Michael's Guide Vocals
1-4 Various Recording The Chorus
1-5 Various Sha-la Background Chorus
1-6 Various Day-O
1-7 Various Recording The Solos
1-8 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Solos
1-9 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Solos
1-10 Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross Stevie And Diana
1-11 Various Karaoke Track
2-1 Various 10th Anniversary Special - "One Song Many Hands"
2-2 USA For Africa We Are The World (The "Live Aid" Performance)
Bonus Tracks
2-3 Various American Music Awards
2-4 Various Grammys
2-5 Various Recording The Solos
2-6 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Solos
2-7 Quincy Jones Quincy Conducting
2-8 Various Stevie & The Producers
2-9 Various Photo Gallery

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – United Support Of Artists For Africa
  • Copyright (c) – USA For Africa

Credits

  • Co-producer [DVD Co-producer] – Marcia Thomas
  • Executive-Producer – Ken Kragen, Ken Yates
  • Executive-Producer [DVD Executive Producer] – Ken Kragen
  • Film Director – Tom Trbovich
  • Narrator – Jane Fonda
  • Producer – Craig Golin, Howard G. Malley
  • Producer [DVD Associate Producer] – Debbie Slavin
  • Producer [DVD Produced By] – Paul Brownstein
  • Video Editor – Charley Randazzo

Notes

20th Anniversary Special Edition

Program Content: © 1985 United Support Of Artists For Africa. All rights reserved.

Compilation and Bonus material: © 2004 USA For Africa. All Rights Reserved.

Color/Program: 52 Mins., Bonus Features: 206 Mins.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 00116
  • Barcode: 828766660197

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
60475 USA For Africa We Are The World - The Video Event ‎(VHS, NTSC) RCA / Columbia Pictures Home Video 60475 US 1985
EN 1021-0 USA For Africa We Are The World (A História Por Trás Da Música) ‎(2xDVD-V, S/Edition, NTSC) Top Tape, Image Entertainment EN 1021-0 Brazil Unknown
0602527152424 USA For Africa We are the world, the story behind the song ‎(2xDVD-V, PAL) Universal Music DVD Video 0602527152424 Europe 2004
MVP 99 1106 2 USA For Africa We Are The World - The Video Event ‎(VHS, PAL, Hi-) Picture Music International MVP 99 1106 2 UK 1985
USA2636DVD USA For Africa We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song ‎(2xDVD-V, NTSC) Image Entertainment USA2636DVD US 2005