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  Band Aid (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name 'Band Aid' was chosen as a pun on the name of a well known brand of sticking plaster, since it also refers to musicians working as a band to provide aid.
In 2004, a third line-up, known as Band Aid 20, re-recorded the single for the 20th anniversary of the project.
The Band Aid 20 single was first played simultaneously on the The Chris Moyles Show (on BBC Radio One) and the breakfast shows on Virgin and Capital radio, at 8am on 16 November 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Band_Aid_20   (2620 words)

 Band Aid 20 - New Music - Peoplesound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
The Band Aid 20 track can now be downloaded, alongside the B side - the original 1984 recording - from the official download site.
Band Aid 20 sets new world record: fastest-ever rush-release from studio to fans, as 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' to be available as an official download from Thursday 18th November.
The original Band Aid version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' was recorded in London on November 25, 1984, and rush-released as a seven-inch vinyl single on December 7.
www.peoplesound.com /artist/band_aid_20   (390 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news | 'It's a pale imitation of a classic, but we'll still buy it'
Band Aid 20 had its first playing on Radio 1 yesterday and was met with a cool reception, just like its predecessor
The first public broadcast of the Band Aid 20 single yesterday met with a cool reception.
The original Band Aid single met with a similarly mixed reception on release.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,11711,1353020,00.html   (645 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news | It's the same old song, but with new stars - and a bit less chaos
Twenty years on, a new generation of rock, pop and RandB stars yesterday cast aside recording schedules and petty rivalries to reconvene Band Aid under the avuncular gaze of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, the songwriters and organisers who created a seminal moment in pop history and raised millions for famine relief in Africa.
The first Band Aid single raised £8m in aid for Africa and kick-started Live Aid, the global pop concert which raised more than £60m for charity.
He hoped Band Aid 20 would "fire the starting pistol for the year 2005" when Britain chairs G8 and holds the presidency of the European Union.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/news/story/0,11711,1351212,00.html   (1036 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Band Aid takes festive top spot
Band Aid 20 outsold its nearest rivals for the top spot, Kylie Minogue and Ronan Keating, by five to one.
Band Aid 20 was released 20 years after the original single, once again under the leadership of Midge Ure and Bob Geldof.
He said was he was "open to being persuaded" into doing Live Aid again, but that the idea would need a lot of debate to ensure it wasn't just a repeat.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4095227.stm   (496 words)

 musings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
The interesting thing about Band Aid 20 is not the squabble over who got to sing the Bono line, but the whole commentator industry that has sprung up around it.
A brief trawl through the internet and I find several blog entries about the song (here, here, here, and here) an amusing recount of what happened to Band Aids 3-19 (oddly, the 1989 SAW-stars collaboration seems to have been erased from charity record history) and the WDM's own slightly more po-faced rewritings of the lyrics.
If we give handouts every 20 years or so, then there's no need to feel bad about how cheap our unfairly traded food is. Not to mention that part of our economy is based on arms sales, often to despotic regimes who are not particularly interested in ensuring famine is eradicated.
www.rascal.uk.net /articles.bandaid20.htm   (819 words)

 Band Aid 20
20 years after the original recording, Midge Ure and Bob Geldof had decided that it was time to re-record the song for a third time.
Additional tracks added to the single are the original line-up, and a track recorded directly from the Live Aid concert at the finale.
This replaced cover has a similar feel to the original Band Aid release which was don by Peter Blake.
www.live-aid-dvd.com /gallery12.htm   (531 words)

 BandAidDilemma.net - Your conscience is clear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
You want this record to succeed, because you feel for the plight of the refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan and this project is funding aid projects on their behalf.
The acts on the list for this new disc so far cannot be said to be cutting edge like those on Band Aid 20, so it reeks of bandwagon-jumping and career-boosting in the most vile sense.
Band Aid 20 made sense because people weren't donating enough to help in Darfur, and probably still aren't.
www.bandaiddilemma.net   (521 words)

 Band Aid 20 Recording Takes Place
Read Band Aid 20 lyrics and list of who sang what.
The new Band Aid 20 charity single, a re-working of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ was recorded on Sunday (November 14) at Air Studios in North London.
On Saturday November 13 the core instrumentation of the track was recorded by a band comprised of Thom Yorke (pianos), Justin and Dan Hawkins (guitars) and Paul McCartney (bass), while the producer Nigel Godrich started to piece together previously recorded vocal contributions from Robbie Williams, Dido and Bono from U2.
www.xfm.co.uk /Article.asp?id=53812   (498 words)

 Cyn City: Band Aid 20
Producers of the new Band Aid single have chosen to use Bono's version of a controversial lyric from the song.
Madonna has lent her support to the new Band Aid single by recording an introduction to the song's music video.
The single will be titled Band Aid 20 to mark the 20th anniversary of the original song, which featured stars such as George Michael, Duran Duran and Phil Collins.
cyncity.typepad.com /cyn_city/2004/11/band_aid_20_oi_.html   (1186 words)

 Apple iTunes adds Band Aid 20 - for 79p   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
news submit to tell us that Apple has decided to start selling Band Aids 20 after refusing to but the single can now be bought for only 79 Pence.
Napster also said it would be keeping the price of the track at the retail price of £1.49 as requested by the charity band aid.
Looks like Apple will be selling more digital tracks of the band aid song this Christmas compared to its rivals..
www.cdfreaks.com /news2.php?ID=10995   (386 words)

 The Planet - Band Aid 20
The thing that amzes me is that Bono apparently fought long and hard to be able to sing the line "Tonight thank God it's them instead of you" for Band Aid 20..
For the Band Aid 20 single, due out on November 29, the star has changed his delivery of the line.
I also managed to here the band Aid 2 version a couple of times too (Jason Donovan singing "tonight thank god it's them" and Him out of Bros doing "Instead of you"?...
www.bluetights.net /theplanet/printthread.php?t=401   (826 words)

 The Sun Online - News: Band Aid: 20 years on
Stars including Rachel Stevens and Busted packed into a north London studio two decades after the first Band Aid project to make the single - hotly tipped to be the Christmas number one.
The new line-up - called Band Aid 20 because it is two decades since the original song was recorded - were shown a hard-hitting video of the 1984 Ethiopian famine before they recorded the famous "Feed the World" refrain.
Other stars who make up the Band Aid 20 line-up are: Keane, The Sugababes, Morcheeba singer Skye, Beverley Knight, jazz singer Katie Melua, Snow Patrol, former All Saint Shaznay Lewis, Rachel Stevens, The Thrills, Roisin Murphy of Moloko, Lemar, Estelle, Neil Hannon of Divine Comedy and Feeder.
www.thesun.co.uk /article/0,,2-2004530581,00.html   (437 words)

 Band Aid 20 - The Planet
I'm listening to Band Aid 20 "Do they know it's christmas" on it's first play on Radio 1...
whenever they try to recreate band aid they fail miserably, no matter who is involved.
After a few listens Band Aid 20 is a little easier on the ear (except maybe for Dizzy Rascal reciting his shopping list near the end
www.bluetights.net /theplanet/showthread.php?t=401   (816 words)

 NME.COM - News - BAND AID 20 FINISHED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
The recording of the BAND AID 20 single 'DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS has been completed by a host of stars in LONDON.
Since Friday, artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Justin Hawkins, Keane and Travis have been in Air Studio re-recording the song which was a hit 20 years ago.
U2 singer Bono was amongst the last musicians to record his part - he'll be re-recording the legendary line "Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of you" to the single, which is out later this month (November 29).
www.nme.com /news/110527.htm   (345 words)

 Band Aid 20 | Joeblade
I think the ‘Coventry Carol’ is probably a superior piece of music to Band Aid 20, when all’s said and done.
I’m told that the whooping and clapping at the end of the song is mostly Snow Patrol, so Band Aid 20 is at least notable for recording the band’s very first emotion.
It seems that Apple won’t be selling Band Aid 20 via the iTunes store - apparently they’re unhappy that they’d have to raise the price of the track from the usual 79p.
joeblade.com /101/band-aid-20   (1050 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | TV debut for Band Aid 20 single
The girl, now a young woman, was then introduced to the singers, many of whom were moved to tears.
The single, which also features Bono, Sugababes and Will Young, was made available to download from the internet on Thursday from a number of music services that will donate proceeds to the cause.
It is also being launched as a charity mobile phone ringtone with proceeds going to the Band Aid Trust, which is supporting food aid to the Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/4021819.stm   (758 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Do They Know It's Christmas?: Music: Band Aid 20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
Performed this time by Band Aid 20, so named because it is 20 years since the release of the original recording, the release also features the original recording from 1984.
When Bob was closing down the original trust in 1992, he said that the idea of Band Aid was to open the avenues of possibilities, and that in the future there must be new band aids, in different ways, which is whey this re-tread somewhat misses the point.
It's a very emotional watch and really pushes home the reason for the whole thing in the first place, unlike the recent display of 'talent', some of who couldn't even be bothered to turn up in person.
www.amazon.co.uk /Do-They-Know-Its-Christmas/dp/B0006I0S6C   (1082 words)

 X-Press Online: Band Aid 20
Live Aid is an emotional one-hour special which takes a behind the scenes look at the recording of the charity single Do They Know It's Christmas?
covered by Band Aid 20, which brought home the plight of famine victims in Africa to millions of people.
The CD is now available in stores and all proceeds go to the Band Aid trust to help fight the famine in Africa.
www.xpressmag.com.au /archives/001169.php   (165 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - 'Do They Know it's Christmas?' returns
The 1984 single raised millions for famine relief in Africa and led to Live Aid, as well as a number of similar efforts around the world.
It was followed the next July by Live Aid, a one-day concert on two continents that brought in more than $50 million.
The Band Aid tune also led to a similar single in the United States, USA For Africa's We are the World.
www.cbc.ca /arts/story/2004/10/20/bandaid041020.html   (1343 words)

 Blogcritics.org: "Band Aid 20" Now Recorded
The atmosphere was "a lot more relaxed than I expected", she says, adding she got "the biggest telling off ever" from her mum after referring to Band Aid as "that song".
The great Band Aid bandwagon is already in full motion, with Sir George Martin's recording studio in Hampstead, north London, a hive of activity.
im very sorry but they have ruined the band aid song if you compare the new with the old it sounds like a load of dying cats.In my oppinion they will nerver sell as many for the charity as they did the original they should just re-release the old one.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/11/15/194304.php   (2420 words)

 Torr: Band Aid 20
My promise to you: I will never mention Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, The Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, The Pixies, The Libertines.
You'd think that 20 years later they'd realize that not everyone in the world celebrates Christmas, and that most of the people the song will supposedly benefit are not even remotely Christian.
It's a bit twisted too when you realize that the monies raised are supposedly for the Sudanese.
www.torr.org /blog/2004/11/band-aid-20.html   (256 words)

 Band Aid 20 - FileFront Gaming Forums
Who from the UK (and elsewhere if it is available) has brought the band Aid 20 single?
For those who dont know what I am on about, it is Band Aid and 20 years ago they released a single at Christmas called Do They Know Its Christmas?
The original Band Aid song is brilliant though.
forums.filefront.com /showthread.php?t=163531   (1050 words)

 Band Aid 20 On Its Way
The new version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' has been completed and is on it's way for Christmas 2004.
The Bob Geldof / Midge Ure charity song written 20 years ago to raise money for the Band-Aid charity was re-recorded by a whole new array of today's stars in London on Sunday.
The new sessions featured Damon Albarn of Blur, Justin Hawkins from The Darkness, Robbie Williams, Jamelia, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Daniel Bedingfield and Paul McCartney.
www.undercover.com.au /news/2004/nov04/20041116_bandaid.html   (151 words)

 Band Aid 20 stays top (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-04)
Band Aid 20 stays top (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)
BAND Aid 20 kept a tight grip on its bid to be this year's Christmas number one after a second week at the top of the charts.
Watch, download or listen to the Band Aid 20 single (01/12/2004)
www.manchesteronline.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /entertainment/music/s/140/140065_band_aid_20_stays_top.html   (375 words)

 Band Aid 20 - Pop Music
It's not Band Aid 2, that was a sham in the mid-eighties that didn't get anywhere, it's Band Aid 20, so called because it's 20 years since the first.
So the first one was huge, quite rightly so, Live Aid was incredibly historical, one of those times like when Kennedy was killed...where were you?
Well, I was 6 and in the back garden on a lovely summer day with my family having a barbecue with the portable telly out with us and it's a very treasured memory cos it felt special and the show was awesome.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art25982.asp   (548 words)

 The Sun Online - News: Meet the Band Aid 20
THIS is the historic line-up of Band Aid 20.
The stars, pictured at the London recording studio yesterday, are:
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www.thesun.co.uk /article/0,,2-2004530768,00.html   (111 words)

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