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Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

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Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby djcraig » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:46 am

This time it's to fight Ebola.

Bob Geldof and fellow singer-songwriter Midge Ure, the original Band Aid organizers, announced plans to re-record the single -- "Do They Know It's Christmas?" -- at a news conference Monday.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/showbiz/e ... id-remake/
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby magnum » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:54 pm

Given its the 30 years since the first one......it seems a reasonable bet it would surface again [there was "Band Aid 20" 10 years ago] just like it will emerge again in 2024 and 2034.
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby negative1 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:31 pm

i know that underworld and bono will be involved with the uk version.

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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby magnum » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:37 pm

Ask Underworld to leak the multitracks of [Doot doot] that would be better than participating in this
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby obs » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:53 am

Not interested, unless the original 12" mix is going to be on the CD single.
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby obs » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:43 am

I thought it was pretty decent ... much better than Band Aid 20 ... so maybe I'll buy it :).
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby rewind » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:06 am

There's a certain lack of heart to this version. In the original, I still get goosebumps when the chorus launches into "Feed the world..." I don't get that emotional buildup here at all.

I blame Paul Epworth's bland production (and I usually like his work). Sounds like he tried to mimic the exact arrangement of the original, but forgot whatever it was that gave the original it's large, wall-of-sound feel -- the percussion perhaps?

Some performers here definitely stand out: Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Sinead, Seal, that guy from Elbow, Sam Smith... But Bono seems positively -- and uncharacteristically -- sedate, and I could do without Rita Ora's pretentious, Mariah-level melisma.
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby Frank_Chickens » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:09 pm

Geldof shaming Adele loses marks with me; if she doesn't want to do it, so what? She has more important things right now.
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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby negative1 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:45 pm

obs wrote:Not interested, unless the original 12" mix is going to be on the CD single.


not sure about that,
but a remix cd single will be released.

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Re: Geldof Getting The Band (Aid) Back Together

Postby Frank_Chickens » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:37 pm

Just think, if those involved paid the correct amount of taxes for their country instead of squirrelling it away elsewhere then there would be no need for this single.
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