" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?

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 Release Date November 29, 2004
 Artist Band Aid 20
 Record Label Universal / Mercury Records
 Albums With U2 None
 Promotional Releases None
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono sings a line in the 20th anniversary recording of "Do They Know it's Christmas?" as well as appearing on the original and live at Live Aid in 1985 singing the song.  Adam Clayton also performs on the 1984 version of the song.
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Do They Know it's Christmas? - Band Aid 20 (5:07)
  • Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid (3:47)
  • Do They Know It's Christmas? (Live, Wembley Stadium, July 13, 1985) - Band Aid (4:29)
LINER NOTES
Do They Know it's Christmas? (Band Aid 20): Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.  Produced by Nigel Godrich.  Executive Producer: Midge Ure.
Do They Know it's Christmas? (Original): Writeen by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.  Produced by Midge Ure.
Do They Know it's Christmas? (Live): Writeen by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. Sound Production: Jeff Griffin.  Recorded at Wembley Stadium, July 13, 1985.

Sleeve by Mat Maitland at Big Active..

OTHER NOTES
In 2004 the Make Poverty History campaign got it's start.  Leading the charge was Bob Geldof who had spearheaded the 1984 recording of the song "Do They Know it's Christmas?" by the cream of British pop and rock acts.  Twenty years later, he again revisted the song with the current best of the bunch.  Not mentioned in the publicity campaign was a third recording of the song back in 1989.

The 2004 version featured Chris Martin, Dido, Robbie Williams, Sugababes, Fran Healey, Justin Hawkins, Bono, Will Young, Jamelia, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight, Joss Stone, Tom Chaplin, Dizzee Rascal, and Busted on vocals.  Only Bono was present from the original 1984 session, although Paul McCartney does appear again on this re-recording as well perfoming on bass, which Adam Clayton performed on the original version.

The single sold over 200,000 copies in the first week of release to become the fastest selling single of the year, and held the coveted number one spot during Christmas.  The single featured the original recording from 1984, as well as a live version performed at Live Aid in 1985 - both of which feature Bono on vocals.

RELATED RELEASES
  • Band Aid released the single initially in 1984 featuring Bono and Adam Clayton.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
 Canada Pressing, 0249869413
Label: Universal / Mercury Records
UPC: 6 02498 69413 8
Package: Slimline Jewel Case
Matrix: LT40 0249869413 #41116V36
Catalog Information:
Australia, Mercury, 9869413 Japan, Universal, UICR5005
Canada, Mercury, 0249869413 UK, Mercury, 9869413
Track Listing:
Do They Know it's Christmas (Band Aid 20) / Do They Know it's Christmas (Band Aid) / Do They Know it's Christmas (Live at Live Aid)
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