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Michael Jackson - WE ARE THE WORLD - HD STEREO - USA for Africa

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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2009

This is the Original. Recorded in Hollywood at A&M Records on a former Charlie Chaplin Studio shooting stage, with the primary chorus recording Saturday late night January 28, 1985 and into the early morning hours. Produced by Quincy Jones with primary composition work by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

Performers in order : * Lionel Richie * Stevie Wonder * Paul Simon * Kenny Rogers * James Ingram * Tina Turner * Billy Joel * Michael Jackson * Diana Ross * Dionne Warwick * Willie Nelson * Al Jarreau * Bruce Springsteen * Kenny Loggins * Steve Perry * Daryl Hall * Huey Lewis * Cyndi Lauper * Kim Carnes * Bob Dylan * Ray Charles
also * Dan Aykroyd * Harry Belafonte * Lindsey Buckingham * Sheila E. * Bob Geldof * Jackie Jackson * LaToya Jackson * Marlon Jackson * Randy Jackson * Tito Jackson * Bette Midler * John Oates * Jeffrey Osborne * The Pointer Sisters * Smokey Robinson
the following walked out prior to recording: * Waylon Jennings
the following asked to participate but were declined *John Denver
the following were invited to participate but declined *Madonna
the following were no shows *Prince (solo given to Huey Lewis)

and the forgotten players that under guidance created the music that moved the singers

Michael Boddicker - Synthesizers, Programming
Paulinho da Costa - Percussion
Louis Johnson - Bass
Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Producer
Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards
John Robinson - Drums

Quincy Jones pleaded to "check your ego at the door"

We Are The World

There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth - you know love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send them you your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us
By turning stone to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, let's realize
That one change can only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

http://www.usaforafrica.org

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