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Bono, Chris Martin, Jessie Ware, More To Release New Version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Raising Money To Fight Ebola

Nov 17, 2014 Coldplay
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In an effort to battle the ongoing outbreak of Ebola, numerous musical artists have contributed to a brand new rendition of the classic charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for Band Aid 30. Brought together by Boomtown Rats singer and activist Bob Geldof, the 30th anniversary version of the original song features the likes of U2’s Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Disclosure, Elbow, Jessie ware, Sam Smith, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Ellie Goulding, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Rita Ora, Seal, and many others, with production by Paul Epworth.

The original version of the song was recorded in 1984 to spread awareness of famine taking place in Ethiopia. The new track will be available tomorrow on iTunes, with a CD single set for release on Dec. 8.

Click the video below to watch a trailer for the track. Click here to donate to the cause.

Update: Disclosure have now denied their involvement in the single or a potential remix, despite being listed on the Band Aid 30 website and press release.


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