Various ‎– We Are The World

Columbia ‎– SBP8061
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 USA For Africa We Are The World
Conductor – Quincy JonesHandclaps – Cathy Worthington, Elaine Phillinganes, James Ingram, Khaliq Glover, Marcel East*, Steve RayPerformer – David Paich, Humberto Gatica, Ian Underwood, John Barnes, John Robinson (2), Louis Johnson, Michael Omartian, Michael Melvoin*, Paulinho Da Costa, Tom BahlerPerformer, Handclaps – Greg PhillinganesProgrammed By [Oberheim-8] – Marcus RylesProgrammed By [Synclavier] – Kevin MaloneyProgrammed By [Synclavier], Handclaps – Mark Ross (6)Programmed By [Synthesizer] – John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroVocals – Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Bob Geldof, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Dan Aykroyd, Hall & Oates*, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Harry Belafonte, Huey Lewis & The News, Jackie Johnson, James Ingram, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, La Toya Jackson, Lindsey Buckingham, Lionel Richie, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, The Pointer Sisters*, Randy Jackson, Ray Charles, Sheila E., Smokey Robinson, Steve Perry, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Tito Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
A2 Steve Perry If Only For The Moment, Girl
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – John Robinson (2)Guitar – Mike Landau*Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano – Randy GoodrumSaxophone – Joel Peskin
A3 The Pointer Sisters* Just A Little Closer
Guitar – Dennis Herring, Pual M. Jackson, Jr.*Percussion – Terry Santiel*Synthesizer, Drums [Fills] – Howie RiceSynthesizer, Programmed By [Drum Machine], Keyboards [Mini Moog] – Jeff Lorber
A4 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band* Trapped
Bass – Garry TallentDrums – Max WeinbergGuitar, Backing Vocals – Nils LofgrenOrgan – Danny FedericiPercussion, Backing Vocals – Patti ScialfaSaxophone, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Clarence ClemonsSynthesizer – Roy BittanVocals, Guitar – Bruce Springsteen
B1 Northern Lights (Canadian All Stars)* Tears Are Not Enough
Acoustic Guitar – David Sinclair (5)Drums – Jim VallanceFrench Horn – Steven DenrocheGuitar – Paul DeanKeyboards – David FosterSynthesizer – Doug Johnson (2)Vocals – Aldo Nova, Anne Murray, Baron Longfellow, Brian Good, Bruce Cockburn, Bruce Murray, Bryan Adams, Burton Cummings, Carole Pope, Carroll Baker, Catherine O'Hara, Claude Dubois, Colina Phillips, Corey Hart, Dan Hill, Don Gerrard*, Eugene Levy, Frank Mills, Geddy Lee, Gordon Deppe, Gordon Lightfoot, Graham Shaw, Ian Thomas (2), Jane Siberry, John Candy, Joni Mitchell, Kim Mitchell, Leroy Sibbles, Liberty Silver, Liona Boyd, Dalbello*, Lorraine Segato, Marc Jordan, Mark Holmes (2), Martha Johnson, Mike Reno, Murray McLauchlan, Neil Young, Oscar Peterson, Paul Hyde, Paul Shaffer, Richard Manuel, Robert Charlebois, Robin Duke, Ronnie Hawkins, Salome Bey, Sharon Lee Williams, Sylvia Tyson, Tom Cochrane, Tommy Hunter (2), Veronique Beliveau*, Wayne St. John, Zappacosta
B2 Prince And The Revolution 4 The Tears In Your Eyes 2:45
B3 Chicago (2) Good For Nothing
Bass, Vocals – Peter CeteraDrums – Danny Seraphine*Guitar – Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Horn – Jimmy Pankow*, Lee Loughnane, Walt Parazaider*Keyboards, Synthesizer – David FosterKeyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals – Bobby Lamm*Vocals – Bill Champlin
B4 Tina Turner Total Control
Bass – John TriversDrums – Jack BrunoGuitar – Paul WarrenKeyboards – Jimmy Phillips
B5 Kenny Rogers A Little More Love
Backing Vocals – Kin Vassy, Marc Beeson, Terry WilliamsBass – Joe ChemayDrums – Paul LeimGuitar – Billy Joe Walker*Keyboards – Steve Goldstein
B6 Huey Lewis & The News Trouble In Paradise
Bass – Mario CipollinaDrums – Bill GibsonGuitar, Vocals – Chris HayesHorns – Tower Of Power Horn SectionKeyboards, Vocals – Sean HopperSaxophone, Guitar, Vocals – John Colla*Vocals, Harmonica – Huey Lewis

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Gatefold sleeve: inside USA For Africa information, 25 session photos
Inner sleeve: track credits, thank you's, session photo of all/most artists

A2 recorded at Record One, Los Angeles, CA
A3 recorded and mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA
A4 recorded live at the Meadowlands, August 6, 1984 on the Record Plant (L.A.) remote truck. Mixed at Clover Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
B1 recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto and Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver
B2 recorded at Record Plant, New York and Black Truck, New Orleans
B3 recorded and mixed at Lion Share Studios, Los Angeles, CA
B4 recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA
B5 recorded at Lion Share Studios and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA. Mixed at Lion Share Studios.
B6 recorded live in San Francisco on February 21, 1985 on the Westwood One remote truck

℗ 1985 United Support Of Artists For Africa
© 1985 United Support Of Artists For Africa

A1: ℗ 1985 United Support Of Artists For Africa
A2: ℗ 1985 CBS Inc.
A3: ℗ 1985 Planet Records
A4: ℗ 1985 Bruce Springsteen
B1: ℗ 1985 Northern Lights For Africa Society
B2, B3: ℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
B4: ℗ 1985 Capitol Records Inc.
B5: ℗ 1985 RCA Records
B6: ℗ 1985 Chrysalis Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644004311
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-40043-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 40043
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 40043
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): PAL 40043-1AD P-AP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): PBL 40043-1AN P-AP
  • Matrix / Runout ([variation 1] Side A - etched): P (T) PAL 40043-1B
  • Matrix / Runout ([variation 1] Side B - etched): P-AP PBL 40043-1AD
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: PROC
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
USA 40043 Various We Are The World(LP, Album) Columbia USA 40043 US 1985 Sell This Version
16622 Various We Are The World(Cass, Album) Discos CBS 16622 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
28AP 3020 USA For Africa We Are The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony 28AP 3020 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
CYA 1055 Usa For Africa We Are The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony CYA 1055 Hong Kong 1985 Sell This Version
824 822-2 Various We Are The World(CD, Album) Polygram 824 822-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version