Various ‎– We Are The World

Columbia ‎– BEN 40043
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 USA For Africa We Are The World
Accompanied By [Musician] – David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Humberto Gatica, Ian Underwood, John Barnes, John Robinson (2), Louis Johnson, Marcus Ryles, Michael Boddicker, Michael Omartian, Michael Melvoin*, Paulinho Da Costa, Steve Porcaro, Tom BahlerArranged By [Rhythm Arrangements] – John Barnes, Quincy JonesArranged By [Solo Vocal Choreography] – Quincy Jones, Tom BahlerArranged By [Synthesizer Arrangements] – David Paich, Ian Underwood, John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Michael Omartian, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal Choir Arrangements] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocal Choir] – Quincy Jones, Tom BahlerConductor, Producer – Quincy JonesCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jolie LevineCopyist – Doug Dana, Tom BrownEngineer – Humberto Gatica, John GuessExecutive-Producer [Executive Production Assistant] – Madeline RandolphHandclaps – Cathy Worthington, Elaine Phillinganes, Greg Phillinganes, James Ingram, Karla Phillinganes, Khaliq Glover, Marcel East*, Mark Ross (6), Steve RayMastered By – Bernie GrundmanMixed By – Humberto GaticaMixed By [Assisted By] – Khaliq Glover, Larry Fergusson*Other [Production Assistant] – Mark Ross (6), Pam Small, Steve RayOther [Roadie] – Claudio Ordenes, David Bowers, Ed SimeoneProducer [Associate Producer] – Tom BahlerProgrammed By [Oberheim-8 Programming] – Marcus RylesProgrammed By [Synclavier Programming] – Kevin Maloney, Mark Ross (6)Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – 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 Jackson, 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 NelsonWritten-By – Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson
A2 Steve Perry If Only For The Moment, Girl
Bass, Contractor – Bob GlaubDrums – John Robinson (2)Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Richard BosworthGuitar – Mike Landau*Mixed By, Recorded By – Niko BolasMusical Assistance [Assistant] – Bob SchielyPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano – Randy GoodrumProducer – Randy Goodrum, Steve PerrySaxophone – Joel PeskinVocals – Steve PerryWritten-By – Randy Goodrum, Steve Perry
A3 The Pointer Sisters* Just A Little Closer
Arranged By [Vocals] – The Pointer Sisters*Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Brad RosenbergerDrum Programming – Jeff LorberDrums [Drum Fills] – Howie RiceEngineer – Michael BrooksEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Glen HolguinGuitar – Dennis Herring, Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Mixed By – David Holman*, Jim TractPercussion – Terry Santiel*Producer – Richard PerrySynthesizer – Howie Rice, Jeff LorberSynthesizer [Mini Moog] – Jeff LorberWritten-By – Mark Mueller, Robbie Nevil
A4 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band* Trapped
Bass – Garry TallentDrums – Max WeinbergGuitar, Vocals [Background Vocals] – Nils LofgrenLead Vocals, Guitar – Bruce SpringsteenMixed By – Thom PanunzioMixed By [Assisted By] – Scott Weinstein, Miriam "Squeak" Stone*Organ – Danny FedericiPercussion, Vocals [Background Vocals] – Patti ScialfaProducer – Bruce Springsteen, Chuck PlotkinRecorded By – Toby ScottRecorded By [Assisted By] – David Bianco, Jim ScottSaxophone, Percussion, Vocals [Background Vocals] – Clarence ClemonsSynthesizer – Roy BittanWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
B1 Northern Lights (6) Tears Are Not Enough
Acoustic Guitar – David Sinclair (5)Drums – Jim VallanceEngineer [Toronto] – Hayward ParrottEngineer [Vancouver] – Bob RockExecutive-Producer – Bruce Allen (2), Lou BlairFrench Horn – Steven DenrocheGuitar – Paul DeanKeyboards – David FosterLyrics By – Bryan Adams, Jim VallanceLyrics By [French Lyrics] – Rachel PaiementMusic By – David FosterProducer – David FosterProducer [Associate Producer] – Jim VallanceSynthesizer – 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
Mixed By, Engineer – David TickleProducer – PrinceWritten-By – Prince
B3 Chicago (2) Good For Nothing
Bass – Peter CeteraDrums – Danny Seraphine*Engineer – Humberto GaticaGuitar – Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Horns [Horn Section] – Jimmy Pankow*, Lee Loughnane, Walt Parazaider*Keyboards, Synthesizer – David Foster, Bobby Lamm*Producer – David FosterVocals – Bill Champlin, Peter Cetera, Bobby Lamm*Written-By – David Foster, Richard Marx, Bobby Lamm*
B4 Tina Turner Total Control
Bass – John TriversDrums – Jack BrunoEngineer – David Cole (4), Warren DeweyGuitar – Paul WarrenKeyboards – Jimmy PhillipsProducer – Carter*Written-By – J. Jourard*, M. Davis*
B5 Kenny Rogers A Little More Love
Bass – Joe ChemayDrums – Paul LeimEngineer – Jay Antista, Joe Bogan, Terry WilliamsGuitar – Billy Joe Walker*Keyboards – Steve GoldsteinMixed By – Joe BoganProducer – David MalloyVocals [Background Vocals] – Kin Vassy, Marc Beeson, Terry WilliamsWritten-By – Fred Knobloch, Tom Schuyler*
B6 Huey Lewis & The News Trouble In Paradise
Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Greg AdamsBass – Mario CipollinaDrums – Bill GibsonGuitar [Lead Guitar], Vocals – Chris HayesHorns – The Tower Of Power Horn Section*Keyboards, Vocals – Sean HopperMixed By – Bob ClearmountainProducer – Huey Lewis & The NewsRecorded By – Biff DawesSaxophone, Guitar, Vocals – John Colla*Vocals, Harmonica – Huey LewisWritten-By – Huey Lewis, John Colla*

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Issued with a gatefold and a printed inner-sleeve.

Also came with an insert.

"We Are The World" mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. (C) 1985 Mijac Music (BMI) and Brockman Music (ASCAP). (P) 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa.

"If Only For The Moment, Girl" recorded at Record One, Los Angeles, CA. AMS Courtesy of Livingstone Audio. (C) 1985 Random Notes (ASCAP) and Street Talk Tunes (ASCAP). (P) 1985 CBS Inc.

"Just A Little Closer" recorded and mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA. (C) 1984 MCA Music, a Div. of MCA, Inc. (ASCAP)/Music Corp. of America, Inc. (BMI). (P) 1985 Planet Records.

"Trapped" recorded live at the Meadowlands, August 6, 1984. Recorded by Toby Scott on the Record Plant (L.A.) remote truck. Assisted by David Bianco, Jim Scott and the Crew. Mixed by Thom Panunzio at Clover Recorders, Los Angeles, CA. (C) 1972 Island Music (BMI). (P) 1985 Bruce Springsteen.

"Tears Are Not Enough" recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto, and Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver. (C) 1985 Foster Frees Music, Inc. (BMI)/Adams Communications, Inc. (BMI)/Calypso Toonz (PROC)/Irving Music, Inc. (BMI). (P) 1985 Northern Lights for Africa Society

"4 The Tears In Your Eyes" recorded at Record Plant, New York, and Black Truck, New Orleans. (C) 1985 Controversy Music (ASCAP). (P) 1985 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

"Good For Nothing" recorded and mixed at Lion Share Studios, Los Angeles, CA. (C) 1985 Security Hogg Music (ASCAP), Fin de Siecle Musique (ASCAP) and Foster Frees Music, Inc. (BMI). ℗ 1985 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

"Total Control" recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA. (C) 1979 Frettssongs/Clean Sheets Music (BMI). (P) 1985 Capitol Records Inc.

"A Little More Love" recorded at Lion Share Studios and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA. Mixed by Joe Bogan at Lion Share Studios. (C) 1984 Debdave Music Inc. (BMI)/Briarpatch Music Inc. (BMI)/Good Sport Music (ASCAP)/Montage Music Inc. (ASCAP). (P) 1985 RCA Records

"Trouble In Paradise" recorded live in San Francisco on February 21, 1985. Recorded by Biff Dawes on the Westwood One remote truck. (C) 1979 Hulex Music, Inc. (ASCAP). (P) 1985 Chrysalis Records.

Legal services: Jay Cooper, Ronnie June Dashev, Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz. Accounting services: Len Freedman, John Rigney and Ann Short, Jess S. Morgan & Company. Photo prints: Hecht Custom Photo. Typesetting: Hs Enough Typographers, Inc. Stats: G2 Graphic Service, Inc. Retouching: Wild & Associates. USA for Africa logo design: Michael Manoogian Logo Design. Color separations: Color Inc.

Kim Mitchell appears courtesy of Alert Records/PolyGram Records Ltd; Bryan Adams, Veronique Beliveau, Paul Hyde and Jeffrey Osborne appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.; Corey Hart appears courtesy of Aquarius Records/Capitol Records; Ian Thomas appears courtesy of Anthem Records/Capitol Records; Jeff Lorber and Dionne Warwick appear courtesy of Arista Records; Bette Midler appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.; Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Bodifications; Tom Cochrane, Dalbello, Louis Johnson, Frank Mills, Anne Murray, Bruce Murray, Tina Turner and Zappacosta appear courtesy of Capitol Records; Liona Boyd appears courtesy of CBS Records; Bob Geldof appears courtesy of CBS Records/PolyGram Records Ltd.; Huey Lewis & The News appear courtesy of Chrysalis Records; Paul Dean, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Doug Johnson, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Steve Perry, Mike Reno and Bruce Springsteen appear courtesy of Columbia Records; Martha Johnson and Lorraine Segator appear courtesy of Current Records/RCA Records; Bob Magnusson appears courtesy of Discovery/Trend Records; Jane Siberry appears courtesy of Duke Street Records/WEA International, Inc.; Lindsey Buckingham appears courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records; Mark Holmes, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson and Tito Jackson appear courtesy of Epic Records; Joni Mitchell and Neil Young appear courtesy of Geffen Records/WEA International, Inc.; Bruce Cockburn appears courtesy of Gold Mountain Records; Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder appear courtesy of Motown Record Corporation; Paulinho da Costa and Oscar Peterson appear courtesy of Pablo Records; The Pointer Sisters and Greg Phillinganes appear courtesy of Planet Records; Geddy Lee and Baron Longfellow appear courtesy of PolyGram Records Ltd.; Cyndi Lauper and Aldo Nova appear courtesy of Portrait Records; La Toya Jackson appears courtesy of Private I Records; James Ingram and Quincy Jones appear courtesy of Qwest Records; Hall & Oates, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross appear courtesy of RCA Records; Gordon Deppe and Claude Dubois appear courtesy of Ready Records; Robert Charlebois appears courtesy of Solution Records; Michael Omartian appears courtesy of Sparrow Records; Carroll Baker appears courtesy of Tembo Records; Murray McLauchlan and Carole Pope appear courtesy of True North Records; Chicago, Sheila E., Al Jarreau, Prince & The Revolution, John Robinson and Paul Simon appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.; Gordon Lightfoot appears courtesy of WEA International, Inc.

© 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa
℗ 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa

Also available on CrO2 cassette.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 61213 40043 01
  • Rights Society: BMI / ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): AL-40043 - 1A-2GZ ② DM-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): BL-40043 - 1A-2GZ DM- 11

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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
BENT-40043, BENT 40043 Various We Are The World(Cass, Album, CRO) Columbia, Columbia BENT-40043, BENT 40043 Canada 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