We Are The World

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Commercially Released: April 23, 1985
Label: Columbia
Produced by Quincy Jones and Tom Bahler, assisted by Mark Ross, Pam Small and Steve Ray,
 Trapped by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin
Recorded by Toby Scott
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Mixed by Humberto Gatica, assisted by Khaliq Glover, Larry Fergusson,
 Trapped by Thom Panunzio
Design by John Coulter, assisted by Trish Talbot
Photography by Henry Diltz, Ken Lei Chung, Sam Emerson and Harry Benson

Overview

We Are The World is an album that contains USA for Africa's "We Are the World", a superstar charity recording for famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. In addition to the title track, the album includes nine previously unreleased songs by donating artists, including Prince, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (a rendition of Jimmy Cliff's obscure "Trapped" recorded live at Meadowlands Arena on their Born in the U.S.A. Tour, which achieved considerable album-oriented rock radio airplay and topped the Mainstream Rock chart), Tina Turner and others. In addition, "Grace", by Quincy Jones, is not included in this album but appeared as the B-side of the title track when it was released a month earlier. The album also includes another famine relief fundraising song, "Tears Are Not Enough", which was performed by Canadian supergroup Northern Lights.

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1. WE ARE THE WORLD 7:02 GUEST: WORLD / 1985 single
4. TRAPPED (Live) 5:11 GUEST: WORLD / 2003 promo

Total Running Time: 41:37

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