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Band Aid, and Band Aid 30 Commercial (2014 - 2015)

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Band Aid, and Band Aid 30 Commercial

Fall/Winter 2014
 
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  • Download on iTunes Buy on Amazon.com - Get the Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid 30, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Dan Smith, Paloma Faith, Seal, Bono, Roger Taylor, Angelique Kidjo, Chris Martin, Emeli Sande, Grace Chatto, Guy Garvey, Jessie Ware, Milan Neil Amin-Smith, Olly Murs, One Direc...
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Plot / Description

Band Aid 30 has recorded an updated version of the 1984 song 'Do They Know It's Christmas' to raise awareness and funds to fight the Ebola virus. Musicians included in this recording are One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Guy Garvey (Elbow), Dan Smith (Bastille), Angelique Kidjo, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Bono (U2), Seal, Sinead O'Connor, Milan Aman-Smith (Clean Bandit), Grace Chatto (Clean Bandit), Roger Taylor (Queen) and Jessie Ware. 
 
Buy the song. Stop the virus. #BandAid30 
Download now on iTunes - http://po.st/DoTheyKnow 
Google Play - http://po.st/DoTheyKnowGp  
 
Please donate: http://www.bandaid30.com/donate 
Or 
Text AID to 70060 to give £5  
(UK only, texts cost £5 + standard rate. See T&C's at www.bandaid30.com) 
 
The physical CD single is available to pre-order here: http://po.st/CDsingle 
Or you can pre-order it on Amazon here: http://po.st/DoTheyKnowAm

Voiceover

(Lyrics) It's Christmastime 
And there's no need to be afraid 
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade 
And in our world of plenty 
We can spread a smile of joy 
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime 
But say a prayer, and pray for the other ones 
At Christmastime, it's hard, but while you're having fun 
There's a world outside your window 
And it's a world of dread and fear 
Where a kiss of love can kill you 
And there's death in every tear 
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom 
Well tonight we're reaching out and touching you 
Bring peace and joy this Christmas to West Africa 
And a song of hope where there's no hope tonight 
Why is comfort to be feared 
Why is to touch to be scared 
How can they know it's Christmastime at all 
Here's to you 
Raise a glass to everyone 
Here's to them 
And all their years to come 
Can they know it's Christmas time at all 
Feed the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Feel the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Heal the world 
Let them know it's Christmas time 
Feed the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Feel the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Heal the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Feed the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Feel the world 
Let them know it's Christmastime 
Heal the world

Written Text

Band Aid Thirty 
Buy The Song. 
Stop The Virus. 
BandAid30.com 
The entire project is non-profit and all profits will go to the Band Aid trust in the global fight against Ebola. 
All partners involved here have given their time and services for free to be part of history.  
The track was recorded and the video made all withing 36 hours. 
Thanks to all the artists involved for giving their time and talents.  
Biggest thanks to Bob and Midge for giving us the chance to do this with you. 
Do They Know It's Christmas (2014) 
by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure