The new recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?", written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984, will have all proceeds contributed to The Band Aid Trust. Performed this time by Band Aid 20, so named because it is 20 years since the release of the original recording, the release also features the original recording from 1984. Recorded at Air Studios in London, the revamped version is produced by Nigel Godrich, best known for his work with Radiohead. Midge Ure is the executive producer. Controversial British contemporary artist Damien Hirst has committed to support the project and has design the sleeve artwork.
The stellar line-up of artists that appear on the record are Robbie Williams, Dido, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sir Paul McCartney (bass guitar), Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Radiohead, Bono, Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield, Turin Brakes, The Thrills, Will Young, Katie Melua, Busted, Joss Stone, Lemar, Jamelia, Keane, Beverley Knight, The Darkness, Dizzee Rascal, Ms Dynamite, Snow Patrol, Sugababes, Travis, Danny Goffey (Supergrass, drums), Rachel Stevens, Estelle, Feeder, The Divine Comedy, Moloko, Shaznay Lewis, Morcheeba, Ash, and Damon Albarn (serving tea).
BAND AID Do They Know Its Christmas (Deleted 2004 issue UK 3-track CD single featuring a superstar line up including Robbie Williams Dido Will Young Chris Martin Fran Healy Justin Hawkins and more... - including the original version from 1984 plus the live performance from Live Aid 1985 complete with picture sleeve)