5 feiten over de nieuwe Band Aid 30

Sinds vandaag te downloaden: Band Aid 30.

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Krap anderhalve week geleden berichtten we over Bob Geldofs plan zijn beroemde Do They Know It’s Christmas nog eens nieuw leven in te blazen, en nu al is de plaat opgenomen en te downloaden. Oa Sam Smith (ook vertolker van de titelsong van de nieuwe Bond-film?), Rita Ora, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Bono, Seal en Emeli Sandé doken de studio in.

Sinds vandaag schaf je de single, die bedoeld is om geld op te halen voor de slachtoffers van ebola, voor € 1,29 aan in de iTunes-store. Voor je dat doet, 5 feiten over de nieuwe Band Aid 30.

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1. ONE DIRECTION DEED HET PERFECT
Sir Bob Geldof liet One Direction de eerste paar zinnen zingen – de moeilijkste, volgens hem – en dat deden ze dus nagenoeg perfect. Geldof aan de Britse Grazia: ‘It's beautiful, seriously. That is the hardest one to do because people know the song so they are worried they're going to mess it up and they didn't at all. It was so sad what they did. I never expected that from them. Harry Styles wanted to play it back so I did and it's very moving. They are whispering.

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2. ADELE WEES GELDOFS VOORSTEL AF
Naar verluidt zouden er meer dan honderd belletjes richting Adele zijn gepleegd, maar geen van allen beantwoordde ze. Geldof: ‘Adele is doing nothing. She's not answering the phone. She's not writing. She's not recording. She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone. She won't even pick up the phone to her manager. She's bringing up a family you know. Some people just don't want to do it. Of course they agree with it, but it's not their way of doing something. And frankly if we had anymore people in this room we wouldn't get it done.

3. EEN PAAR ZINNEN ZIJN VERANDERD
Een aantal zinnen uit het lied is herschreven. Twee nieuwe zinnen zijn ‘Where a kiss of love can kill you – And there’s death at every tear,’ en ze gaan over een verpleegster die stierf nadat ze een traan van een met ebola besmet kind wegveegde. Geldof: ‘The nurse forgot where she was, and what was happening, and wiped a tear from the child. The child died and the nurse died. You can't get more tragic than that.'

4. GELDOF GAF EEN GEËMOTIONEERDE SPEECH
Voordat het inzingen begon. Emeli Sandé:'Bob gave a really touching speech before we started singing so I think that really got everybody in the mind frame that we needed to be in to remind us it's fun but we're here for a really serious reason. It was him expressing how passionate he was about this cause and how it's so unnecessary that so many people should be dying.' Paloma Faith: 'The most emotional moment was probably when Bob was giving his speech before we sang. I think that injected a lot of raw emotion into the performance.'

5. DIT IS IEDERS TEKST
Op een rij: dit is wie wat zingt in de nieuwe Band Aid.
One Direction: ‘It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid.
Ed Sheeran: ‘At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade.
Rita Ora: ‘And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy.
Sam Smith: ‘Throw your arms around the world, at Christmas time.
Paloma Faith: ‘But say a prayer, pray for the other ones.
Emeli Sandé: ‘At Christmas time it’s hard, but when you’re having fun.
Guy Garvey (Elbow): ‘There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear.
Dan Smith (Bastille): ‘Where a kiss of love can kill you.
Angélique Kidjo: ‘And there’s death at every tear.
Chris Martin: ‘And the Christmas bells that ring there, are the clanging chimes of doom.
Bono: ‘Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you.
Seal: ‘Bring peace and joy this Christmas to West Africa.
Ellie Goulding: ‘A song of hope, when there’s no hope tonight.
Sinéad O’Connor: ‘Why is to comfort to be feared.
Sinéad O’Connor: ‘Why is to touch to be scared.
Bono: ‘How can they know it’s Christmas time at all?
Allemaal: ‘Here’s to you.
Olly Murs: ‘Raise a glass for everyone.
Allemaal: ‘And here’s to them.
Sam Smith: ‘And all their years to come.
Rita Ora: ‘Can they know it's Christmas time at all?
Allemaal: ‘Feed the world, let them know it's Christmas time again.
Allemaal: ‘Feel the world, let them know it's Christmas time again.
Allemaal: ‘Heal the world, let them know it's Christmas time again.

Afijn, kijk hieronder dé video en het origineel uit 1984, dat destijds bedoeld was voor de hongersnood in Ethiopië.

 
Het origineel uit 1984: