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The Christians – Harvest For The World (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 21st, 2016



In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday a day that we come together with family and friends to give thanks for our many blessings. I thought this song would be very fitting for Thanksgiving and the times that we are living in. Let’s all try to be a little kinder and more tolerant of each other. I am so thankful to have all of you sharing this journey with me. I will be spending time with family this week and will return on Monday November 28. – DjPaulT


“Harvest for the World” is a 1976 single originally released by American musical group The Isley Brothers.

The socially conscious single was covered in 1988 by the UK band The Christians with all proceeds going to charity. The video for the track was an animation, created by four leading animation companies, including Aardman Animations. The video won several awards, and the single reached number 8 in the UK singles chart, their sixth consecutive British Top 40 hit.

The song was also covered by Duran Duran spin-off group Power Station for their debut album with lead vocals by guitarist Andy Taylor.

The b-side “Small Axe” is a cover version originally recorded by Bob Marley in 1973.

Harvest For The World (Remix) 6:02
Producer – Martin Young*, Steven Young
Remix – Phil Legg
Written-By – The Isley Brothers

Small Axe 5:16
Producer – The Christians
Written-By – Bob Marley

Harvest For The World 3:58
Producer – Martin Young*, Steven Young
Written-By – The Isley Brothers

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Island Records ‎– 12 IS 395
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

Artwork By [Illustration] – Animus Productions
Design – Island Art

Cover versions of the Isley Brothers and Bob Marley songs to raise money for charity.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “The Christians – Harvest For The World (UK 12″)”

  1. Eduardo Montenegro Says:

    Hello Paul:

    A great and fantastic version of this amazing song, a classic.

    Many Thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eduardo 🙂


  2. Omar Says:

    I have a couple of cd singles by them Paul, and this is one of them. Thanks.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Song And Dance Says:

    Great song, great cover. I loved Forgotton Town, Born Again and Ideal World as well. After that, they drifted out of my focus, I´m afraid.

    Thank you, Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Song And Dance 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    You certainly can pick the perfect single for the perfect occasion Paul. I’m really looking forward to hearing this classic as it is new to me by this band. Thank you for constantly amazing me with your beautiful posts of gorgeous rips.

    I hope you and your family have a terrific thanksgiving holiday. I hope you also enjoy the time off as well since you more than deserve it Paul. I am truly grateful to you and all that you do.

    Your friend,



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. I hope that you, Karen and Eclipse have a great Thanksgiving.

    Your friend, Paul


  5. John Says:

    Harvest For The World is a great song, even though I preferred The Power Station’s 1985 version.

    Another Excellent post Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you John 🙂


  6. Dave Says:

    Paul… Happy Turkey! Or, as they say, “gobble ’til ya wobble.” 🙂
    I haven’t listened to this yet (downloading as I type) but I’m thinking the shorter version on the B side might be the same as was released on the 1988 Summer Olympics album?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy Turkey day Dave! 🙂 Yes I think it was on the olympics album.


  7. NKelly Says:

    Great version. Always a fan of Forgotten town, Hooverville and When the fingers point. Do you have any more of The Christians, Paul?


    NKelly Reply:

    Oops and Ideal World. And this of course!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think I have Ideal World Neil.


  8. Joey Says:

    Hey Paul,

    Thanks for all that you have shared. I hope you have a great and relaxing holiday.


  9. Jay Says:

    Hi Paul.. Wishing you and your loved ones, a very Happy Thanksgiving 🙂


  10. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Plenty cover versions of this song made, but none can beat the Isley Brothers original.
    This would have been a very good version, but the predominant, over loud, crappy snare just ruins the song! How could they release such terrible sounding mixes? And yes, the CD-Maxi sounds the same 🙁


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