Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd November 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
As we get closer to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays let us give thanks for what we have and help those who are less fortunate.
Happy Holidays – DjPaulT
“Tears Are Not Enough” is a 1985 charity single recorded by a supergroup of Canadian artists, under the name Northern Lights, to raise funds for relief of the 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia. It was one of a number of such supergroup singles recorded between December 1984 and April 1985, along with Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in the United Kingdom, and USA for Africa’s “We Are the World” in the United States.
The project was organized by Bruce Allen, who brought together a large group of artists to record a song written by David Foster, Jim Vallance, Bryan Adams, Rachel Paiment, Paul Hyde and Bob Rock. Foster and Vallance wrote the music and initial lyrics, Adams completed the english lyrics, Paiement wrote the one french verse, Hyde and Rock contributed the song title. The song was recorded on February 10, 1985 at Manta Sound studios in Toronto.
The song was issued as a single by CBS Records in March of that year, and quickly reached number one on the Canadian Top 40 chart. It also finished #1 on the year-end Canadian charts for 1985. The song’s video also received extensive airplay on MuchMusic.
On December 22, 1985, CBC Television aired a 90-minute documentary on the song’s creation, which was subsequently released on videocassette. A CBC reporter, Brian Stewart, had been the first Western journalist to bring the famine in Ethiopia to worldwide attention.
By 1990, the project had raised $3.2 million for famine relief projects in Africa. Ten per cent of the funds raised were kept in Canada to assist Canadian food banks.
SOLO VOCALISTS (in order)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Mike Reno (Loverboy)
Tears Are Not Enough 5:17
Tears Are Not Enough (Edit) 3:56
Tears Are Not Enough (Instrumental) 4:53
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Columbia – 12BEN 7074
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Single
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Co-producer – Jim Vallance
Lead Vocals – Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Burton Cummings, Corey Hart, Dan Hill, Geddy Lee, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Mike Reno, Neil Young
Producer – David Foster
1985 Northern Lights for Africa (Society)
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using Adobe audition
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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