Oasis and Blur unite for Band Aid!
22 October 2004
According to Band Aid coordinator Midge Ure, he has now paired up Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn, along with Travis, Beverley
Knight and Dido to participate in a re-recording of the legendary charity record 'Do They Know It's Christmas'
They join Coldplay, The Darkness and Keane
who have already expressed an interest in being involved in the fundraising project. Next on Ure's list of priorities are
Robbie Williams and Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
Ure told reporters yesterday: "It's a pretty big line-up. Once you've got a handful of people
like that, the rest of it will come. The phones are ringing off the hook right now."
On how he saw the track being reworked this time, he continued: "I'm desperate to hear Keane
and Coldplay just open that tune up with their pianos and then The Darkness play the harmony
guitar bits at the end - it should be great fun".
Ure is pencilling in a day for recording on a Sunday early in Nov to allow the single to be in
the shops in time for Christmas.