We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

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Cast: Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen

     
 

On January 28, 1985, as famine devastated the African continent, a stellar roster of musical talent entered a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA, to make a record dedicated to alleviating hunger in the Third World. The song was called "We Are the World," the collected artists billed themselves as "USA for Africa," and the single became a phenomenon, raising over $60…  See more details below

Overview

On January 28, 1985, as famine devastated the African continent, a stellar roster of musical talent entered a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA, to make a record dedicated to alleviating hunger in the Third World. The song was called "We Are the World," the collected artists billed themselves as "USA for Africa," and the single became a phenomenon, raising over $60 million for African famine relief. We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song is a documentary which examines how the song was written, how producer Quincy Jones and songwriters Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie persuaded some of the most popular performers in America to donate their services to the project, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the marathon recording session that produced the single. Performers include Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, and many more.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2005
UPC:
0014381263626
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Time:
0:52:00
Sales rank:
24,086

Special Features

Previously unseen footage - outtakes from the recording session; 10th Anniversay Special; 1986 American Music Awards performance of the song; The "Live Aid" concert performance of the song; 1986 Grammy Awards clips; Bonus reprint of a 1985 Life Magazine cover story; Karaoke track

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We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a MJ memorbillia collector and this was a good addition to my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This DVD is worth buying. I thought I knew a lot about the purpose of making this song, but I learned many more interesting facts and actually saw everyones efforts into completing this song. Watching the actual execution of carrying out the plan behind the song was just totally amazing and emotional. Worth buying this piece of history.
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