Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:

  THIS historic recording took place at PWL Studios, The Borough, London, over three incredible days – March 14, 15 and 16, 1987. All monies received by Ferry Aid will go towards The Sun’s Zeebrugge Disaster fund, Midland Bank, Fleet Street, London.

Personal Review:
 So Ferry Aid was much like Band Aid but instead of famine, is was to raise money to set up for after the
capsizing of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry.

 The A-Side is “Let It Be” and, yes Paul McCartney opens the song. He is then followed by Boy George, then I slowly lose track of who is who, and the song is pretty good. I always liked these supergroup type of releases. Now the song isn’t sung of performed like the Beatles version, it’s more of an upbeat pop one with lots of guitar solos. Lots of really talented singers in this one. Watch the music video here.

 The B-Side is the “Let It Be (Gospel Jam Mix)” and it starts off with the choir type opening and the song kind of just keeps going with lots and lots of vocals, and it just sort of sounds like “Ooh, ooh… let it be…” over and over again. I’m not really getting this one at all, and that’s it.

Interesting Facts:

Track Listing:
A – Let It Be

B – Let It Be (Gospel Jam Mix)


Catalog Number:

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Production – Stock / Aitkens / Waterman
Studio Co-Ordination – Tops and all at PWL Studios
Promotion – Anglo-Irish, Impule
Engineer – Harding / Hammond & McGuire
Video, Film & TV – Nick Morris, Fiona O’Mahoney and all staff at MGMM
Video – Diana Smith, Rob Jones, Mike Hollingsworth and all at the Music Box
The Sun – Gary Bushell, Nick Ferrari, Sue Humphris, Jane Moore, David Nicholson & Kevin O’Sullivan
Pictures – Dave Hogan, David O’Dowd, Harry Page & Caroline Bettany
Logo – Graham Watson-Thomas
Graphic – Sun Art Desk
Plus – Agfa Film, Cinefocus, Kay’s Film Processing, Richard Film Service, Spats Catering & The Badge Shop
Special Thanks to Michael Jackson & Everyone at CBS
Guitar – Mark Knopfler & Gary Moore
Choir – The Alarm, John Altman, Debee Ashby, Al Ashton, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Simon Bates, Alison Bettles, Jenny Blythe, Errol Brown, Miquel Brown, Bucks Fizz, Jay Carly, The Christians, Nick Conway, Linda Davidson, Hazell Dean, Anne Diamond, Difford and Tilbrook, Doctor and the Medics, The Drifters, Drum Theatre, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Roy Gayle, Go West, Carol Hitchcock, Felix Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Imagination, Jenny Jay, Ellie Laine, Annabel Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence, Loose Ends, Linda Lusardi, Ruth Madoc, Bobby McVey, Suzanne Mizzi, The New Seekers, Sadie Nine, The Nolans, Hazel O’Connor, Mike Osman, Su Pollard, Tim Polley, Pamela Power, Maxi Priest, Princess, Jimmy Pursey, Suzi Quatro, Mike Read, Sally Sagoe, Nejdet Salih, Ray Shell, Mandy Smith, Neville Stapleton, Alvin Stardust, Steve Strange, Sylvia Tella, Terraplane, Bonnie Tyler, Maria Whittaker & Working Week

Paul McCartney
Boy George
Keren Woodward
Nick Kamen
Paul King
Mark King
Jaki Graham
Andy Bell
Pepsi & Shirlie
Mel and Kim
Kim Wilde
Nik Kershaw
Edwin Starr
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
Ruby Turner
Kate Bush

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