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We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa
Usa for Africa
We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa
Genres: Country, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Usa for Africa
Title: We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa
Members Wishing: 12
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Smooth Jazz, Swing Jazz, Bebop, Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Oldies, By Decade, 1980s, Soul, Folk Rock, Roots Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282482228

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Reviewed on 7/15/2011...
As for most of the songs, Huey Lewis' live version of Trouble in Paradise is not too bad. They could have made the Canadian Artists's song Tears Are Not Enough" a bit longer than 4 minutes as to the opposed "We Are The World" being 7 minutes long. We all know it's because each person wanted to have their own line and it would end up repeating the same chorus over and over. The album was a good effort to begin wiht in my opinion. But overall my favorite song has to be Tears Are not Enough, all together.

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We Are The Hits (that never were)
Danny M. Dean | Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States | 03/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all: DON'T buy this CD just for the title song (Unless you need it for a special project) AND, don't buy it to help starving people in Africa. That boat sailed a long time back. For some reason, this CD has been Out Of Print for ages, so the proceeds will go to the reseller who has to charge a MINT for it because of its scarcity. So, WHY BUY IT? Bruce Springsteen, Steve Perry, Chicago, Tina Turner, Huey Lewis, Kenny Rogers, The Pointer Sisters and Prince. If you're a fan of any of those artists: the extra songs unique to the collection are among the best they've done. They're all superstars trying to one up each other. So, they're great. Each song could have been (and should have been) a hit single. Bruce Springsteen's first official (non seasonal) live release with the E Street Band "Trapped" is a great take on a Jimmy Cliff song. I can't get the tune out of my head. Steve Perry's contribution blows away his solo hit as well as most Journey tunes. Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, Huey Lewis & The News and The Pointer Sisters were all hot at the time too, and their tracks show it, too. We Are The World is a triumph of Quincy Jones and and an apparently still on top of his game, Michael Jackson, trying to squeeze the kitchen sink into one song. They did it, and it has worn out its welcome for most listeners, but all in all, this is a great collection anyway because We Are The Hits you haven't heard."
Great individual gems
Jeffrey Anbinder | New York, NY | 09/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sure, this CD represents an important milestone in popular musicians' social activism - and the title track is a very significant (if not artistically very interesting) song in that it was a very early example of that kind of superstar grouping, coming fast on the heels of the British Band-Aid group.But beyond all that, I highly recommend this CD to any Springsteen fans - his intense live cover of Jimmy Cliff's "Trapped" is well worth the entire CD's purchase price. And how can you go wrong when some of the proceeds go to charity?"