Hear 'n Aid was a heavy metal charitable musical project envisioned by Ronnie James Dio and fellow Dio band mates Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell with the purpose of raising money for famine relief in Africa. The Hear 'n Aid project, spearheaded by Ronnie, culminated in a one-time studio collaboration of 40 individual rock and heavy metal artists.
Hear 'N Aid is a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping the millions of people that suffer at the hands of hunger in Africa and around the worls. Monies received by PolyGram Records, Inc. in excess of manufacturing, marketing and distribution costs are being donated to Hear 'N Aid, Inc. for the world famine relief projects.
Released date 05 July 1986. Members owning this album20. 2. The 4 1/2 Minute News. Bonustrack (12" Version).
Hear 'N Aid. Released 1986. Y&T & Yngwie Malmsteen) Lyrics. Ask us a question about this album. Primary Artists Accept, Dio, Hear 'N Aid & 5 more.
Hear 'n Aid was a joint effort from the heavy metal scene of the 80s to raise money for famine relief in Africa.
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Typically bombastic, but no more cheesy than "We Are the World.
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Crew [Roadcrew] – Brian Wede, Neil "Studs" Watson, Ray "Reggie" OgawaEngineer [Assistant] – Benny Faccone, Brett Newman, Clyde Kaplan, Gary McGachan, Joe Borja, Magic Moreno, Paul McKenna, Robert DeLaGarza*Engineer [Recording] – Angelo ArcuriGuitar [1st Solo] – Craig Goldy, Eddie OjedaGuitar [2nd Solo] – Brad Gillis, Vivian CampbellGuitar [3rd Solo] – George Lynch, Neal SchonGuitar [4th Solo] – Vivian Campbell, Yngwie MalmsteenGuitar [5th Solo] – Carlos Cavazo, George LynchGuitar [6th Solo] – Brad Gillis, Craig Goldy, Donald "Buck Dharma" RoeserGuitar [Melody Lines On Choruses] – Adrian Smith , Dave Murray Mastered By – Greg FulginitiVocals – Kevin DuBrowVocals, Lead Vocals [Chorus] – Dave Meniketti, Don Dokken, Eric Bloom, Geoff Tate, Paul Shortino, Rob Halford, Ronnie James DioWritten-By – Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio, Vivian Campbell
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Engineer – Angelo Arcuri, David "Surf" SabellaInterviewer, Edited By [Interviews] – Gayl MurphyPerformer [Music] – Claude Schnell
- Manufactured By – Polygram Discos Sarl
- Art Direction – John Coulter
- Design [Logo Designs] – Bill Ferguson*
- Liner Notes – Sharon Weisz
- Photography By – Gene Kirkland, Jacki Sallow, Jodi Summers Dorland, Mark Weiss , Pier G. Brunelli*, Tom Farrington
- Producer, Arranged By – Ronnie James Dio
NotesOn May 20 and 21, 1985, 40 artists from the hard rock music community gathered at A&M Records Studios to participate in the making of a record called "Stars" as part of a very special project known as Hear'N Aid. The "Stars" single, coupled with the album, a video documentary on the making of the record, and other ancillary products will raise money for famine relief efforts in Africa and around the world.
40 artists and hundreds of volunteers donated their time and talent over four months to make Hear'N Aid a reality. "Stars" is a plea for unity in the fight against world hunger.
Recorded at: A&M Records Studios, Rumbo Recorders, Sound City.
Edited and mixed at: Rumbo Recorders
Mastering: Artisan Sound
Interviews recorded live at A&M, May 20 1985.
Edited and mixed at KLOS Sound City.
Special Thanks to Tim Kelly.
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|HEAR 1, 884 004-7||Hear'n Aid||Stars (7", Single)||Vertigo, Vertigo||HEAR 1, 884 004-7||UK||1986|
|HEAR 12||Hear'n Aid||Stars (12")||Vertigo||HEAR 12||UK||1986|
|884 004-1||Hear'n Aid||Stars (12", Maxi)||PolyGram||884 004-1||Greece||1986|
|884 004-7||Hear'n Aid||Stars (7", Single)||Mercury||884 004-7||Australasia||1986|
|884 004-1||Hear'n Aid||Stars (12", Maxi)||Mercury||884 004-1||France||1986|