Timeline More from year 2012
UK release date:
Dec 17, 2012
Publisher:
Metropolis Recordings
Reference:
JFT96

Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Track list

Disc 1


1.

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Written by Bob Russell, Bobby Scott

4:33 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar solo, Lead vocals
Gerry Marsden :
Lead vocals
Steve Sidwell :
Strings arrangement
Holly Johnson :
Lead vocals
Robbie Williams :
Lead vocals
Rebecca Ferguson :
Lead vocals
Paloma Faith :
Lead vocals
Eliza Doolittle :
Lead vocals
Beverley Knight :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
Melanie C :
Lead vocals
Andy Brown :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
Mick Jones :
Electric guitar
Peter Hooton :
Lead vocals
Chris Sharrock :
Drums
Ren Harvieu :
Lead vocals
Dave McCabe :
Lead vocals
Paul Heaton :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
Hollie Cook :
Backing vocals
Jon McClure :
Lead vocals
John Power :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
Guy Chambers :
Piano, Producer
Andrew Davitt :
Acoustic guitar
Cyrus Reynolds :
Brass arrangement
Ian Davidson :
Choir arrangement, Choir conductor
David Catlin-Birch :
Bass guitar
Alan Hansen :
Choir
John Bishop :
Choir
Kenny Dalglish :
Choir
Neil Fitzmaurice :
Choir
Peter Reid :
Choir
Steve Rotheram :
Choir
LIPA Gospel Choir :
Choir
Vasily Petrenko :
Strings conductor
Richard Blake :
Cornet, Flugelhorn
Matthew Lewis :
Euphonium
Meredith Moore :
French horn
Will Pound :
Harmonica
Glenn Tilbrook :
Lead vocals
Shane MacGowan :
Lead vocals
Richard Flack :
Mixing engineer, Producer, Recording engineer
Oliver Som :
Recording engineer
Paul Stanborough :
Recording engineer
Liam Nolan :
Assistant recording engineer
Alec Brits :
Assistant recording engineer (choir)
Tony Draper :
Recording engineer (choir)
Jon Withnall :
Assistant recording engineer (strings)
Chris Taylor :
Recording engineer (strings)
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra :
Strings
Adi Brett :
Strings
Amelia Jones :
Strings
Anthony Banks :
Strings
Catherine Marwood :
Strings
Daniel Sanxis :
Strings
David Rimbault :
Strings
David Ruby :
Strings
Fiona Stunden :
Strings
Gemma Bass :
Strings
Gethyn Jones :
Strings
Hilary Browning :
Strings
James Justin Evans :
Strings
James Pattinson :
Strings
Kathryn Cropper :
Strings
Lesley Gwyther :
Strings
Olga Muszynska :
Strings
Paula Muldoon :
Strings
Paulette Bayley :
Strings
Rachel Jones :
Strings
Rakhvinder Singh :
Strings
Rebecca Walters :
Strings
John Hebbron :
Strings
Sarah Hill :
Strings
Simon Denton :
Strings
Stephan Mayer :
Strings
Stephen Mann :
Strings
Susanna Jordan :
Strings
Thelma Handy :
Strings
William Roberts :
Tuba

Session Recording:
November 2012 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

About

From paulmccartney.com, November 22, 2012:

Paul has been working with The Justice Collective for the Hillsborough tribute single, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ released 17 December 2012.

A strong contender for the coveted Christmas Number One spot, ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ features a stellar line-up of artists including Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Andy Brown (Lawson), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), (The Justice Tonight band), Chris Sharrock (Beady Eye / Oasis), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), all giving their time for free to record the single.

‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ is produced by the Award-winning Guy Chambers, with all proceeds from single sales going towards the Hillsborough Families legal costs in their fight for justice.

From paulmccartney.com, December 24, 2012:

The Justice Collective’s Hillsborough tribute single ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ is the UK 2012 Christmas number 1 single. The track reached the top spot in the singles charts last night with sales of over 269,000.

From DailyMail, December 23, 2012 – The Justice Collective: The Hillsborough charity single has seen off James Arthur to claim Christmas number one 2012

Last updated on December 8, 2020

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