Thank you everyone for all the pics, Youtube links & descriptions.
Will be interesting to see what the BBC guys will come up with from it all.
I seem to be the only one who didn't know that Beatle Paul McCartney had written the song.
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
The second take (linked on the previous page) sounds to my ears significantly better than the first so I can see why they did it again; it will also give them the chance to edit out any momentary fluffs, lapses or extraneous noises.
As always though, these amateur audience videos will sound decidedly second-rate compared to the final multi-tracked and professionally mixed recording. I probably won't watch them again, but I look forward very much to the final version!
It will be interesting to see what they do with the mixing. Hayley totally outpowered Lee, and when she tried to harmonise with him, her harmonies overpowered the main tune. This was very apparent on the first take, less so on the second, perhaps because of the audience's contribution. I think this will be another CD I'll have to buy.
Talented young singers and musicians from Bath have formed part of a star-studded line-up for a charity concert.
The Vocal Works Gospel Choir, the Bath Youth Gospel Choir and students from Kingswood School have all performed Paul McCartney's The Frog Chorus at Longleat with Joseph star Lee Mead and opera singer Hayley Westenra.
It was performed for a recording which will be included on the Bandaged Together album for Children in Need, which also has tracks from Timsbury-based actor Anthony Head and musicians Peter Gabriel, Bryan Ferry, Bill Wyman and Roger Taylor.
Both the album and the concert have been organised by Radio 2 breakfast presenter Terry Wogan's Old Geezers and Gals (TOGs).
The owner of Longleat, Lord Bath, said: "I am delighted that the TOGs decided to use Longleat for this most prestigious and exciting of events.
"With hundreds of thousands of children visiting us each year, it is fabulous to be tied in with the TOGs and BBC Children in Need."
The last Bandaged CD, which was produced last year, raised more than £250,000 for the good cause and organisers are hoping to beat that total this year. It is thought the album, including the recording at Longleat as well as studio performances, will be released at the beginning of November.
Malcolm from the Cara Dillon 'Broken Bridge forum' put me on to this BBC news clip of the event with Hayley chatting to the reporter from 58 sec to 1:08. There's also about 3-4 seconds to the ending of the 'We all stand together' song.
I've found an interesting news story on Abbey Road Studios' website. Hayley actually took part in a recording of the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love".
Album for Children In Need recorded at Abbey Road
Sir Terry Wogan visited Abbey Road recently to record tracks for a new album in aid of Children In Need, alongside a number of stars including former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
The album, Bandaged TOGether, is a project organised by fans of Sir Terry known as TOGs (Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals). Having scored a top three single hit at Christmas last year and an album which raised over £250,000 for the cause, the TOGs gathered in Studio Two of Abbey Road to record the follow-up with some of Sir Terry’s fellow Radio 2 presenters and stars such as Midge Ure, Lee Mead, Elaine Page, Aled Jones, and of course Pudsey the Bear.
And a super group including Sir Terry, Sharon Corr, Lee Mead, Samantha Bond, Clair Teal, Adrian Edmondson and Hayley Westenra recorded the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, with Nick Mason on drums and Bill Wyman on bass, in the same studio that the song was originally recorded.
Bandaged TOGether was produced by Adrian Chivers and engineered by Andrew Dudman, with Andrew Kitchen and Peter Hutchings assisting. It is due to be released in October with proceeds going to Children In Need.