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post Jun 27 2019, 10:39 AM
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(not sure where to post this, but I had a look, and charity singles threads usually go here)

The BBC are recording a charity album for Children in Need this year, presumably it'll be out in November.

The names confirmed so far are:

Helena Bonham Carter
Jim Broadbent
Olivia Colman
Shaun Dooley
Luke Evans
Suranne Jones
Adrian Lester
Himesh Patel
David Tennant
Jodie Whittaker

There will also be a TV special about the recording of it. The press release also says "Each of the actors will handpick a song that is most significant to them and receive expert guidance from Brit and Mercury award-winning record producers and songwriters Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby". I'm hoping we get a Tennant-Whittaker duet laugh.gif
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post Jun 27 2019, 02:42 PM
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With that list of names the children will continue to be in need.
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post Jun 27 2019, 02:53 PM
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Lol at three of these being the leads from Broadchurch laugh.gif
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post Jun 27 2019, 03:37 PM
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Charity singles have been in steep decline recently so what makes the BBC think they can flog a whole album?

Can't see this doing well at all.
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post Oct 4 2019, 02:47 PM
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The album will be released on November 1st, with Jodie Whittaker's cover of Coldplay's Yellow out today - it's also straight on the Radio 2 B-list.

Tracklisting:

1. Helena Bonham Carter – Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
2. Jim Broadbent – Blue Moon by Rogers and Hart
3. Olivia Colman – Glory Box by Portishead
4. Shaun Dooley – Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
5. Luke Evans – Smile by Charlie Chaplin
6. Suranne Jones – Symphony by Clean Bandit
7. Adrian Lester – I Wish by Stevie Wonder
8. Himesh Patel – All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers
9. David Tennant – Sunshine on Leith by The Proclaimers
10. Jodie Whittaker – Yellow by Coldplay
11. Group cover of It Must Be Love by Labi Siffre

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post Oct 4 2019, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE(Rob @ Jun 27 2019, 03:42 PM) *
With that list of names the children will continue to be in need.

Couldn't have put it better!
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post Oct 4 2019, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(cantthinkofaname @ Jun 27 2019, 03:53 PM) *
Lol at three of these being the leads from Broadchurch laugh.gif

Or 2 DOCTORS (the missed a trick with a possible duet between them)
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post Oct 4 2019, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE(777666jason @ Oct 4 2019, 06:04 PM) *
Or 2 DOCTORS (the missed a trick with a possible duet between them)

They could have done a cover of the Thompson Twins' Doctor Doctor tongue.gif
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post Oct 4 2019, 08:09 PM
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Remember when charity singles charted really high in the UK upon their releases?
Pepperidge Farm Remembers!
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post Oct 4 2019, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE(DalekTethered32 @ Oct 4 2019, 09:09 PM) *
Remember when charity singles charted really high in the UK upon their releases?
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It's probably because when buying a charity single was more of a "product" than in the download/streaming era, people were more likely to get it as an "impulse buy" even if they weren't keen on the track, as it was for charity. Once the physical product was removed from the equation, the chances of getting people to purchase/stream it on the strength of the song itself was going to get more difficult, unless it was a really good song in its own right. It's a smart move that they're releasing it as an album, as even now people are still likely to buy a CD album, although I'm surprised Children In Need didn't do this as regularly before.
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This is such a good idea, the execution though is awful. I'm sure they could have got a load of artists together to record covers for it. Take That covering The Beatles, Spice Girls covering ABBA, Olly Murs covering Elvis etc. Have it themed on artists having their take on classic tracks by classic artists, get 3 or 4 of them to perform on the night.
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post Oct 22 2019, 06:29 PM
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TV special is on next Wednesday 30th on BBC One
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post Nov 8 2019, 08:48 PM
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Shaun Dooley isn't happy with the removal of it from the Albums Chart!



The OCC have responded with:

"The album is on course to take the number one spot on the compilation albums chart and be the biggest-selling album of the week - which is a huge achievement, while raising money for such a deserving cause.

"Got It Covered was described to us pre-release as an artist album, but on release it was clear that it was a various artists compilation, as it is widely credited as across retail and music services. We are sorry this fact was not picked up sooner, and we are huge supporters of all the incredible and important work Children in Need do and would urge everyone to continue to go out and buy the album."

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post Nov 8 2019, 10:43 PM
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How thick do the OCC have to be though to only now realise that it's a compilation album? It's been CLEARLY advertised for long enough for someone to say 'hang on a minute, there's more than one artist on this album, and that's not in the rules of what's allowed on the artist chart'??

like, really
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post Nov 8 2019, 10:45 PM
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It was absolutely the right decision to move it to the compilation chart, it's just silly that they didn't notice it sooner. It's by no means an artist album and the backlash surrounding it feels OTT, because it's still raised a lot of money for Children In Need and moving chart doesn't change that?
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post Nov 9 2019, 01:21 AM
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It is the right move to place it on the compilations chart because it basically is, i think the biggest thing that they are upset by is Number 1 Album has a better ring to it than Number 1 compilation album.
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post Nov 9 2019, 09:27 AM
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I'm not sure how this 'removes a revenue stream' for them, the album sold the exact same regardless of where it charts. Very overdramatic.
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post Nov 9 2019, 09:36 AM
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He thought it wouldn't be stocked in shops because of not being in the album chart for some reason. And I guess being in the main album chart / being able to market it as a #1 album might be slightly more exposure? Really doubt it would make much difference though.

They could have easily had the album counted as an artist album without even changing anything if they had billed all the songs as BBC Concert Orchestra feat. [insert vocalist], then it'd be no different to stuff like the Pete Tong classic house albums etc., but the way it's been presented they really should have known it'd be on the compilations chart, the OCC seriously messed up by changing their mind midweek even after publishing a whole article about the album heading for #1.
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post Nov 9 2019, 10:50 AM
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QUOTE(Rob @ Nov 9 2019, 10:27 AM) *
I'm not sure how this 'removes a revenue stream' for them, the album sold the exact same regardless of where it charts. Very overdramatic.
Not that it would make a difference to revenue but by being relegated to the Compilation Albums chart it will have lost any streaming sales. Not that it probably had many anyway?
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post Nov 9 2019, 01:02 PM
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A lot of stores mostly stock compilation albums now laugh.gif
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