Nick Mason on Children In Need charity album - more details
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 17 October 2009

Nick Mason - Bandaged Together, for BBC Children In NeedFurther to our previous story about Nick Mason's participation in one of the fund-raising efforts of this year's BBC Children In Need charity campaign, we have full information for you now of the release details, how you can buy the album and single, and how you can hear a sneak preview of the track that Nick not just drums on, but makes a rare vocal performance on too!

Nick was amongst the stars who assembled at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios on September 7th to help record a special version of the Beatles classic, All You Need Is Love, which will be used on the forthcoming Bandaged Together album that will be raising money for Children In Need.

We now know that the Bandaged Together album will be released on November 9th, 2009, and can be pre-ordered from November 1st at It will also be available in all the main Tesco stores following this release date.

The album is a double album as the organisers had so many people interesting in being part this album this year, so it will cost £13.00 to purchase, and £7.00 of this will go straight to BBC Children in Need. Tesco have very generously agreed to match this figure for the sales in their stores.

The album consists of a mixture of nostalgic and children's songs all from years gone by:

Bandaged Together - album cover
All You Need Is Love - single cover
  1. All You Need Is Love - Bandaged (with Nick Mason)
  2. Zoo Be Zoo - Clare Teal and Pee Wee Ellis
  3. Que Sera Sera - Sir Terry Wogan and Cerys Matthews
  4. We All Stand Together - Hayley Westenra, Lee Mead and the Togs chorus (featuring Sir Terry Wogan)
  5. My Favourite Things - Grant Windsor Trio and My Favourite Girls
  6. Turn The World Around - Anthony Head
  7. Fields Of Athenry - Finbar Furey, Red Hurley and Sir Terry Wogan
  8. When You Wish Upon A Star - Gretchen Peters
  9. What The World Needs Now - Aled Jones and the Waringstown Primary School choir
  10. Confidence - Elio Pace
  11. Catch A Falling Star - Beth Rowley


  1. Me and My Teddy Bear - Sharon Corr
  2. Bangers and Mash - Mark Radcliffe and Sally Boazman with The Smithills School Senior Brass Band
  3. Silver Bells - Sir Terry Wogan and Aled Jones
  4. Little Boxes - Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds
  5. Baby Mine - Elaine Paige
  6. Listen To The Children - Red Hurley
  7. Bring Me Sunshine - Ken Bruce and Lynn Bowles
  8. Hole In My Bucket - Sarah Kennedy & Matthew Kelly
  9. Runaway Train - Alex Lester
  10. All You Need Is Love - Goodnight Mix - Bandaged (with Nick Mason)
  11. Goodnight - A D Chivers

They will be releasing "All You Need Is Love" as a single on download on November 1st, and are hoping to get the single into a high street outlet as well - this is to be confirmed. However, if you want a sneak preview of the track, and are in the UK, you can tune in again to Friday morning's Wake Up With Wogan radio show on BBC Radio 2, where they gave the world's first airing of the song.

You can do this by firing up the BBC iPlayer and going to October 16th show (direct link here). The song is played right at the end of the show, so you'll need to skip through to the 1 hour, 57 minute point. They play most of the song, and it's a nice version, with multi-handed vocals much like Do They Know It's Christmas had a line sung per performer. Nick is the drummer on the track, and also adds his voice to the choruses. One of just a handful of known Nick Mason vocal performances available!

On the single (the sleeve of which is shown to the right, under the album cover) are the following people:
Midge Ure, Nick Mason, Bill Wyman, Brian May, Terry Taylor, Jason Rebello, Sharon Corr, Lee Mead, Hayley Westenra, Paloma Faith, Clare Teal, Cara Dillon, Bailey Tzuke, Red Hurley, Sir Terry Wogan, Finbar Furey, Ade Edmondson, Troy Donockley, Andy Dinan, Peter Gabriel, Hugh Cornwell, Anthony Head, Beth Rowley, Heather Small, Imelda May, the Kingswood School Orchestra and Singers ( Leader: Laura Cross). The Chorus Vocals: Mark Moraghan, Samantha Bond, Rosie Austin, Evy Lee, Ennis Langdon, Carlton Sheekey, J La Touche, Sarah Greene, Geneta Crooke, Judie Tzuke, Monica George, Ciara Janson, Angie Shaw, Emily Breeze, Bevin Sutherland, Catherine Anne Davies, Lenny Savage, Deborah Jordan, Esther O'Connor, Sophie Delila, Emma Payn, Caroline Harrison, Katey Brooks, Alex Lester, Hayley Daviss, Melanie Gabriel, Emma Stockton, Astrid Brook, Caroline Loftus, Kate Eden, Jasmine Nelson, Maureen Beattie, Bronagh Gallagher, Nina Hynes, Alex Kilpartrick, V Ross, Annette Bowen, Rebecca Thomas, Bazil Mende, Josh Cadmon, Jo Pasquale, Mick Sturbs and Norman Macintosh... and others!

Finishing touches are being made to what is being described as a "fantastic video" that goes with the single.