"Diana, Princess of Wales Tribute" - Various Artists

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Disc One:
  • Who Wants to Live Forever – Queen
  • You Have Been Loved – George Michael
  • Angel – Annie Lennox
  • Make Me a Channel of Your Peace – Sinéad O’Connor
  • Miss Sarajevo – Passengers / Luciano Pavarotti
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 18 – Bryan Ferry
  • Little Willow – Paul McCartney
  • Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  • Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
  • Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn
  • Hymn to Her – The Pretenders
  • Love Minus Zero / No Limit – Rod Stewart
  • In the Sun – Peter Gabriel
  • Watermark – Enya
  • Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) – Barbra Streisand
  • Every Nation – Red Hot R+B All Stars
  • I’ll Fly Away – Aretha Franklin
    Disc Two:
  • I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Gone Too Soon – Michael Jackson
  • You Were Loved – Whitney Houston
  • You Gotta Be – Des’ree
  • Hero – Mariah Carey (live)
  • Prayer for the Dying – Seal
  • Missing You – Diana Ross
  • Wish You Were Here – Bee Gees
  • How Could an Angel Break My Heart – Kenny G / Toni Braxton
  • Love Is a Beautiful Thing – Tina Turner
  • All That Matters – Cliff Richard
  • Mama – Spice Girls
  • Don’t Wanna Lose You – Gloria Estefan
  • Stars – Simply Red
  • Ave Maria – Michael Bolton / Placido Domingo
  • Pavane – Lesley Garrett
  • I Am in Love with the World – Chicken Shed

Background Information

On August 31, 1997, Diana, The Princess of Wales had been killed in a horrible car crash. Long known for her charity work, she had often crossed paths with popular musicians at a variety of benefits and events. Indeed she had met with Bono during the 1995 Pavarotti and Friends concert in Modena, Italy where the song “Miss Sarajevo” was first performed live with Pavarotti. It was “Miss Saravejo” which was chosen to appear on this compilation. The “Single Version” of the track was used, and the compilation was issued on December 1, 1997 in the UK and the following day in North America.

The CD was put together for the “Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund” charity which had been created in Diana’s memory. The fund was co-founded by Diana’s lawyer, Anthony Julius, to deal with the donations that poured in from around the world in the days and months after her death. The proceeds from Elton Johns single “Candle in the Wind 1997” were also donated to this fund. The CD explains the fund: “The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund was created in response to the huge expression of sadness from people all over the World following the Princess’ death. Her office at Kensington Palace was overwhelmed with letters from people wishing to give to charity in memory of the Princess, whose devotion to charitable and humanitarian causes was well known. The fund shall be helping many causes which the Princess held dear through the kindness and generosity of those who have given in her memory.”

Due to the short turn-around time between the death of Diana and the production of this CD, most of the tracks included are previously released songs, or previously recorded songs that the artists donated to the album. Only 13 tracks had previously been unreleased.

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