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Tuesday, October 28, 1997 Published at 14:39 GMT


Music stars flock to appear on 'Diana' album

The organisers of the official commemorative album for Diana, Princess of Wales have announced a line-up of stars which reads like a Who's Who of the pop, rock and classical music worlds.

The double album, which will go on sale on December 1, contains a total of 36 songs, including 13 exclusive tracks.

The most recent hits include the Spice Girls (Mama) and Puff Daddy (I'll Be Missing You).

There are also songs by Michael Jackson, Queen, REM, George Michael, Annie Lennox, U2, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, The Bees Gees, Cliff Richard and Tina Turner.

Other stars include Sinead O'Connor, Bryan Ferry, The Pretenders, Peter Gabriel, Enya, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Des'ree, Mariah Carey, Seal, Diana Ross, Toni Braxton, Gloria Estefan and Simply Red.

There are also appearances by Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Lesley Garrett.

A number of the songs are touching ballads with titles such as "Angel", "Everybody Hurts", "Hymn to Her", "Gone Too Soon" and "Missing You".

The album, for which the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund is setting up its own record label, is expected to top the Christmas charts.

Some artists have specially recorded their tributes to Diana, while others have donated existing tracks or re-recorded their hits.


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