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Bob Geldof working on further versions of Band Aid

Bob Geldof is extending the reach of his Band Aid anthem 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by producing new edits and translations of the track. 

'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid 30 - which features the likes of One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora - stormed to No. 1 on the UK singles chart last week as the fastest-selling song of 2014. 

In order to raise further funds for the fight against Ebola, Bob Geldof has now revealed plans for more charity recordings. 

Geldof told Hello! magazine: "In the past Band Aid was essentially Anglo-American vocals, but we've just finished recording Band Aid Germany featuring their stars and I'm going to France to record Band Aid there." 

The Boomtown Rats vocalist continued: "Carla Bruni has rewritten their lyrics and my missus [Jeanne Marine], who's French, says they're brilliant. Then the Norwegians called up, and everybody's snowballing into recording their own version of the song."  

Sir Bob also explained that there will be off-shoot versions of Band Aid 30 based around certain acts who participated in the recording: 

"A lot of the artists sang the whole track so they could get into their line. So now we can put out some of these different versions - solos, duets, an all-girl or all-boy mix."  

Earlier this week Bob Geldof urged people to buy further copies of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. 

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Watch the Band Aid 30 video below: