Monday, May 07, 2007

Artists Unite in Donating Tracks to Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur

By Christine Albrecht

Release Date: June 12, 2007

More than 20 John Lennon songs recorded by top selling musicians are being released on June 12, 2007. The proceeds of this united effort will go to Amnesty International’s Darfur campaign. Canadian artists on the CD include Finger Eleven, The Waking Eyes, David Usher, Barenaked Ladies, and K-os.

In an effort to mobilize activism around the human rights atrocities occurring in Darfur, Sudan, international musicians and record labels have united behind Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. The collection features songs written by musician and peace activist, John Lennon.

Yoko Ono provided the generous gift of Lennon's solo catalogue to Amnesty International. The funds raised will be directed to saving the lives of innocent women, children and men who are dying by the thousands, and to restoring peace in Darfur.

As well as the rights to Lennon’s songs, Yoko Ono has also donated all music publishing royalties.

Give peace a chance, indeed.

Well done, Yoko.

For more information about Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur or Amnesty International, please visit

The full track-listing for Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur is as follows:

Disc One:

U2 - "Instant Karma"

R.E.M. - "#9 Dream"

Christina Aguilera - "Mother"

Aerosmith - "Give Peace A Chance"

Lenny Kravitz - "Cold Turkey"

Los Lonely Boys - "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night"

Corinne Bailey Rae - "I'm Losing You"

Jakob Dylan featuring Dhani Harrison - "Gimme Some Truth"

Jackson Browne - "Oh My Love"

Big & Rich - "Nobody Told Me"

Disc Two:

Green Day - "Working Class Hero"

Black Eyed Peas - "Power to the People"

Jack Johnson - "Imagine"

Snow Patrol - "Isolation"

Matisyahu - "Watching the Wheels"

Ben Harper - "Beautiful Boy"

Postal Service - "Grow Old With Me"

Jaguares - "Gimme Some Truth"

Avril Lavigne - "Imagine"

The Flaming Lips - "(Just Like) Starting Over"

Regina Spektor - "Real Love"

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