R.E.M. do Lennon *UPDATED*

Monday, 12 March 2007 at 18:42 1 comment


R.E.M. and other acts are about to release a album of John Lennon covers in aid of Amnesty International. The LP is called ‘Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur‘ and will contain 20 songs. It will be relelased 12th June, to the best of my knowledge.

From USAToday:

“The basic $19.98 CD has 20 John Lennon covers, including the title track by U2, Working Class Hero by Green Day (a video is also expected), Mother by Christina Aguilera, Power to the People by the Black Eyed Peas, Love by The Cure, Jealous Guy by Yousou N’Dour, Imagine by Willie Nelson and Real Love by Regina Spektor. Tunes by Big & Rich and Jack Johnson also are due.

Half the 40 tracks will be available overseas or as bonuses on CD tailored for online and big-box retailers. Give Peace a Chance is interpreted by Aerosmith with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars and by a Japanese ensemble in the vein of We Are the World. All will be sold as individual downloads.”

R.E.M. have recorded #9 Dream, which you can hear via a YouTube vid below, and will be released as a single to download 13th March.

Check out info on it here, here and here.

It also explains why R.E.M.hq had a link to #9 Dream on the homepage for ages awhile ago.

*UPDATE* #9 Dream is for sale on US iTunes, but no sign of it this side of the pond yet :o(

*UPDATE 2* #9 Dream is finally available on UK iTunes!

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  • 1. Daniel  |  Tuesday, 13 March 2007 at 14:14

    Very exciting. Now I hope they just hurry up and record a new album!!


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