October 7, 2011
John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November
Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese Red Cross' earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
The performances of Beatles and Lennon solo songs were recorded during the 30th annual Lennon tribute show, which took place Nov. 12, 2010. Browne performed "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" while Smith and guitarist Tony Shanahan played "Oh Yoko," Ndegeocello sang "God," Aimee Mann took on "Jealous Guy," and LaVette delivered "The Word," which she covered on her Grammy Award-nominated 2010 release "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook." Taj Mahal, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Alejandro Escovedo, Keb' Mo', Martin Sexton and the Playing For Change Band are also featured on the album.http://www.billboard.com/news/john-lennon-tribute-concert-cd-out-in-november-1005394742.story#/news/john-lennon-tribute-concert-cd-out-in-november-1005394742.story