Theatre Within today announces the November 15th release of a live album chronicling the sold out, star-studded 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live from the Beacon Theatre NYC. The 15-song release will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon and other major online music outlets. Proceeds from the sales of the digital release will be shared with the Japanese Red Cross for its ongoing Earthquake/Tsunami Relief efforts.
"John would have loved that Theatre Within has produced a special live album of his songs to benefit the Japanese Red Cross and the people still suffering from the tsunami and earthquake," states Yoko Ono.
The 30th Annual Tribute took place November 12, 2010 at New York's legendary Beacon Theatre and featured an all-star line-up of musicians, spanning nearly four generations, each performing unique interpretations of classic Lennon songs, from his Beatles through solo years.
Martin Sexton, whose rendition of Working Class Hero, was called "chill-inspiring" by Billboard Magazine, said, "John has always been a hero of mine, not only for his musical brilliance, but for his life-long commitment to bringing peace and light into the world." Talking about performing Come Together with Steph Brown and his daughter Deva, Taj Mahal said, "Respect the way the song was written because that's what grabbed me, and then add my sauce, or my wiggle or growl."
Power To The People - Rich Pagano
And Your Bird Can Sing - The Kennedys
God - Meshell Ndegeocello
Help! - Alejandro Escovedo
Mother - Shelby Lynne
Working Class Hero - Martin Sexton
Hey Bulldog - Joan Osborne
Watching the Wheels - Taj Mahal and Vusi Mahlasela
In My Life - Keb' Mo'
Come Together - Taj Mahal with Deva Mahal & Steph Browne
The Word - Bettye LaVette
Jealous Guy - Aimee Mann
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Jackson Browne
Oh Yoko - Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan
Instant Karma - Playing For Change Band
Artist: Various Artists
Title: 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live from the Beacon Theatre NYC
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Label: Theatre Within
Format(s): Digital Download