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It seems like everyone in the music world is participating in a charity. Model Christy Turlington Burns is now doing her part by rallying her musician friends to participate in her charity Every Mother Counts. Its goal is to raise awareness and reduce the death of mothers globally. Every Mother Counts 2012 is the second album to be released for the charity.
"I went to friends first, as I did with the first CD," Turlington Burns told Rolling Stone. "Bono and Chris Martin were great supporters of the project the first time around, and when I knew I wanted to include men on this album they were obvious choices. They are also both fathers to daughters. Others, such as Patti Smith and Rita Wilson, I've known for a long time, and some, like Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, I only met briefly but was a huge admirer. I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or in the case of Edward Sharpe, who will be soon. We wanted to reach a broad audience on this issue with this particular project and with a range of perspectives."
It will be available in Starbucks from May 1 to May 29 in celebration of Mother’s Day. Out of the 19 songs, 13 are unheard including Eddie Vedder’s “Skipping."
The full track listing is listed below with asterisks indicating the unheard tracks.
Bono and the Edge "Original of the Species" (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder " Skipping" *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell "Pretty Day" *
Faith Hill "Wish for You"
Sade "The Sweetest Gift"
Lauryn Hill "I Remember"
Rita Wilson "Baby I'm Yours" *
Diana Krall "Don't Fence Me In" *
Dave Matthews Band "Sister" (live) *
Alanis Morissette "Magical Child" *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Mother" *
David Bowie "Everyone Says 'Hi'"
Cedella Marley "Get Up Stand Up" *
Beck "Corrina, Corrina" *
Rufus Wainwright "Instead of the Dead" *
Patti Smith "Somalia" *
Coldplay "Yellow" (acoustic) *