U2, David Bowie & Manic Street Preachers to release special one-off Record Store Day releases for War Child

From the Official Record Store Day UK Website.

Record Store Day UK are delighted to announce War Child as their Official Charity Partner of 2020 with three exclusive and limited-edition releases from U2, David Bowie and Manic Street Preachers.

These special releases will only be available in Record Store Day participating shops on Saturday 18th April with £1 from every unit sold going towards the charity War Child. Proceeds are expected to exceed £10,000.

The three releases forming part of this series include:

□       David Bowie – CHANGESNOWBOWIE – CD & LP
CHANGESNOWBOWIE which has never been available on record will be released in limited quantities on LP and CD for Record Store Day on 18th April, 2020.The cover art for the album will feature a portrait of David by renowned photographer Albert Watson, taken in New York in 1996. CHANGESNOWBOWIE is a nine-track mostly acoustic session which was recorded in 1996 in New York during rehearsals for Bowie’s 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden. The BBC broadcast the session the following year, on Bowie’s 50th birthday on January 8, 1997 by Mary Anne Hobbs

□       Manic Street Preachers – Done & Dusted – LP
This very limited edition 12” features mixes of the tracks ‘La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)’ and ‘Roses In The Hospital’  taken from the bands’ second album ‘Gold Against The Soul’ which was released in June 1993.   Mixes by London club scene heroes The Chemical Brothers and dance music icon Ashley Beedle were classic reworkings of the songs. The artwork for this release is inspired by a club promo 12” released in 1994 called ‘Done and Dusted’ (The Chemical Brothers were then known as the Dust Brothers).


□       U2 – 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
‘11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios in 1980. Originally released in May that year, the song was U2’s first single on Island Records. This 40th anniversary edition includes the full length version of ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ and the original 7” b-side ‘Touch’, plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band’s show at the Marquee in London in September 1980 – ‘Touch’ and ‘Twilight’. 12” Info -4 track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm, Pressed on 180gsm transparent blue vinyl, Full colour gatefold outer sleeve,Photo gallery on inner gatefold.

Manic Street Preachers said of War Child, “We first worked with War Child on the release of the ‘Help’ album in 1995 and are very proud to be associated with them.   This 2020 Record Store Day event is sure to be the biggest yet and we are always happy to work with War Child on it.”

Rich Clarke, Head of Music at War Child said: “War Child is working with children and young people in conflict affected areas to change systems and practices that affect them. We campaign on the root causes of conflict, and we demand that children are at the centre of all humanitarian responses. For 27 years the music industry has been vital to delivering our work from ground-breaking records and innovative partnerships to amazing live shows. That’s why we so grateful to be the official charity partner for Record Store Day 2020 and for the impact this will have for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. Thank you, Record Store Day!”

You can find a list of Record Store Day stockists on the participating store locator here

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