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Sons of Wilbury for Darfur

The hubby and I had a fun weekend in Liverpool last weekend chasing down Beatles landmarks. Anyhow, this past week, I’ve been filled with enthusiasm for all things Beatle, so now is good time to give a punt to a fund-raising project for Amnesty International’s Darfur campaign.

Yoko Ono has donated the royalties from John Lennon’s songbook to allow the campaign to launch a fund-raising CD of Lennon covers, featuring some very big acts.

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The CD – Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur – was released a fortnight ago and is available from Amazon (and other online and high street retailers too, I’m sure).

One of the highlights is a really good version of Lennon’s Gimme Some Truth by the sons of two Traveling Wilburys – Jakob Dylan and Dhani Harrison. You can listen to it on NPR.

The album also features contributions by U2, REM, Lenny Kravitz, Jackson Browne and many others.

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