Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Eddie Vedder Releases Live Version of "My City of Ruins" to Benefit Haiti

Eddie Vedder Haiti Relief Single

Eddie Vedder’s full audio performance of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City Of Ruins” from the recent Kennedy Center Honors is now available for purchase through Ten Club and iTunes for $.99. Proceeds from the sale of the track benefit Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief.

Benefit Single is available here from: Pearl Jam's Ten Club
Also available on iTunes: "My City of Ruins" for Haiti

From Eddie about the song and the cause:
About Artists for Peace and Justice
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Over the past year, APJ has directed its efforts to raising enough funds to fully sponsor three schools in Haiti in support of the initiatives of Father Rick Frechette and his team. These schools aren’t just a place to learn but provide for a hot meal, clean water and a chance at the future to children who desperately need it. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, APJ has focused its efforts on raising much needed dollars for emergency aid in the ravaged country that is only a few hours from our shores.

"My City Of Ruins" Credits
Performed by Eddie Vedder
Featuring The Joyce Garrett Singers - Artistic Director, Joyce Garrett
Words and Music by Bruce Springsteen
Performed December 6, 2009 at the "Kennedy Center Honors" Bruce Springsteen Tribute Performance
Produced by Michael Stevens
Executive Producer, George Stevens, Jr.
Music Direction and Choral Arrangement by Rob Mathes
Recorded and Mixed by Ed Greene
Assisted by John Burton
Recording courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. (www.kennedy-center.org)

Special thanks to Michael Stevens, Joyce Garrett and especially Bruce Springsteen

Eddie Vedder performing "My City of Ruins" by Bruce Springsteen at the Kennedy Center Honors.

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