Every Mother Counts, an advocacy and awareness campaign headed by model-turned-activist Christy Turlington Burns to increase education and support for maternal and child health, is slated to release its second charity compilation album May 1, and as Antiquiet points out, its track list is not to be messed with. Thirteen of the 19 songs are unreleased tunes from artists like Patti Smith, Coldplay, Eddie Vedder, Cedella Marley, and Beck. The ones that have already been heard are just as good, though, with contributions from David Bowie, Sade and Lauryn Hill. It's going to be released via Starbucks, to make picking up your socially conscious adult contemporary mixtape as easy as stepping out for your daily grande triple-shot, extra hot, no-foam latte.
The first Every Mother Counts compilation featured tracks from mothers only (including Ani DiFranco, Madonna, Rosanne Cash, Dixie Chicks, Carla Bruni, and, um, Gwyneth Paltrow), so this one is branching out significantly with gentlemen paying their dues to the people who brought them into this world. Did we mention it's International Women's Day? And that March is National Women's History Month?Every Mother Counts Vol. 2
(* indicates a previously unreleased track):
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" *
Seal – "Secret "
Dave Matthews Band – "Sister" (live) *
Sting - "Fragilidad"
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) *