Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, The Clash and others reissued for UNICEF’s “Blue Vinyl” fundraiser

Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics and The Clash, among others, are being reissued as part of UNICEF’s “Blue Vinyl” fundraising campaign.

The United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) has released limited editions of 10 acclaimed albums for its charity series to raise money for the UNICEF UK Children’s Emergency Fund, which helps children affected by conflict and disasters.

There are only 48 copies pressed on “blue vinyl” of each of the 10 albums. The 10 albums are: ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ by Dylan; Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’; The Clash’s ‘Combat Rock’ (40th Anniversary Edition); Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Made Of This)”; ‘Medicine At Midnight’ by Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters; ‘Pearl’ by Janis Joplin (50th Anniversary Edition); ‘Live At Monterey’ by Jimi Hendrix; Leon Bridges ‘Coming Home’; ‘Confetti’ by Little Mix; and Prince’s ‘The Rainbow Children’ (20th Anniversary Edition).

Fans can enter each artist’s donation on the “Blue Vinyl” Crowdfunder website for a chance to win one of the available albums.

The campaign will highlight UNICEF’s “ability to respond to an emergency affecting children wherever they are, whenever the crisis occurs, within 48 hours,” according to a press release.

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall said: “What an honor for ‘Confetti’ to be part of the incredible ‘Blue Vinyl’ album alongside some iconic artists! As a supporter of UNICEF UK, I know how important it is. The money raised for children around the world. 10 million children are currently facing a severe drought in the Horn of Africa. This gift will go a long way to making a huge difference to children who are in so much need. all over the world”.

Carole King added: “I am a passionate and passionate believer in the rights of children and young people and have used my voice throughout my career to advocate and speak out on the issues I believe are important. I am proud of that 50 a year later “Tapestry” was released, this album continues to have a positive impact”.

“It’s great to know that all the money raised through the Blue Vinyl raffle will be donated to UNICEF UK, to help children around the world who are going through the most difficult circumstances, provide access to children with fair and equitable education, vaccines in the hardest to reach areas and safe spaces for children facing displacement and the horrors of conflict and war.”

Each of the “Blue Vinyl” albums is pressed in UNICEF’s signature deep blue, individually numbered from 1 to 48 and decorated with a UNICEF holographic release sticker on the front. Fans can enter each artist’s drawing an unlimited number of times for their chances to win.

Additionally, “Blue Vinyl” is showing on floor-to-ceiling folding screens at London’s Outernet until this Wednesday (August 10).

Regarding this partnership, James McEwan, COO of Outernet London said: “Outernet London is proud to support UNICEF as the launch venue for UNICEF Blue Vinyl 2022. Partnering with such an important charity and using our displays and newly opened immersive spaces to showcase this series of iconic albums and artists is very exciting.”

The “Blue Vinyl” series was created in collaboration with Sony Music UK. All money raised from the series will go to UNICEF UK’s Children’s Emergency Fund, which helps children affected by conflict and disasters such as those in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Yemen, and in response to the COVID pandemic.

Jon Sparkes OBE, Executive Director of the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), said: “It’s an honor to work with such an incredible roster of world-renowned artists, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone involved for their generosity in UNICEF’s “Blue Vinyl” to be completed. This project has the power to make a real difference to children around the world, supporting the vital work of our Children’s Emergency Fund to respond to conflict and disasters everywhere. That happens “.

The news comes as Foals created its own unique bike to help the Mental Health Foundation.

Oxford band drummer and keen cyclist Jack Bevan teamed up with leading UK bike maker Brompton to create the “Foals-themed” bike, hand-built in London.

To be in with a chance of winning the bike, fans must enter the Crowdfunder prize draw for £5 (one ticket), £10 (three tickets) or £20 (eight tickets). You can buy yours here until August 25th.

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