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2005-Jan-06: iTunes for Nelson Mandela

Sir Paul has recorded an exclusive iTune track as part of a new campaign to support Nelson's Mandela's 46664 charity. Sir Paul and David A Stewart have produced a track entitled Whole Life. The tune is now available for download throughout the world (excluding Spain). The USA will make the tracks available starting on January 18th. Proceeds from the donations made in respect for each download will benefit the 46664 (Nelson Mandela's prison number) campaign to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. The four tracks specially written for the 46664 1 Year On EP offering include:

1. Invincible Hope – Queen & Nelson Mandela (reading from his own writings)
2. Whole Life – Paul McCartney &David A Stewart
3. People – Jimmy Cliff featuring Sting & Tony Rebel
4. Freedom’s Coming - Da Universal Playaz

Last year, Sir Paul joined Bono, Beyonce, the Corrs, Britney Spears, Sting, Shakira, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox for Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS-awareness benefit concert which was held at the Greenpoint Stadium Cape Town, South Africa (see October 21, 2003). The concert was held before a live audience of 40,000 and a global television audience of over 2 billion.

Plans are being made for a second concert to be held at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club estate on March 19th. Proceeds from this concert will help the women of sub-Saharan Africa who are most affected by the AIDs virus. The line up of performers will be announced later this month.

 







(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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