(TibetanReview.net, Jun19, 2015) – Some of the world’s top singers and musicians are contributing tracks for an album to honour Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on his 80th birthday Jul 6. The album, Songs for Tibet II, will feature contributions from the likes of Sting, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Elbow.
The album is being produced by the Art of Peace Foundation as a tribute celebrating the Dalai Lama’s philosophy of peace, non-violence and compassion, as well as his 80th birthday. Proceeds from the album will benefit initiatives designed to spread the teachings of the Dalai Lama and promote and preserve the culture of Tibet.
It is currently available to pre-order on PledgeMusic in digital and physical forms, as well as part of bundles with 2008’s Songs for Tibet, reported rollingstone.com Jun 17. It said that for $100, fans can have their name placed in a special “Thank You” section of the Songs for Tibet II’s liner notes.
A full track list is to be announced shortly, featuring a combination of unreleased versions of previously released songs or new recordings.
The report noted that while no other participating artists had been announced yet, the original Songs for Tibet featured a number of big name acts that included Sting, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Rush, Jackson Brown, Ben Harper, Moby and Regina Spektor.