A four-volume 34-track limited edition vinyl collection, “Music That Changes the World,” to be released to benefit Record Store Day by the David Lynch Foundation on April 21, will include an unreleased track from Sean Lennon and contributions from a few friends and associates of the Beatles.
The set, to be limited to 2,500 copies worldwide, will feature songs from Beatles friend (and fellow Maharishi Mahesh Yogi meditator) Donovan, former Apple Records artist Mary Hopkin, Peter & Gordon, who had top 10 hits with several Lennon & McCartney songs. Others to be in the set are Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Moby, Maroon 5, Tom Waits and Nancy Sinatra. Also included will be a previously unreleased bonus track, “Formica,” from Sean Lennon’s The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.
The set was originally released digitally in mid-July 2011 through iTunes as Download For Good, The Music That Changes the World, Special Limited Editon Box Set. The new compilation has been re-mastered for vinyl.
“It is my great pleasure to announce the vinyl release of ‘Music That Changes the World’ on Record Store Day,” Beatles long-time friend Donovan said in a statement released on Monday. “As head of the Musical Wing of The David Lynch Foundation, I wish to thank all the amazing artists who have contributed. From the beginning, when the Beatles and I were writing songs to promote Maharishi’s meditation, it was always my dream to bring all the musical fraternity onto one great label to Promote True Peace. This day has arrived and now the world can know as we knew then, that Change Begins Within.”
The vinyl set will include a 42-page color book with an introduction by David Lynch. It will also include a digital version of “Meditation, Creativity, Peace”, a documentary with footage from David Lynch’s tour around the world in 2007-8 talking to goverment leaders, students and the press.
- Vol 1.0 A. 1. Peter Gabriel – Curtains 2. Ozomatli – Monster 3. Arrested Development – Let It Go 4. Slightly Stoopid w. Don Carlos – Wiseman, Live @ Black Water. Side B. 1. Iggy Pop – Milk Cow Blues 2. Phil Soussan – Shot In The Dark 3. Rodrigo y Gabriela – Satori, live 4. Band From TV – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
- Vol 1.2 A. 1. Moby – The Poison Tree 2. Ben Lee – Food For The Moon 3. Alanis Morissette – 20/20 4. Heather Nova – Doubled Up. Side B 1. Amanda Palmer – In My Mind 2. Nancy Sinatra – End of the World 3. Tom Waits – Briar and The Rose 4. Au Revoir Simone – Boys Of Summer 5. Special Beat w. Pauline Black – Night Club
- Vol 1.3 A. 1. Maroon 5 – The Air I Breathe 2. Pink Jaffee featuring Jakob Dylan w. Daryl Hannah – Wont You Stay 3. Emin – All I Need Tonight 4. The Waterboys – In The Beginning Was Love 5. Carmen Rizzo w. Grant-Lee Phillips – Bring the Mountain Down. Side B. 1. The Charlatans – The Only One I Know (RMX_with Factory Floor) 2. Andy Summers featuring Geeta Novotny – Ave Maria 3. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Formica
- Vol. 1.4 A. 1. Dave Stewart – Man To Man 2. Ben Folds – Wild Mountain Thyme 3. Donovan – Listen 4. Mary Hopkin – Gold and Silver 5. Peter & Gordon – True Love Ways. Side B. 1. Patricia Kaas Remix by Jourdan Bordes 2. Neon Trees – Animal, djs From Mars Remix 3. Salman Ahmad w. Valerie Geffner – Nachoon Gi.
- At left: Watch the third annual Change Begins Within benefit in December, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and featuring Russell Brand and more.