This November 13th, 50 special limited edition blue vinyl copies of 16 incredible albums are being specially released to raise money for Unicef’s work for children affected by wars and disasters.
The blue vinyl editions include such seminal albums as Amy Winehouse Back To Black, Bob Marley And The Wailers Catch A Fire, Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor, David Bowie The Next Day, King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King, Spice Girls Spice and many more.
Each of the sixteen albums has been specially pressed in Unicef’s cyan blue vinyl and individually numbered from 1 to 50. Each album will be adorned with an edition sticker as well as a holographic Unicef sticker on the front of the album. To acquire one of the limited edition vinyl fans can pay £5 to enter an artist specific prize draw. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be bought and for every ten tickets bought by one person a free ticket is issued.
For the super fans and collectors there is the opportunity to bid for the first pressing (no. 1) of each the blue vinyl editions. Bids start at £250. The prize draw and auction will be hosted on – www.givergy.com. There is also a special auction for the collection of the number 2 pressings of all 16 albums. Bids start at £1,500.
100% of proceeds from Unicef Blue Vinyl will go to Unicef UK’s Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund helps Unicef be there for children in danger, wherever and whenever war or disaster strikes.
Tim Clark Unicef UK Vice President/Chairman ie:music said: ““I’m honoured to have set up the Unicef Music Group and, together with Unicef UK, bring together some of the biggest names in the music industry to raise money and awareness of Unicef’s vital work for children through Blue Vinyl. Music fans – and vinyl collectors especially – are famous for their passion and dedication to their favourite artists, and we’re hoping that they dig deep to support this incredible cause, helping Unicef be there for children in danger, wherever and whenever war or disaster strikes.”
Robbie Williams Unicef UK Ambassador said: “I’ve been a Unicef UK Ambassador for 17 years, and have seen first-hand just how vital the work made possible through projects like Blue Vinyl really is. On trips to Haiti and South Africa to see Unicef’s work I’ve met children living in the most horrendous circumstances, who have experienced things no child should ever have to. I couldn’t be more proud to support Unicef Blue Vinyl with my album, Take The Crown, and know that the money raised through this special edition really will help fund life-saving work for children around the world.”
Unicef UK CEO Mike Penrose said: “We are so proud and excited to release this incredibly special collection of albums for Unicef’s Blue Vinyl, collaborating with some of the world’s best music talent to support children around the world. Today, we’re facing humanitarian crises on a scale we’ve not seen before, and Unicef’s work is more crucial than ever. Blue Vinyl is a great way for music fans to not only own a unique piece of musical history, but also to help raise vital funds to support Unicef’s essential work for children.”
The full list of albums is as follows:
David Bowie – The Next Day
Bring Me The Horizon – The Spirit
Kate Bush – The Sensual World
Crimson King – In The Court of the Crimson King
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Coldplay – Head Full Of Dreams
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love
Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud
Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor
Bob Marley And The Wailers – Catch A Fire
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman
Spice Girls – Spice
Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
Robbie Williams – Take The Crown
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black