A glittering array of top musical talent has been assembled by Unicef to front 16 albums spanning a variety of genres all with the singular goal of raising funds for the children’s charity.
Artists including David Bowie, Bob Marley and Ozzy Osbourne will feature in specially printed in ‘Unicef cyan blue’ vinyl, in runs of just 50, to help raise funds for children impacted by war and natural disaster.
These include albums such as Amy Winehouse Back To Black, Bob Marley And The Wailers Catch A Fire, Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor, each of which will bear a numbered sticker from 1-50 and a Unicef hologram to demonstrate its provenance.
Fans angling to acquire one of the limited editions must acquire a raffle ticket running at £5 per pop to be in with a chance of securing a disc during each artist-specific prize draw. Super fans and collectoprs are also invited to bid for the first and second pressings of each album, with bids starting at £250 and £1,500 respectively.
All proceeds will be diverted to Unicef UK’s children’s emergency fund.
Tim Clark Unicef UK vice-president and chairman of music commented: “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.”
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