The David Lynch Foundation announced plans to release the physical version of Download for Good: Music That Changes the World as a special limited edition Box set this Saturday, April 21st as part of the Record Store Day activity.
Originally released in mid-July 2011 via iTunes as DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD, THE MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD, SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOX SET is a wonderfully eclectic, star-studded vinyl music compilation benefitting the David Lynch Foundation—a non-profit educational organization founded by iconic filmmaker DAVID LYNCH. The compilation has been re-mastered for vinyl, and includes a previously unreleased bonus track from Sean Lennon’s “Ghost of the Saber Tooth Tiger,” as well as an exclusive new release from Julio Iglesias Jr. via digital download.
The MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD, SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOX SET boasts performances from 34 top musical artists spanning Pop, Latin, Electric, Rock, World, Indie, Hip-hop, and Classical who have come together to express their support for the foundation and its visionary director. Artists include Donovan, Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Iggy Pop, Maroon 5, Neon Trees, Dave Stewart, and more.
“It is my great pleasure to announce the vinyl release of MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD on Record Store Day,” said Donovan. “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 SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOX SET features a gorgeous 42-page color book with an introduction by David Lynch. The book is illustrated by Romio Shrestha, who has been called “a modern master of the Indo-Nepali-Tibetan Buddhist traditions of enlightenment art,” and New Jersey artist Davel Hamue. All songs were re-mastered for this project by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen from Lurssen Mastering. Cohen is a Latin Grammy award-winner who has mastered such artists as Snoop Dogg, Sean Kingston, Common, The Cranberries, Dev, Rob Zombie, and Ingrid Michaelson.
The MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD, SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION will also include a digital version of “Meditation, Creativity, Peace”, a compelling new documentary film featuring exclusive, candid footage from David Lynch’s 16-country tour around the world when he spoke to government leaders, film students, and the press during 2007 and 2008. (For additional information, and link to trailer, please see below).
MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD is being distributed to retail stores across in the U.S. and globally by Altavoz Distribution, a full-service distribution company committed to leveraging the sale of music and entertainment products to support good causes and make a difference. The Box Set will be available in stores as part of Record Store Day, on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Since it’s start in 2008, Record Store Day has been instrumental across the globe in bringing millions of fans to record stores on one day each year. Only 2,500 units of the Box Set will be released worldwide, making MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD an instant collector’s item.
MUSIC THAT CHANGES THE WORLD, SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOX SET Track Listing:
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 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 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 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 B. 1. Patricia Kaas Remix by Jourdan Bordes 2. Neon Trees - Animal, djs From Mars Remix 3. Salman Ahmad w. Valerie Geffner - Nachoon Gi.
About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults. The Foundation also funds university and medical school research to assess the effects of the program on academic performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and diabetes.
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David Lynch says it all in “Meditation Creativity Peace”
“Meditation Creativity Peace” is David Lynch Foundation Television’s compelling new documentary film featuring exclusive, candid footage from David Lynch’s 16-country tour around the world when he spoke to government leaders, film students, and the press during 2007 and 2008. David’s unique, free-styling demeanor grabs your attention from the very beginning of the film. David has also selected deeply insightful quotes from great thinkers and revered texts throughout history, which reveal how the practice of meditation, developing creativity, and enjoying true inner peace are the birthright everyone. As David says in the documentary, “Transcendental Meditation is for human beings—it doesn’t matter where you live.”
Link to trailer “Meditation Creativity Peace:”