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Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne Featured On HOPE peace album

  • Source: by Jason Gelman,
Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Bruce Cockburn, Moby, and Our Lady Peace are among the artists who have contributed tracks to Peace Songs, due April 15. Proceeds from the collection will benefit War Child Canada.

Some of the artists have rerecorded their own versions of classic songs about peace, while others have written new songs matching the theme of the set. The remaining artists contributed existing tracks. Also featured on Peace Songs are Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie (news), In Essence, Garou, K-OS, Chantal Kreviazuk, Kyprios, and David Usher, among others. A final tracklisting will be released at the end of this week, according to Sony Music Canada.

McCartney took time out from rehearsing for his upcoming European tour to record an exclusive track for the collection. "Whatever the politics, whatever the rights and wrongs of war, children are always the innocent victims," said McCartney. "I am delighted to be able to make a small contribution to a magnificent project."

War Child Canada is dedicated to providing humanitarian support to war-affected children around the world. Assistance includes relief supplies, health care, education, rehabilitation, and psychological support for the young victims of war.

Peace Songs is a joint initiative between BMG Canada, Sony Music Canada, and War Child Canada. For more information on the project, please visit

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