I’ve contributed three radio-friendly selections to pay tribute to New Order, honor Tony Wilson and to benefit his Salford Foundation.
CEREMONY – A New Order Tribute
benefits the Salford Foundation Trust’s Tony Wilson Awards
Florida independent record label, 24 Hour Service Station, has assembled a Double CD Tribute Album honoring the music of New Order entitled CEREMONY – A New Order Tribute. The Album as well as two additional Digital Only Collections are scheduled for release on February 20, 2010.
Participants have donated their version of a favorite New Order track, and many have also contributed their take on “Ceremony”.
A portion of the proceeds from record sales will benefit the Salford Foundation Trust’s Tony Wilson Awards, established in memory of Tony Wilson, the founding father of landmark independent record label Factory Records, who died of cancer in 2007. The trust will benefit children and young people who can demonstrate a special talent or ambition in the arts or creative skills.
The idea for this tribute came about in 2007, when Tony Wilson passed away from cancer. Marshall Dickson, founder of 24 Hour Service Station, was stirred to put together a fitting tribute to his hero. Upon discovery that a charity had been established in Wilson’s name to aide children with creative & musical skills, the pieces came together. By late 2008, the project became an international endeavor when Ceremony was helmed by partner Sonshine Ward, who seeked out contributing artists from around the globe that were equally inspired by Wilson and moved by his passing.
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