By Steve Baltin, Rolling Stone
Model Christy Turlington Burns is teaming with Starbucks to release Every Mother Counts 2012, the second album to benefit the organization she founded of the same name. Every Mother Counts is an awareness and mobilization campaign to reduce the maternal mortality rate on a global scale.
The new collection, available at Starbucks exclusively from May 1st to May 29th to celebrate Mother's Day, features a slew of A-list acts, including David Bowie, Sting, Faith Hill and Lauryn Hill. In addition, there are several previously unreleased tracks, highlighted by Coldplay's acoustic "Yellow," Bono and the Edge's acoustic "Original of the Species," Eddie Vedder's "Skipping" and husband-and-wife team Paul Simon and Edie Brickell teaming on "Pretty Day."
In all, 13 of the 19 songs are previously unheard. In addition to the aforementioned tracks, Alanis Morissette, Patti Smith, Beck, the Dave Matthews Band and more contribute to the collection.
"I went to friends first, as I did with the first CD," Turlington Burns tells Rolling Stone. "Bono and Chris Martin were great supporters of the project the first time around, and when I knew I wanted to include men on this album they were obvious choices. They are also both fathers to daughters. Others, such as Patti Smith and Rita Wilson, I've known for a long time, and some, like Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, I only met briefly but was a huge admirer. I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or in the case of Edward Sharpe, who will be soon. We wanted to reach a broad audience on this issue with this particular project and with a range of perspectives."
The full track listing for the CD is as follows. Songs with an asterisk indicate previously unheard tracks.
Bono and the Edge "Original of the Species" (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder " Skipping" *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell "Pretty Day" *
Faith Hill "Wish for You"
Sade "The Sweetest Gift"
Lauryn Hill "I Remember"
Rita Wilson "Baby I'm Yours" *
Diana Krall "Don't Fence Me In" *
Dave Matthews Band "Sister" (live) *
Alanis Morissette "Magical Child" *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Mother" *
David Bowie "Everyone Says 'Hi'"
Cedella Marley "Get Up Stand Up" *
Beck "Corrina, Corrina" *
Rufus Wainwright "Instead of the Dead" *
Patti Smith "Somalia" *
Coldplay "Yellow" (acoustic) *