Performances from Saturday’s Concert for New York, which featured Paul McCartney, Destiny’s Child, Backstreet Boys and the Who, will be released as a two-CD set on November 27.
The track list for The Concert for New York City has yet to be determined, according to a spokesperson for Columbia Records. Proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will use the proceeds to help lower-income New Yorkers affected by the terrorist attacks as well as the families of firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who were injured or killed.
The concert, which lasted nearly six hours and was broadcast live on VH1, has raised more than $30 million in ticket sales and donations so far, according to a spokesperson for the channel.
Highlights of the show included the Who’s hard-rocking set, new songs from McCartney and a gentle cover of Paul Simon’s “America” by David Bowie (see “McCartney, Jagger, Bowie, The Who Come To NY’s Aid” ).
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