||Monday, October 22, 2001
NYC benefit concert CD out Nov. 27
By PAUL CANTIN
Senior Reporter, JAM! Showbiz
A CD version of Saturday's star-studded "Concert For New York City" is due to arrive on record store shelves late next month.
Sony Music Canada confirmed they have set aside Nov. 27 as the release date for the CD souvenir of the Madison Square Garden concert, which featured performances by Paul McCartney, The Who, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.
There have been reports that a home-video version of the show -- which was broadcast via VH1 in the U.S., and MuchMoreMusic and MTVCanada in Canada -- is also being prepared, but Sony had no information about a release date for a VHS or DVD release.
Meanwhile, organizers of Sunday night's "Music Without Borders Live" event at Toronto's Air Canada Centre say there has been no talk so far of a CD or video release to commemorate the show and raise money for charity.
The show was broadcast by MuchMusic and CBC, featured The Tragically Hip, Alanis Morissette, Our Lady Peace, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, and Choclair and raised money for the United Nations Donor Appeal and Warchild charities. Ticket sales alone raised $700,000.