Danish trio WhoMadeWho and Mark Lanegan have covered each other’s songs for release on a limited edition red 7″ vinyl with all of the proceeds going to Amnesty International. The 1,111 hand numbered copies of the vinyl are available for purchase now at www.wmwlanegan.com, and after December 31st both tracks will also be available digitally. WhoMadeWho has offered a reworking of Mark Lanegan’s “Deep Black Vanishing Train,” while Lanegan adds a cover of WhoMadeWho’s “Below the Cherry Moon,” from the band’s 2012 album Brighter.
Earlier this year, the trio reached out to Lanegan with the idea of a joint release and the idea seemed to be obvious to Lanegan. “I think they’re really great. They’ve made some great albums and I’d consider myself a fan.” Over the past few months both WhoMadeWho and Mark Lanegan worked on each other’s songs.
WhoMadeWho started working on Lanegan’s “Deep Black Vanishing Train” from his Funeral Blues album. As guitarist and co-vocalist, Jeppe Kjellberg, adds “It’s a great honor to get this kind of respect and recognition by a musician you admire. I was very moved the first couple of times I heard his take on one of our songs. His deep voice and this authentic American accent highlights the feeling and lyrics even more.”
The hand numbered vinyl will be shipped in a custom made envelope that will stress that one should not open the package and spin the record before Christmas Day. The collaborating musicians decided that in the spirit of giving, all the money from the proceeds of the release should be donated to support the work of Amnesty International.
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