Daryl Braithwaite, John Farnham, and a collection of other national treasures have come together to release a special two-disc compilation album, Drought Relief, out today via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
With Australian farmers facing some of the worst drought conditions in decades, losing livestock and crops, our rural communities have been struggling through the climate crisis.
The special release features 29 acts both international and Australian, including Aussie royalty like Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly and Bernard Fanning, who have all donated their songs royalty-free.
All net proceeds and funds raised from the album will go to the charity Rural Aid, and assisting young Australians affected by the drought.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia Chairman and CEO, Denis Handlin says, “I know everyone in Australia shares deep concern for the plight of our farmers and rural communities, who are the very backbone of Australia.
“The community is currently enduring the worst crisis some have ever faced, and on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment Australia and Sony Foundation, our thoughts are with all with those affected by this drought.
“Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to support the 2018 Drought Relief through this special 2CD set and download. Our special thanks go to all of the artists for generously donating their tracks, royalty free. We also thank all our partners who have made releasing this special album possible.
“As Australians, we can be proud of our inherent values of mateship and lending a helping hand wherever possible. I encourage you to get behind this very worthy cause and help our rural communities suffering in this drought through the power of music.”
Drought Relief comes just a couple of months after Shannon Noll released his charity song ‘Lean on Me’, of which he donated 100 per cent of the proceeds.
The full tracklist for Drought Relief is down below.
‘Drought Relief’ Tracklist
1. One Country – Midnight Oil
2. Talk Of The Town – John Farnham
3. Driving Wheels – Jimmy Barnes
4. Superheroes – The Script
5. Leave A Light On – Tom Walker
6. A Matter Of Trust – Billy Joel
7. Like A Drum – Guy Sebastian
8. We Got Love – Jessica Mauboy
9. Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning
10. Calling All Angels – Train
11. When Tomorrow Comes – Eurythmics
12. Great Southern Land – Icehouse
13. Baptise The Ute – Lee Kernaghan
14. Big River Country – Troy Cassar-Daley
15. New England Highway – Adam Brand
1. Rise – Daryl Braithwaite
2. Born To Try – Delta Goodrem
3. So Beautiful – Pete Murray
4. True Tears Of Joy – Hunters & Collectors
5. From Little Things Big Things Grow – Paul Kelly
6. The Truth Walks Slowly – O’Shea
7. Help Is On It’s Way – Little River Band
8. Solid Rock – Goanna
9. That’s What You Call A Friend – Adam Harvey
10. Flower On The Water – John Williamson
11. My Island Home – Christine Anu
12. Under The Milky Way – Church
13. Stand By Me – Human Nature
14. Way Out West – James Reyne & James Blundell