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Billy Bragg, M. Ward and Owen Pallett, amongst a host of others, have come together to record a Joanna Newsom cover record released digitally recently in support of the Oxfam America Pakistan Flood Relief fund. They’ve uploaded the album to Soundcloud, embedded below, and if you’re feeling particularly charitable you can head to their website, where a donation of $10 or more will earn you a high quality mp3 download of the 22-track album, cover art and liner notes. It’s for a good cause.

“Pakistan’s worst floods in decades are now affecting more than 20 million people. More than a fifth of the country’s cropland has been inundated, and 1.8 million houses damaged or destroyed. In the crowded temporary camps, waterborne disease is already taking a toll. In order to prevent more suffering and fatalities, Oxfam is rushing clean water, sanitation materials, and other essential aid to hundreds of thousands of those in need.”

Versions of Joanna by VersionsofJoanna





emmy
12.10.10
i think i'll just listen to the billy bragg one
and not risk having every other song ruined for me

couldwinarabbit
12.10.10
cool idea the bill braag one was pretty good. Unfortunately her songs are so dependent on her voice I really can't see this being awesome.

TheAlmightyBungler
12.10.10
the Owen Pallet one was quite majestic. M. Ward's Sadie was kind of dissapointing for me, ignoring the rest.

plane
12.10.10
Owen's version is a few years old, isn't it?

AggravatedYeti
12.10.10
interesting.

klap
12.10.10
considering my least favorite thing about newsom is her voice this should be awesome

plane
12.11.10
Am I morally obligated to get this even if it blows? Which it does.

Kiran
12.11.10
i got paid yesterday so i ended up buying it but most of these covers are just bad unfortunately. but yes, good cause, etc

edaanb
12.13.10
Josh Mann's Bridges and Balloons is on a different level of awfulness than the rest of this album, which is pretty bad. Joanna Newsom's style is too singular to be covered very effectively by other artists. Billy Bragg and Owen Pallett were both awesome though,

emmy
12.13.10
this makes


pizzamachine
12.13.10
A few good songs here.

Lucid
12.14.10
I didn't like the songs I heard off this.

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