Australian Flood Relief CD Includes Springsteen, Foo Fighters, P!nk, Bob Dylan and 55 More

By Karen Bliss 2/1/11 |

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Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jeff Buckley, Beyonce, Foo Fighters, P!nk, Sting, John Mayer, Bob Dylan and Australia’s own Keith Urban, Powderfinger, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus and Crowded House are just a sample of the artists whose tracks Sony Music Entertainment Australia have assembled for a three-CD charity album, Flood Relief — Artists For The Flood Appeal, to benefit those affected by the recent floods in Australia.


The heavy rainfall January 12 to 14 caused severe flooding in much of the state of Queensland, even more damaging than the floods that began in December. Crops were wiped out, livestock killed, thousands of properties destroyed and 70 small towns affected. More than 35 deaths have resulted (another 9 reportedly missing) and overall damage has been estimated at $5.6 billion (AUD), according to figures released by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The 59-compilation album is not available digitally, but the physical copy can be purchased online at

Sony Music’s last charity release, Bushfire AID - Artists For the Bushfire Appeal, released in 2009 in response the Victorian bushfires, sold more than 110,000 copies and raised over $1.7 million (AUD), according to a Sony-issued press release. The monies went to the Salvation Army’s Victorian Bushfires Recover Response Youth & Music Project to assists youth of the affected areas by establishing a network of youth support and music programs. 

Proceeds from the sale of Flood Relief — Artists For The Flood Appeal will go to the Salvation Army Flood Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation to support young people affected by the tragic floods.

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“We have been overwhelmed by the response by both local and international artists wanting to contribute to the cause and our thanks go to all those artists and songwriters for generously donating their tracks royalty free. We also thank Sony DADC Australia for kindly donating the CD manufacturing,” said Denis Handlin AM, chairman and CEO, Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and president, South East Asia & Korea in a press statement.

“The effect of this tragedy and its terrible toll on life, families, communities and property has touched many people both here and around the globe. On behalf of Sony Music and the Sony Foundation, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and our immense gratitude goes to all the emergency service people and volunteers who have so generously given in this time of need.”

Below is the full track-listing:


  1.               Midnight Oil - My Country
  2.               Powderfinger - Burn Your Name 
  3.               Billy Joel - All About Soul
  4.               Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
  5.               The Script - For The First Time
  6.               Foo Fighters - My Hero
  7.               Train - Hey, Soul Sister
  8.               P!nk - Sober
  9.               Sting - Fields Of Gold
  10.               Lee Kernaghan - People Like Us
  11.               Keith Urban - Better Life
  12.               Savage Garden - Affirmation
  13.               Birds Of Tokyo - Plans
  14.               Grinspoon - Minute By Minute
  15.               Ben Lee – We’re All In This Together
  16.               Kate Miller-Heidke - Our Song
  17.               Jeff Buckley - So Real
  18.               Troy Cassar-Daley - Sing About This Country
  19.               Tommy Emmanuel – Countrywide


  1.               Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
  2.               Crowded House - Something So Strong
  3.               Beyonce - Irreplaceable
  4.               John Mayer - Waiting On The World To Change
  5.               John Williamson & Shannon Noll - Island of Oceans
  6.               The Go-Betweens - Streets Of Your Town
  7.               Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm
  8.               John Farnham - A Touch Of Paradise
  9.               Adam Brand - It's Gonna Be OK
  10.               Adam Harvey - That's What You Call A Friend
  11.               The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
  12.               Delta Goodrem - In This Life
  13.               Pete Murray - You Pick Me Up
  14.               The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
  15.               Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
  16.               Jessica Mauboy - Because
  17.               M People - Search For The Hero
  18.               The Screaming Jets - Helping hands
  19.               Melinda Schneider Featuring The Australian Girls Choir - Courageous
  20.               Mark Vincent - You Raise Me Up


  1.           Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can't Go Home
  2.           Guy Sebastian - Taller, Stronger, Better
  3.           Washington - Clementine
  4.           Alan Jackson - Small Town Southern Man
  5.           Tim McGraw - Last Dollar (Fly Away)
  6.           Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
  7.           Daryl Braithwaite - Higher Than Hope
  8.           Tears For Fears - Mad World
  9.           Johnny Cash - Five Feet High And Rising
  10.           Human Nature - People Get Ready
  11.           Solange - 6 O’Clock Blues
  12.           Stan Walker - Choose You
  13.           Katie Noonan And The Captains - Page One
  14.           Amy Meredith - Young At Heart
  15.           Altiyan Childs - Beautiful Day
  16.           Lifehouse - You And Me
  17.           David Campbell - You'll Never Walk Alone
  18.           Damien Leith - To Get To You
  19.           Straalen McCallum - Sometimes A Prayer Will Do
  20.           Bachelor Girl - Permission To Shine
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