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Sinéad O'Connor - 33 (london version)

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Sinead O'connor + Mary J. Blige Charity Song For Girl Survivors
22 November 2009
   Renowned recording artists SINEAD O’CONNOR and MARY J. BLIGE have joined forces with the recording of a song, ‘This is To Mother You’ to bring awareness to the issues of child sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of American g

   (I-Newswire) November 20, 2009 - ,--- Renowned recording artists SINEAD O’CONNOR and MARY J. BLIGE have joined forces for a remake of O’Connor’s 1996 song, ‘This is To Mother You’ to bring awareness to the issues of child sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of American girls. The song was recorded as an outreach and benefit tool for GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) and its Girls are Not For Sale campaign and will be digitally released on December 2, 2009, The International Day to Abolish Slavery. GEMS is the nation's largest non-profit organization designed to empower American girls and young women, ages 12-21, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
   The updated version of ‘This is To Mother You’ was produced by MARTIN ‘DOC’ MCKINNEY (Santigold, Alice Smith, Esthero) and ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD (A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl) with supervising producer PAUL HECK (Red Hot).
   “I am moved by the really important work that GEMS is doing,” says O’Connor, who has consistently used her voice to advocate against injustices impacting children. “I was delighted to contribute my song to the campaign if it can help and inspire women and children to feel safe.” O’Connor recorded at Dublin’s legendary Windmill Lane Studios (also dubbed ‘the U2 Studio’) this summer.
   Mary J. Blige, who was invited to participate by O’Connor, recorded at Germano Studios in New York City alongside newcomer and GEMS member, MARTHA B. “When I read the lyrics to ‘This is to Mother You’ I really fell in love with the song,” says Blige, who like most Americans was unaware of the prevalence of child sex trafficking stateside until her introduction to GEMS. “It describes how I feel about my work and how so many fans view me – as a mentor and a mother figure. It has always been my dream to be able to encourage women and let them know that if I can make it, they can make it too despite any physical and emotional abuses they may endure.”
   “I’m honored that Sinead donated the song for our campaign,” adds Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director of GEMS and one of Ms. Magazine’s ’50 Women Who Change the World’. “To have artists of her and Mary’s caliber taking a stand and joining our campaign to promote girls empowerment and education as critical tools in the fight against child traffickers is incredible. It is even more special to have Martha, a GEMS member and survivor who I have known since she was 14, realize her dream and be included on this song.”
   “This song is so true to GEMS and how it is impacted my life,” says Martha, now 21. “GEMS and Rachel have truly been a mother to me.” Martha is also featured in the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary, 'Very Young Girls' that follows thirteen and fourteen year old American girls served by GEMS as they struggle to overcome the trauma experienced at the hands of traffickers and pimps on the streets of New York. The film is currently available online and on DVD at
   “There’s so much in this song that speaks to the way we feel about the young women and girls we serve at GEMS especially in terms of being protective and supportive towards them,” says Lloyd, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as a teen in Europe. “It is also speaks to the way we feel they should be treated by society in general. They should be protected and not sold.”    “This Is to Mother You” will be available for purchase online at major retailers and at on December 2, 2009.

‘This Is to Mother You’ written by Sinead O’Connor
Performed by Sinead O’Connor, Mary J. Blige & Martha B
Produced by Martin ‘Doc’ Mckinney and Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Executive produced by Rachel Lloyd (Gems) and Bridgit Antoinette Evans (Fuel)
Supervising producer PAUL HECK (Red Hot)
Engineered by TIM MARTIN (Dublin) and CHRISTIAN PARKER (New York)
Vocal production by FOC187 (Dublin), Sinead O’Connor (Dublin) and Mary J Blige (New York)
Recording Studios: Windmill Lane (Dublin) and Germano Studio (NYC)

Sinéad in Bucharest - Arenele Romane
11 Juny 2009


The Emperor's New Clothes
I am stretched on your grave
You made me the thief of your heart
The Lamb's book of life
Never get old
Something beautiful
Three Babies
Dark I am Yet Lovely
Black boys on mopeds
What doesn't belong to me
Whomsoever dwells
Nothing compares 2 u
Downpressor man
Thank you for hearing me
Last day of our acquaintance
This is to mother you
Psalm 33
New book about Sinéad
[Transworld Ireland]
1 Juny 2009
Sinead O'Connor: My Story as Told to Michael Sheridan (Hardcover)

Hardcover: 388 pages
Publisher: Transworld Ireland
Release date: (22 Oct 2009)
ISBN-10: 1848270666
ISBN-13: 978-1848270664
New Album in 2010
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1 Juny 2009
   Sinead has announced that, together with the guitarist Marco Pirroni, a new album will be publish in the 2010.
Roisin Murphy and Sinead O'Connor release single
[ 28 May 2009]
29 May 2009
   Roisin Murphy and Sinead O'Connor are the latest stars to join Action Aid's 6 Degrees Project by covering Chaka Khan's 'I'm Every Woman'.
   Other female artists involved in the cover, produced by Ivor Novello winner and writer of Beyonce and Shakira's 'Beautiful Liar' Amanda Ghost, include Micachu, thecocknbullkid and Alessi Ark.
   The idea behind the single is that by downloading it and sharing it with six friends, money and awareness will be raised for the incredible work of Action Aid.
   ActionAid works in Africa, Asia and the Americas to end global poverty and injustice and has a high priority on women's rights.
   Their 6 Degrees Project is taken from the six degrees of separation theory which contends we're all connected to anyone else on the planet through no more than six introductions.
   Natasha Khan from Bat For Lashes has also added a live version of 'Glass' from her album "Two Suns" that you can for free when you download 'I'm Every Woman".
   Sinead says of the single "I hope the record will raise awareness of the work ActionAid does to try and put an end to extreme poverty."
   Other celebrities involved in 6 Degrees include Miquita Oliver, fashion photographer Rankin, Johnny Borrell, Florence Welch, Queens of Noize, Gail Porter, Valerie Simpson (one half of song-writing duo Ashford and Simpson who penned the original Chaka hit 30 years ago), Miranda Sawyer and Jenni Murray (Woman's Hour).

   The single will be released today (May 28) and can be downloaded from Action Aid's website
Re-release of "I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got" special edition
[ 20 February 2009]
22 February 2009
There will be a re-release of "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" including a few special tracks that are hard to find or unreleased.
Original album

1. Feels So Different
2. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
3. Three Babies
4. The Emperor’s New Clothes
5. Black Boys On Mopeds
6. Nothing Comares 2 U
7. Jump In The River
8. You Cause As Much Sorrow
9. Last Day Of Our Aquaintance
10. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

Bonus disc

1. Night Nurse, Produced by Daniel Lanois. Previously unreleased
2. My Special Child, Released as a single in May 1991
3. Damn Your Eyes, B-side to ‘Three Babies’
4. Silent Night (long version), Released as a single in December 1991. This version from ‘The Ghosts of Oxford Street’ soundtrack
5. You Do Something To Me, From the Cole Porter tribute album ‘Red Hot & Blue’
6. Mind Games, Produced by Daniel Lanois. Previously unreleased
7. What Do You Want, B-side to ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’
8. I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Apple Brightness Mix), B-side to ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’
9. Troy (live in London), B-side to ‘Three Babies’
10. I Want Your Hands On Me (live at Hammersmith Odeon), BBC In Concert 25/5/90

Irish Icons for Children's Fundraiser
[ 20 Januar 2009]
25 Januar 2009, 13:52
   World famous musical icons Shane McGowan and Sinead O'Connor have been added to an impressive line up for The Academy hosted fundraiser for Barretstown House, an activity centre for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The centre, which includes activities such as horse riding, painting, singing acting and creative writing was set up by the late Paul Newman as part of his Hole In The Wall initiative.
   Shane and Sinead will join Fun Lovin' Criminals, Republic of Loose, The Blizzards, The Walls and Engine Alley to perform songs by their musical heroes such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Sounds like a good way to do your bit for the kiddies.
   The gig takes place at The Academy on Friday February 27th. Tickets cost €28 and are available soon from ticketmaster and usual outlets.
The Young Victoria
[ 20 Januar 2009]
25 Januar 2009, 13:52
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