Various ArtistsSweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2020
Release Date: 6/20/2020
Format: 2 x LP
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
In 1992, Victoria Williams was a talented singer-songwriter with a big problem: diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as she started gaining widespread exposure, she had no health insurance to cover her treatment costs. Within a year, an army of fans and friends, including Pearl Jam, Soul Asylum, Lou Reed, The Jayhawks and Giant Sand, recorded favorites from her songbook for Sweet Relief. That same year, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was established to offer funds for any musician in need of care. For the first time, this landmark album is available on vinyl to once again remind music lovers of the need for fair, affordable medical treatment for everyone.
Soul Asylum “Summer Of Drugs”, Lucinda Williams “Main Road”, Pearl Jam “Crazy Mary”, Buffalo Tom “Merry Go Round”, Michael Penn “Weeds”, Shudder To Think “Animal Wild”, Lou Reed “Tarbelly And Featherfoot”, Maria McKee “Opelousas (Sweet Relief)” , Matthew Sweet “This Moment”, Evan Dando “Frying Pan”, The Jayhawks “Lights”, The Waterboys “Why Look At The Moon”, Giant Sand “Big Fish”, Michelle Shocked “Holy Spirit”