Oxfam presents Stand As One — Live At Glastonbury 2016

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Good cause, average album. It’s raising money to tackle the refugee crisis and in memory of MP Jo Cox, with profits split 75-25 between Oxfam and the Jo Cox Fund. You can also sign a petition

Fair play to the artists, who have donated the songs from their Glastonbury Festival set to this live album. The performances were recorded by the BBC.

As the aim is raising money, there are big names aplenty: it opens with Coldplay’s Birds followed by Foals (What Went Down), The Last Shadow Puppets (The Dream Synopsis) and Jeff Lynne, Showdown.

Elsewhere there is the likes of Jess Glynne, Muse, Wolf Alice, Sigur Ros and Richard Hawley. It’s mostly well behaved, but we like the Madness song My Girl, and wish we could hear their full and doubtless entertaining set.

If you buy it from shop.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk (or go via the Oxfam website, oxfam.org.uk) you get extra songs from Editors, Jack Garratt, and Jamie Lawson. You can also sign a petition urging the Prime Minister to “share responsibility with other world leaders in providing safety and hope for people forced to flee violence, poverty and disaster”.

About jerobear

Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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