"Songs for the Philippines" Benefit Album to Feature the Beatles, Bob Dylan and More

 


Some of the greatest musicians of all time are coming together to release Songs for the Philippines to raise funds in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

According to the official iTunes description, the artists have “united by a message of hope and compassion,” and all proceeds from the 39-track album will benefit the Philippine Red Cross.

The Beatles bookend the album with two of their most iconic songs, opening with a 2009 remaster of “Across the Universe” and closing fittingly with “Let It Be.”

Other contributions include Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” and U2’s “In a Little While."

Typhoon Haiyan hit the eastern coast of the Philippines on November 8. In less than three weeks, more than 5,000 lives have been claimed by the devastating typhoon, while over 23,000 people have been reported injured, according to CNN.

Check out the tracklist for the album on iTunes by clicking here and let us know what you think of the concept in the comments section.