As reported earlier, Thom Yorke is contributing to Ciao My Shining Star, a tribute to Mark Mulcahy, the former Miracle Legion frontman. Mulcahy’s wife Melissa, died suddenly last September and the proceeds from this album will go to Mark to help him continue his career while also raising his 3-year-old twin daughters.
The album features 21 exclusive tracks from, among others, Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Dinosaur Jr, Mercury Rev, The National, Frank Black, Frank Turner, Vic Chesnutt, Josh Rouse, and Thom’s younger brother, Andy Yorke (Unbelievable Truth). In addition, a further 20 tracks will be made available digitally to promote the album from artists including AC Newman, Buffalo Tom and Laura Veirs.
Thom Yorke’s track, “All for the Best”, will be released as a strictly limited 7″ single – limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. The b-side will be Mulcahy’s “Ciao My Shining Star.”
Here’s the track to listen in case you haven’t heard it yet:
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A. Thom Yorke – All For The Best
B. Mark Mulcahy – Ciao My Shining Star
To pre-order the 7″ single, head on over to piccadillyrecords.com.