MACCA NYC GIG GETS CD RELEASE

The album will feature performances from the evening by the likes of David Bowie, Destiny's Child and The Backstreet Boys...

Performances from the PAUL McCARTNEY-organised benefit for victims of US terrorist atrocities are to be compiled and released as a two-CD set during late November.

Though a tracklisting has yet to be finalised, the album will feature performances from, amongst others, Destiny’s Child

, Backstreet Boys, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Elton John

and McCartney himself. it will be released in the US on November 27 through Columbia Records and though a UK spokesperson for the label couldn’t be reached this morning, it is likely to appear in the UK a day earlier.

Proceeds from sales will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which will go towards helping lower income New Yorkers affected by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as families of firefighters and rescue workers killed or injured. The concert itself raised more than $30 million in ticket sales and donations.

In related news, patriotic Americans have sent the ‘God Bless America’ compilation to the top of the Billboard charts. 180,000 copies of the record, featuring Celine Dion singing the title track, were sold last week. Proceeds will again benefit victims of the disaster.