Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Frank Black record tribute album for Mark Mulcahy

Mercury Rev and Dinosaur Jr. also feature on the covers album

Artists including Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, R.E.M‘s Michael Stipe and PixiesFrank Black have contributed to a covers album for Miracle Legion and Polaris frontman Mark Mulcahy.

‘Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy’, is released on September 14 in the UK and 29 in the US.

The 21-track album also features the likes of Ben Kweller, Juliana Hatfield and Mercury Rev. In addition, a further 20 tracks by acts including A.C. Newman and Buffalo Tom will be released digitally, according to


Since forming the Rough Trade-signed Miracle Legion in 1984, Mulcahy has supported the likes of Oasis, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.

The covers album has been recorded in response to the death of his wife Melissa, who died suddenly in 2008.

It is hoped that the funds raised from it will help Mulcahy to carry on making music, and support his three-year-old twin daughters.

Two concerts, in London and New York, will coincide with the release of the album, although exact details are yet to be announced.

The tracklisting for ‘Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy’ is:

Thom Yorke – ‘All For The Best’
The National – ‘Ashamed Of The Story I Told’
Michael Stipe – ‘Everything’s Coming Undone’
David Berkeley – ‘Loves The Only Thing That Shuts Me Up’
Dinosaur Jr. – ‘The Backyard’
Chris Harford & Mr Ray Neal – ‘Micon The Icon’
Frank Black – ‘Bill Jocko’
Vic Chesnutt – ‘Little Man’
Unbelievable Truth – ‘Ciao My Shining Star’
Butterflies Of Love – ‘I Have Patience’
Chris Collingwood (Fountains Of Wayne) – ‘Cookie Jar’
Frank Turner – ‘The Quiet One’
Rocket From The Tombs – ‘In Pursuit Of Your Happiness’
Ben Kweller – ‘Wake Up Whispering’
Josh Rouse – ‘I Woke Up In The Mayflower’
Autumn Defense – ‘Paradise’
Hayden – ‘Happy Birthday Yesterday’
Juliana Hatfield – ‘We’re Not In Charleston Anymore’
Mercury Rev – ‘Sailors And Animals’
Elvis Perkins – ‘She Watches Over Me’
Sean Watkins – ‘A World Away From This One’

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