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Various Artists : Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams

Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (rsd 20)


record store day 2020 - 2lp

Released: 24th Oct 2020
Available: 24th Oct 2020 18:00


available as part of RSD drop #3, Saturday 24th october 2038

***this is a record store day 2020 release. Stock will be available on a 1st come 1st served basis, strictly 1 per customer. As we currently don’t know how we will be trading on each of these drop dates, please keep checking here for up to date info: We will fully celebrate these releases & will make them available to you safely, one way or another. All remaining stock for this drop will be made available online at 6pm, 24/10/20

In 1992, Victoria Williams was a talented singer-songwriter with a big problem: diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as she started gaining widespread exposure, she had no health insurance to cover her treatment costs.

Within a year, an army of fans and friends, including Pearl Jam, Soul Asylum, Lou Reed, The Jayhawks and Giant Sand, recorded favorites from her songbook for Sweet Relief. That same year, the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund was established to offer funds for any musician in need of care. For the first time, this landmark album is available on vinyl to once again remind music lovers of the need for fair, affordable medical treatment for everyone.

Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams (rsd 20)


  1. Soul Asylum “Summer Of Drugs”
  2. Lucinda Williams “Main Road”
  3. Pearl Jam “Crazy Mary”
  4. Buffalo Tom “Merry Go Round”
  5. Michael Penn “Weeds”
  6. Shudder To Think “Animal Wild”
  7. Lou Reed “Tarbelly And Featherfoot”
  8. Maria McKee “Opelousas (Sweet Relief)”
  9. Matthew Sweet “This Moment”
  10. Evan Dando “Frying Pan”
  11. The Jayhawks “Lights”
  12. The Waterboys “Why Look At The Moon”
  13. Giant Sand “Big Fish”
  14. Michelle Shocked “Holy Spirit”