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Stipe's Benefit CD 'In the Sun'

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With Mardi Gras around the corner, LAist thought we’d mention a pretty cool EP to benefit the other La -- the folks in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still suffering from the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. REM’s Michael Stipe has corralled a few musician friends to record a benefit EP, “In the Sun.”

What’s different about this CD is that it’s five versions of the same great song -- “In the Sun” – originally written and recorded by indie artist and musician Joseph Arthur. Fans of Grey’s Anatomy may have heard the Chris Martin/Michael Stipe version on the episode after the Super Bowl. The EP is available on iTunes and proceeds are going to Mercy Corps.

Tracklist for "In The Sun" EP:

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01. In The Sun (Gulf Coast Relief) - Michael Stipe featuring Chris Martin
02. In The Sun (JAW Breakers remix) - Michael Stipe featuring Chris Martin
03. In The Sun - Michael Stipe featuring Joseph Arthur
04. In The Sun - Michael Stipe
05. In The Sun - Michael Stipe live with Coldplay on Austin City Limits
06. In The Sun (Free Acoustic Couch Rehearsal) - Michael Stipe featuring Joseph Arthur

So come on LA. Give a little. Dig deep. And remember to Laissez les bons temps rouler!