Blue Élan Records, in collaboration with KZZ Music, have once again joined in partnership with the Alliance for Children's Rights to benefit this worthwhile organization. Released today, PRECIOUS TO ME, will bring awareness to a shared vision in which all children have safe permanent families with the support they need to thrive. All proceeds from the album will directly benefit The Alliance. You can follow this link to pre-order the album and get a digital copy instantly.
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The Alliance provides services to impoverished, abused, and neglected young people; providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and access to education. The Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children of all ages within the foster care system are able to fulfill their potential.
Blue Élan/KZZ Music founder, Kirk Pasich, explains the significance of this project to the label: “We chose to revisit classic songs from over the years. Some are just songs we and the artists love - “Call Me The Breeze,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Bennie and the Jets.” Others are songs that we thought said something in their own way about helping children - “Runaway Train,” “It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go,” “When The Children Cry.”
Label artists Soul Asylum, Gerry Beckley (of the band America), Ozomatli, Chelsea Williams, and label alumni Bob Gentry, Cindy Alexander, Mustangs of the West, Bryan Stephens and Scout Durwood, were joined by label friends Sam Morrow, Ginny Luke, Maiya Sykes, Mary Scholz and Bernie Barlow to record the 15 classic tracks, handpicked by producers Pasich and Colin Devlin. Recording sessions took place over a period of time and slowly the album began to take shape. The idea to gather this collection and benefit such a worthwhile charity as The Alliance for Children’s Rights was born. Blue Élan has supported the charity with various releases over the past few years and looks forward to bringing awareness to the work that they do to help children succeed and flourish.
Precious to Me Track Listing:
"Runaway Train" - Chelsea Williams
"Call Me the Breeze" - Sam Morrow
"It's a Hard Life" - Natalie Gelman
"Big Rock Candy Mountain" - Soul Asylum
"Always Midnight" - Ginny Luke
"Bennie and the Jets" - Maiya Sykes
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" - Gerry Beckley (of America)
"Willie and the Hand Jive" - Ozomatli
"You Make Loving Fun" - Mary Scholz
"Stuck in the Middle with You" - Bernie Barlow
"Crazy for You" - Bob Gentry
"In This Life" - Cindy Alexander
"Crystal Blue Persuasion" - Bernie Barlow & Chelsea Williams
"Precious to Me" - Mustangs of the West
"When the Children Cry" - Bryan Stephens, Ginny Luke & Scout Durwood