Bob Dylan, Carole King and Prince albums among re-releases for UNICEF’s ‘Blue Vinyl’ fundraiser

Ten albums have been given a Blue Vinyl rerelease to both raise funds for, and recognise, the work by UNICEF in their response to emergencies affecting children.

UNICEF Blue Vinyl

Among the records being given the blue treatment are Bob Dylan’s 1963 classic The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) and Foo Fighters’ recent album, released last year, Medicine at Midnight.

Other albums involved are ones from Carole King, Janis Joplin, The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, Leon Bridges, Little Mix and Prince. A total of just 48 blue vinyl editions for each of the albums are being pressed, making these highly limited.

The highly rare aspect of these records is no doubt intended to raise the bidding, with all proceeds going towards the global charity that focuses on providing humanitarian aid to children.

Prince at Coachella

A Prince album is one such record up for grabs as a blue vinyl.

Fans are, however, able to enter the draw for each artist an unlimited number of times to increase their chances of winning.

The ‘Blue Vinyl’ series has been set up in partnership between UNICEF and Sony Music UK, with each vinyl individually numbered from 1 to 48 and bearing a numbered holographic UNICEF edition sticker on the front.

Speaking of the initiative, Carole King said: “I believe passionately and wholeheartedly in the rights of children and young people and have used my voice throughout my career to stand up and speak out on issues I feel are important.

“I’m proud that 50 years on from the release of Tapestry, this album is still able to have a positive impact.

How wonderful to know that the money raised through the Blue Vinyl prize draw will be donated in its entirety to UNICEF UK, to help children around the world who are experiencing the most difficult circumstances – providing children with fair and equal access to education, vaccines to the hardest to reach areas, and safe spaces for children faced by the displacement and terror of conflict and war.”

Click here to find out more and for your chance to get hold of one of the limited-edition blue vinyls.

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