About 30 years ago, a whole lot of Canadian musicians — many of whom appear in the picture above — got together under the banner Northern Lights, and raised about $3.2 million for famine relief projects in Africa.
Fast forward to 30 years later. Victoria producer Jon Ede has assembled a bevy of independent musicians to redo the tune — with the blessing of original cowriter Jim Vallance — and the aim this time around is to raise money to help eradicate homelessness in and around Victoria.
For more information on the project, and how to get a copy of the tune, head over to Jon’s website. My recent interview with Jon about the Tears Are Not Enough redo appears below.[audio:http://www.theq.fm/wp-content/uploads/Jon-Ede-with-Scott-James-Mixdown-Inlcudes-Track.mp3|Titles=Jon Ede with Scott James]
Love, Dr. Scott James