Thom Yorke And Michael Stipe Contribute Tracks To Tribute Album

Nineteen more stars figure on set of Mark Mulcahy covers

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Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe are among an illustrious bunch of artists contributing new tracks to “Ciao My Shining Star”.

The album, released September 14 on the Mezzotint label, is a collection of songs originally written by Mark Mulcahy, the former Miracle Legion frontman whose work has long been championed by REM, Radiohead and Uncut.

The album is a tribute to Mulcahy’s wife Melissa, who died suddenly last September. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to him, helping him continue his career while also raising his 3-year-old twin daughters.


Besides the marquee names of Yorke and Stipe, “Ciao My Shining Star” also features 19 more tracks from the likes of The National, Dinosaur Jr, Frank Black, Josh Rouse and Mercury Rev. Twenty more tracks will also be available digitally, from the likes of AC Newman, Buffalo Tom and Laura Veirs.

The full CD tracklisting is:

1 Thom Yorke – “All for the Best”


2 The National – “Ashamed of the Story I Told”

3 Michael Stipe – “Everything’s Coming Undone”

4 David Berkeley – “Love’s the Only Thing That Shuts Me Up”

5 Dinosaur Jr – “The Backyard”

6 Chris Harford and The Band Of Changes – “Micon the Icon”

7 Frank Black – “Bill Jocko”

8 Vic Chesnutt – “Little Man”

9 Unbelievable Truth – “Ciao My Shining Star”

10 Butterflies of Love – “I Have Patience”

11 Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne – “Cookie Jar”

12 Frank Turner – “The Quiet One”

13 Rocket From the Tombs – “In Pursuit of Your Happiness”

14 Ben Kweller – “Wake Up Whispering”

15 Josh Rouse – “I Woke Up in the Mayflower”

16 Autumn Defense – “Paradise”

17 Hayden – “Happy Birthday Yesterday”

18 Juliana Hatfield – “We’re Not in Charleston Anymore”

19 Mercury Rev – “Sailors and Animals”

20 Elvis Perkins – “She Watches Over Me”

21 Sean Watkins – “A World Away From This One”

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