26th May, 2020

Jack joins stars to record Lennon's 'Isolation' in aid of vulnerable

Ross Crawford 21st May, 2020

ALCESTER musician Jack Blackman has joined with a galaxy of local stars to record a version of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ to raise funds for a homeless charity.

The version features Redditch’s very own Nigel Clark of Britpop sensations Dodgy, singer-songwriter Wes Finch, Marion Fleetwood from Meet on the Ledge, plus Jen Waghorn and Dan Hartland amongst many others.

It is all in aid of Street Arts – a Stratford-based not-for-profit organisation which Jack works with for the homeless.

The special collaborative piece is released tomorrow, Friday, May 22, and features 29 different musicians and the users of Street Arts.

Every penny raised from the download and streaming of the track will go to support homeless, socially isolated and vulnerable people.

The track is available on all digital platforms and an accompanying video is released on Youtube and Facebook.

Donations can also be made via crowdfunder.co.uk/streetarts.

“I would be grateful if people could get behind this release so we can reach as many people as possible. We are really proud of the track and it deserves to be heard!” said Jack.

Isolation was written by Lennon in 1970, shortly after the break-up of The Beatles when, fed up and disillusioned with fame and feeling particularly vulnerable, he poured his feelings out in the song.

This 2020 recording is a stunning ensemble version.

For more on Jack Blackman, visit jackblackman.com.

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