Columbia Records will release The Concert For New York City – a 2-CD collection documenting the historic all-star concert event held to benefit those in need affected by the World Trade Center tragedy. The Concert For New York City album will be released on Tuesday, November 27. DVD and VHS versions will be available thereafter.
“The Concert For New York City” took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden. Produced by VH1, Cablevision, Miramax and AOL, the concert was a celebration of the strength of New York and a thank you to the heroic firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who saved tens of thousands of lives on September 11th. More than 5,000 firefighters, police officers and rescue workers attended as guests.
“The Concert For New York City” set the record as Madison Square Garden’s highest grossing event ever and VH1 scored the highest ratings in the network’s history when the benefit concert aired live from 7:00pm to 12:45am (EST) on October 20.
In addition to the participation of the artists involved, “The Concert For New York City” recording has been made possible through the generous support and mutual cooperation of several production, technical and security facilities.
Sony Music’s net proceeds from the sale of this album will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, providing aid to New Yorkers victimized by the attack on September 11, 2001.
The Robin Hood Relief Fund was established by the Robin Hood Foundation to help those in need affected by the World Trade Center tragedy, including families of the missing or injured, the heroic firefighters and police officers, and others impacted by the economic consequences of this tragedy and its aftermath. In particular, the Robin Hood Foundation is working to ensure that the needs of lower income victims of this tragedy are met in both the immediate and the long term.