The disaster in Japan has captured the attention of the world, with an enormous earthquake and tsunami causing widespread damage and destruction to a massive area.
Charity shows have sprung up across the country, with Beady Eye headlining a gig last week.
The band played the new track at the Japanese disaster benefit gig at London’s Brixton Academy on Sunday having recorded it the previous day. Also performing were Graham Coxon of Blur, Primal Scream, The Coral, Richard Ashcroft and Paul Weller.
So far the gig has been reported to have raised over £150,000 for the relief effort.
Across the Universe was originally recorded by The Beatles in 1969 for the various artists charity compilation album No One’s Gonna Change Our World, which raised money for the World Wildlife Fund.
The song is available as a digital download from the Beady Eye website for 99p, with 69p from each download going to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.
Beady Eye Records also have three signed posters commemorating the event that will be given to three fans. Purchasing the download will automatically enter individuals in to the competition.
The band was formed in 2009 following Noel Gallagher’s decision to leave Oasis. The band is made up of the final Oasis line-up minus Noel and they released their debut album – Different Gear, Still Speeding – in February.
Universal Music recently announced that it has put together a digital-only album featuring tracks from some of its leading artists to raise money for victims of the Japanese disaster.
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