iTunes releases pre-order for “Hope for Haiti”

Coldplay's melancholy tune "A Message" is featured on the Hope for Haiti record

In the wake of a devastating earthquake that hit Haiti nearly two weeks ago, iTunes is pre-releasing a compilation in order to raise relief funds.

Among a stellar list of talents including Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Sting and Bono, the album is beautiful, tragic yet hopeful — just what we need. The telethon already raised $58 mil and the CD is topping iTunes currently.

Canadian guitar legend Neil Young and Dave Matthews teamed up to record “Alone and Foresaken,” a Hank Williams original. Also, a riveting performance by Emeline Michel is on the album — a native of Gonaïves who’s been dubbed the “Joni Mitchell of Haiti.”

Come look at highlights from the telethon.

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