The song, The Day the World Gets 'Round, can be downloaded online and the proceeds will go toward the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and Save the Children to aid children and families in Gaza.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is on vocals and Klaus Voormann, the man some call the "5th Beatle", is on bass.
Yusuf Islam paid tribute to George Harrison by saying:
"George was also more responsible than any other artist for initiating pop music's movement to aid people and countries stricken by war and calamities. His 'Concert For Bangladesh' was the first of its kind. I hope this song will help remind people of the immense legacy of love, peace and happiness we can share when we get round to looking at mankind's futile wars and prejudices and start to change our foolish ways."If you would like to make a charitable contribution and get a copy of Yusuf Islam's rendition of The Day the World Gets 'Round, go here.
The opening versus of The Day the World Gets 'Round is perhaps the most powerful:
"The day the world gets 'roundNo doubt!!
to understanding where it is,
Using all it's found,
to help each other, hand in hand
The day the world gets 'round
to understanding where it's gone
Losing so much ground
killing each other, hand in hand
Such foolishness in man
I want no part of their plan ..."
Fans of Yusuf Islam will be happy to know that he has also written a new musical entitled "Moonshadow" and he is putting the finishing touches on a new album.