BLACK SABBATH is teaming up with Secret 7" to release 100 copies of an "Age Of Reason" seven-inch single in aid of War Child, a family of independent humanitarian organizations which work together to help children and young people affected by armed conflict.
Secret 7" returns for 2014 with seven more iconic acts and seven iconic songs from the past 33 years.
The heavy hitting lineup includes BLACK SABBATH; Brit- and NME-award-nominated Jake Bugg; Mercury Prize-winning Elbow; Grammy-nominated, Billboard-topping Lorde; Brit-winning trip-hop originators MASSIVE ATTACK, pop-music-defining ROXY MUSIC and T.REX with one of their 14 top 20 singles.
The full track list for 2014 is as follows:
* BLACK SABBATH - Age Of Reason
* JAKE BUGG - Strange Creatures
* ELBOW - Grounds For Divorce
* LORDE - Team
* MASSIVE ATTACK - Karmacoma
* ROXY MUSIC - Virginia Plain
* T.REX - Get It On
The announcement of this year's artists and tracks coincides with the opening of the project's submissions process for creatives across the world. The selected work will feature in an exhibition and sale of 700 one-of-a-kind records at Downstairs at Mother.
All 700 sleeves will be exhibited on April 12 and April 13. On Record Store Day, April 19, visitors are able to purchase the unique vinyl sleeves for £45. However, none of the buyers will know who created the sleeve, or even which song it's for, until they have parted with their cash — the secret lies inside.
Those wanting to design a sleeve need to head to the Secret 7' web site, www.secret-7.com. Closing dates for entries is February 19.
In 2013, the project counted Ai Weiwei, Gilbert & George and David Shrigley amongst the hundreds of artwork contributors. A queue began forming over 24 hours in advance of the sale, which sold out in just a few hours. In two years, Secret 7" has raised £63,670 for good causes.