Last week I paid a visit to the 2012 SL Christmas Expo, which features fund-raising efforts for Relay for Life. Proceeds from special vendors in the Expo stores as well as donation to the familiar RFL kiosks will be going directly to RFL SL.
One of the things you can get at the Expo is a CD containing 39 Christmas songs and bonus track. This is available from special vendors at the Expo, with all proceeds again going to RFL SL.
The album showcases some of the finest musicians and singers performing in Second Life, and is a veritable tour-de-force of the talent on offer through the medium of the platform. The songs, ordered by track / artist(s) are:
- Away in a Manger – Grace McDunnough
- Sleigh Ride – Voodoo Shilton
- Where are you Christmas – Shaye Dezno-Jonstone
- Christmas is the Heart – Jon and the Anonymous Virtual Orchestra
- Mr. Grinch – Damian Carbenell
- I Want Things – Sara Tiemogo (Saramarie Philly in SL)
- Jingle Bell Rock – Gina Stella
- Noche de Paz – Eliz Watanabe
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Kitty Zeddmore
- Christmas Waltz – Nad Gough
- White Christmas – Lyrica Acoustic and PT Beardmore
- Destiny Christmas – Quantamis Navarathna
- Silent Night – Amereth Popstar
- Happy Xmas – Clairede Dirval, Dixie Silverweb and Tristan Silverweb
- O Holy Night – Laura Savio
- The Christmas Song – Jean Munro
- Little Drummer Boy-Peace on Earth – David Csiszer
- Joy to the World – Louis Landon
- All I Want For Christmas is You – TerryLynn Melody
- Ave Maria – Antonio Galloway
- Santa Baby – Sassy Nitely (Barbie Horsley)
- Deck the Funk – Gweeb
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – AMForte Clarity
- Blue Christmas – Starrfish Ohmai
- The Perfect Gift – Anek Fuchs
- Jingle Bells – Tamra Hayden (Tamra Sands in SL) and Eugene Gwozdz
- Fairytale of New York – Maximillion Kleene and Stella Silvansky
- Who Put the Dick on the Snowman – Mandoaa Dragonash
- Please Come Home for Christmas – Hogan Baily
- Mary Did You Know – ScarlettLa Roux
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Savannah Coronet
- Winter Wonderland – Carah Nitely
- Let it Snow – Joaquin Gustav
- Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Tamra Hayden (Tamra Sands in SL) and Handarido Optera
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Kristina Helene (Therese Nightfire in SL)
- Merry Christmas from the Family – Karter Stonecutter
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Damian Carbenell
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – AMForte Clarity
- Feliz Navidad – Jase Branner
- Winning – POL Arida (Bonus non-Christmas Song)
(And yes, you did read the title of track 28 correctly!)
The cost of the CD is L$500 – but you can donate more if you want.
The package includes an in-world media player and download system which ensures a very smooth playback of all tracks (if you use the media filter common to many TPVs, you might want to turn it off or ensure you trust the CD domain in order to enjoy uninterrupted playback). The player itself allows you to shuffle back and forth through the track and play tracks randomly rather than in order. There is also a link to a webpage where you can download the tracks outside of SL and take them with you wherever you go.
For those unfamiliar with RFL and RFL SL, there is also a short history of both included in the package, which highlights the fact that SL users have, over the years, raised in excess of $1 million for cancer research and treatment.
All of us have more than likely been touched by cancer in one way or another, either directly or through a family member or friend. As such, this CD provides a very special way of helping in the march towards finding a cure – so why not take a jump over to the Christmas Expo and treat yourself to a copy?