A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money f

A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money for charity. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said "The Party at the Palace" album, featuring such artists as Queen's Brian May, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney, will be available beginning June 24. No North American release plans have yet been finalized.

The BBC will produce and sell the 21-track album in conjunction with EMI. The three-hour-plus show included a tribute to the late George Harrison by McCartney and Eric Clapton and performances by Brian Wilson, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, and Steve Winwood, among many others.

Proceeds from the commercial activity surrounding the Jubilee concerts will be donated to the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Trust, which is responsible for staging celebratory events around the U.K. to mark the anniversary.

A recording of the classical concert held at the palace and videos of both concerts are in the works, the BBC said. In North America, both the classical and pop concerts will be released July 2 on home video by Naxos Of America.


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