Anthony Howard Wilson, commonly known as Tony Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007), was an English record label owner, radio presenter, TV show host, journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. He was the founder & manager of The Haçienda nightclub, as well as one of the five co-founders of Factory Records. Factory Records was a Manchester based British independent record label which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division & New Order.
The idea for this tribute came about in 2007, when Tony Wilson passed away from cancer. Marshall Dickson, founder of 24 Hour Service Station Records, was stirred to put together a fitting tribute to his hero. Upon discovery that a charity had been established in Wilson’s name to aide children with creative & musical skills, the pieces came together. Jump started by partner Sonshine Ward, the project has become an international endeavor with artists from around the globe, equally inspired and moved by Wilson’s passing, answering the “Sirens’ Call.”
American rock group, The Beauvilles are one of the featured artists on this upcoming compillation record, set to be released in February. The track Paradise, was recorded and performed by the group, as a personal request from 24 Hour Service Station founder Marshall Dickson, feeling that the mood of the original fit the attitute of the band.
Other artists include Rabbit In The Moon, Pocket, Kate Havnevik, SUNBEARS!, Jah Division, The Cloud Room, DETACHMENTS, Kingsbury, The Penelopes, GD Luxxe, Pocket, XOXO, Kites with Lights, Dub Gabriel and many more!
More informatio to be found at this link -> New Order Compilation