USA TODAY puts Haiti charity single “I Put a Spell on You” on The Playlist

Shane MacGowan’s charity cover of “I Put a Spell on You,” featuring a guitar solo by Johnny Depp, is getting positive attention from the media. USA Today‘s music critic Jerry Shriver put “I Put a Spell on You” on The Playlist as one of the “ten most intriguing tracks found during the week’s listening” for the March 23rd issue, noting that “proceeds from this scary cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ voodoo classic go to Haiti relief.”

Jennifer Cooke of Pop Matters offers this review: “Finally, an all-star charity jam you might be interested in for musical reasons as well as altruistic ones. Legendary Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan assembled a small but impressive group of friends for this cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put a Spell on You,’ including Nick Cave, Mick Jones, Johnny Depp (he of the ubiquitous guest guitar spot), Chrissie Hynde, and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. There are few non-legends hanging about as well (Paloma Faith, anyone?), but I guess we can’t all be Chrissie, now can we?”

All proceeds from the single go to the Irish-based charity Concern Worldwide’s Haitian relief efforts. The charity has been at work in Haiti for 16 years. “I Put a Spell on You” is available on iTunes. It can also be ordered from the Concern website HERE.