1/ Knockin on Heaven's Door (Dylan) 2.52 Avril Lavigne 2/ I Know (Knowles) 3.50 Destiny's Child and will.i.am 3/ By Your Side (Nelson,TM,KD,WM,JY) 4.19 Timbaland, Kiley Dean and Utada 4/ Universal Prayer (JD,TM,TEH,MSE,TF) 4.04 Tiziano Ferro and Jamelia 5/ A Thousand Years (Kipper,Sting,Lima) 5.03 Sting and Mariza 6/ All The Way (BH,Faussart,Faussart) 3.57 Beres Hammond and Les Nubians 7/ Issues (SD,RS,Rami,SimpsonJS,CB)3.42 Mr. G 8/ Love Together (Wooton,Saadiq) 4.41 Earth Wind & Fire and Roots Manuva 9/ Eyes On The Prize (McVey,Evans,VC,NC,SM) 4.13 Wayne Wonder and Neneh Cherry 10/ We Want Peace (Kravitz,Al Sahir) 3.54 Lenny Kravitz and Kadim Al Sahir 11/ Oh Yeah (Gray,Elizondo) 3.54 Macy Gray and Keziah Jones 12/ MKLVFKWR (Hall,Ridenhour,Drayton) 3.23 Moby and Public Enemy 13/ Stand (AC,Xzibit,BB,Boston) 4.00 Alice Cooper and Xzibit 14/ Everlasting (Mami,Bouffard) 4.15 Herbert Groenemeyer, Cheb Mami and George Dalaras 15/ Still Standing (Eno,Hillage,Skin,Taha) 4.28 Brian Eno, Skin and Rachid Taha 16/ Pass The Flame: The Official Torch Relay Theme (Horn) 4.13 Trevor Horn, Yiannis Kotsiras and Tarkan Original tracks recorded at Il Palagio, Italy and Mega Studios, Paris Overdubs recorded at Right Track and Avatar, New York Track 5 mix translation by Bill Laswell at Orange Sound Studios, West Orange, New Jersey Engineer on track 5 (remix): Bob Musso Track 5 produced by Bill Laswell Executive Producer - Emmanuel de Buretel(5) Sting: vocals, bass, guitar; Mariza: vocals; Dave Hartley: string arranger, conductor; Manu Katche: drums; Dominic Miller: guitars; Gavyn Wright: string leader; Graham Haynes: flugelhorn (remix); Karsh Kale: drums and tabla (remix); Bill Laswell: bass (remix).
Orchestral contractor in London: Isobel Griffiths
Vocal contractor in New York: Jessica Pendarvis.
2004 - EMI (Germany), 7243 4 73070 2 7 (CD)
William Ruhlmann (courtesy of the Answers.com website)
This album was a pleasant surprise. It enlists a variety of musicians to provide an upbeat assortment of tracks to accompany the theme of unity promoted by the Olympics events. The album starts with Avril Lavigne's cover of Knocking on Heaven's Door, a mellow, pleasant track. Then a few R&B tracks by current popular artists get things revved up, following by a revitalized Sting tune. Dancehall reggae, hip-hop, rock, and world music rhythms all get thrown into the proceeding mix with artists such as Beres Hammond, Mr. G, Lenny Kravitz, Moby, Alice Cooper, Public Enemy, Macy Gray, Brian Eno, Cheb Mami, and others adding their talents. The Moby/P.E. track picks up where Fight The Power left off, saying Power To The People... the People Want Peace. Alice Cooper & Xzibit make a solid collaboration, reminding the listener to Stand up for something or you'll fall for anything. All in all this is a very groove-oriented album that plays on anti-war sentiments. It has some new material from the contributing artists and seems rather club-oriented instead of relying on pop ballads for radio hits like prior Olympics compilations have.
Jed Shlackman (courtesy of the Amazon.com website)