Inspirational Music

Albums:

Songs for Tibet - The Art of Peace (2 CD Set)

Songs for Tibet – The Art of Peace (2 CD Set)

Two CD set. Songs for Tibet – The Art of Peace Music Project. Proceeds that the Art Of Peace Foundation receives goes to peace related projects. As a show of solidarity with the Dalai Lama and Tibet, 20 artists have come together to release this historic double album on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. These recordings – some original for the project and some acoustically driven recordings of previously released songs – express our common vulnerabilities and experiences in pursuing happiness, peace and freedom. Collectively, these tracks represent a heartfelt message of support for the path of compassion and non-violence championed by the Dalai Lama. Begun in May of 2008 and completed in two months, the outpouring of support from all corners of the world was unparalleled. Funds raised from the album will go to support peace initiatives and Tibetan cultural preservation projects important to the Dalai Lama.

*******************************

Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save DarfurInstant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur

John Lennon would have turned 67 in 2007. If alive, he could well be at the forefront of bringing peace to Darfur, where more than half a million have died from violence and disease during four years of rebel discord. So to create awareness of the ongoing conflict, Amnesty International (with permission from Yoko Ono) has mined Lennon’s solo work and rounded up nearly two dozen current artists to reinterpret the music, which spans the ex-Beatle’s entire post-band catalog (plus a pair from while the Fab Four were still in business). As with any attempt to cover Beatles-related music, results are hit and miss, with kudos going to Snow Patrol and the Postal Service for capturing the starkness of “Isolation” and “Grow Old with Me,” respectively, Mexican rock band Jaguares for uncovering the fear and fury in “Gimme Some Truth,” and (surprise!) Christina Aguilera for nailing the complex composition and mood of “Mother.” Other highlights include Jackson Browne’s piano-led “Oh My Love,” Green Day’s louder straight take on “Working Class Hero,” and the Black Eyed Peas turning “Power to the People” into a gospelly protest. Will resurrecting 30-to-40-year-old messages of peace and love be enough to help end the brutalities in Darfur? That remains to be seen. But selecting John Lennon as the author of those messages will make people listen and, with this collection, may keep them listening. –Scott Holter, AMAZON

*******************************

Make Some Noise: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur

Make Some Noise: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur [Extra Tracks, Import]

Import pressing includes three additional tracks over the US edition. 27 tracks in all. Featuring songs by the iconic John Lennon newly recorded by some of today’s biggest as well as emerging music artists, Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur is the major benefit-album project of the year. The proceeds support Amnesty International and its campaign to focus attention and mobilize activism around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. Buy a CD, save a life. Warner. 2007.

*******************************

Songs:

Beautiful Day- U2

This song is about appreciating the beauty of life around you, and living every day to the fullest.

*******************************

I Choose- India.Arie

This song is about being your authentic self and living life to the fullest.

*******************************

Where is the Love?- The Black Eyed Peas

This song is about taking responsibility for making the world around you a better place.

*******************************

Give Peace a Chance- John Lennon

*******************************

New Beginning- Tracy Chapman

*******************************

Peace Train- Cat Stevens

*******************************

What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

*******************************

Could You Be Loved?- Bob Marley

*******************************

Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson

*******************************

One of Us- Joan Osborne

*******************************

Imagine- The Beatles, John Lennon

*******************************

Don’t Worry Be Happy- Bobby McFerrin

*******************************

Three Little Birds- Bob Marley

*******************************

Dog Days Are Over- Florence + The Machine

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s