Leonard on "War Child" album

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Leonard on "War Child" album

Post by jarkko » Sat Mar 29, 2003 10:09 am

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"TORONTO — More than a dozen A-list musicians including David Bowie, Celine Dion, Paul McCartney and Avril Lavigne are getting together to help children in war zones, including Iraq.

The artists are contributing songs, including new tracks, for an album called Peace Songs, to be released April 15. Some artists, like McCartney, recorded new material for the project. Others re-made classic peace songs, like Lavigne who recorded Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door for the album.

Several are donating a song from their body of work that has a message of peace and hope.

Proceeds will go to War Child Canada's international humanitarian projects, including humanitarian relief in Iraq where the charity organization is partnered with Karbala Children's Hospital.

Other artists featured on Peace Songs include: Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie, Garou, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), K-OS, Chantal Kreviazuk, Moby and Our Lady Peace.

"Whatever the politics, whatever the rights and wrongs of war, children are always the innocent victims," McCartney, who has recorded a new track exclusively for the album, said in a statement. "I am delighted to be able to make this small contribution to a magnificent project."

Peace Songs is a joint initiative between BMG Canada Inc., Sony Music Canada, and War Child Canada.

"We are very concerned for the well-being of Iraqi children and all innocent people caught in the crossfire of war," said Samantha Nutt, executive director of War Child Canada.

The project has been in the works since before the start of the war in Iraq. Some tracks from Peace Songs will be shared with a similar project for War Child U.K. It's album will be called Hope. "

--- According to Kelley Leonard's contribution to the album will be his song "Anthem" from his "The Future" album.

--- Thanks for additional information to Eve (in the LC Newsgroup) and Marie!
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:54 am

Thank you for this information, Jarkko. I'm confident that you and Marie will both notify everyone when it becomes available for purchase.
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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:21 pm

I hope that the US & UK albums are both made available worldwide not just in their respective countrys.

It's also a pitythat the arrtists aren't supplying a different track to each album

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 30, 2003 9:53 pm

Good point, JTS...that would conceivably double the sales.
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Post by John the Shorts » Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:46 pm

The UK Album "Hope" is due for release next week.

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Post by Kush » Sun Apr 20, 2003 5:32 pm

There is some confusion here....neither versions of the album seems to have 'Anthem' (songlists from Amazon). The only song I recognized was Peace Train by Yusuf Islam. A cover of Knockin' on Heaven's Door is also there.

p.s. From following the link above it seems there must be a 3rd version (Canadian) that is titled Peace Songs which has Anthem.
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Post by jarkko » Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:43 pm

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For complete track listing of the Canadian double CD
and all other info go to http://www.sonymusic.ca/PeaceSongs/
(Tracks also below)
All proceeds from the sale of Peace Songs will help children affected by war through War Child Canada's international humanitarian projects, including emergency relief in Iraq.
The album was released on April 17 and costs about 19,99 Can$
or 13,15 US$ (at http://www.hmv.com)

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Track Listing
Disc 1
1. Avril Lavigne - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
2. Chantal Kreviazuk - Redemption Song
3. Jarvis Church (featuring K'naan) - One
4. k-os - Livin' In A World Corrupt
5. Kyprios - Stand Up
6. G. Love & Graph Nobel - Love
7. David Usher (with My Brilliant Beast) - If You Tolerate This
8. David Bowie - Everyone Says Hi (Metro Mix)
9. The Charlatans - We Gotta Have Peace
10. In Essence - Change Is Gonna Come
11. Beth Orton - Ooh Child
12. Our Lady Peace - Imagine
13. Tom McRae - Border Song
14. Spiritualized - Hold On (War Child Mix)
15. Basement Jaxx (featuring Yellowman) - Love Is the Answer
16. Moby - Nearer
Disc 2
1. Yusuf Islam - Peace Train
2. Jann Arden - Fighting For The World
3. Bryan Adams - Don't Drop That Bomb On Me
4. Bruce Cockburn - It's Going Down Slow
5. Paul McCartney - Calico Skies
6. Gord Downie & the Country of Miracles - If I Had A Hammer
7. Liam Titcomb - War
8. Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy
9. Leonard Cohen - Anthem
10. Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time (Live)
11. Garou - Le Monde est Stone (Live)
12. Celine Dion - Prayer
13. Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today
14. Travis - The Beautiful Occupation
15. Billy Bragg - The Wolf Covers Its TracksImage
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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Wed May 14, 2003 5:11 pm

Just to confirm Kush's understanding of the situation, after checking the various War Child web-sites, I can confirm that there are indeed 3 versions of the War Child albums:

the War Child UK album, 'Hope' (which features 18 artists, but not LC :( );

the War Child Netherlands album, 'Hoop!' (which features 14 artists, but not LC :( ); and

the War Child Canada album, 'Peace Songs' (which features 31 artists, including LC singing "Anthem". :D )

It would seem that the selection of artists for each album reflects the perceived appeal of these artists in the respective countries!?

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Post by lizzytysh » Wed May 14, 2003 7:30 pm

If so, they certainly blew it on the U.K. Even the Netherlands, now that I think about it. "Who knows what lurks in the hearts of men...."
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Post by George.Wright » Thu May 15, 2003 2:17 am

And to think that i thought the Dutch were so progressive..............
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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Thu May 15, 2003 5:09 pm

Adding to my earlier posting, an additonal frustration for me is that Oz recorded music retailers only seem to have the UK produced 'Hope' album available. :roll: Moreover, that is the particular album being promoted here by the War Child Australia organisation! :(

(Oh well, 'that's the way the cookie crumbles' - I can't complain about it too much, given that it will still be raising money for this worthy cause anyway. :) )

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