Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Preview: 121212 - Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, more

Artist: Various Artists
Title: 121212
Release Date: Available Now (DD), January 22, 2013 (CD)
Label: Columbia
Format(s): CD, DD

Columbia Records has released a highlights album from last week's 121212 concert for relief of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The night was amazing with performances by Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, the Who, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and many more. This release captures 24 of the over 50 performances on the night. While this is a great highlights disc, it would be great to see the whole concert made available at some time.

Of particular disappointment (and it may be a rights/contractual issues) is that only one of Paul McCartney's songs made the cut, Helter Skelter. His collaboration with the living members of Nirvana and performances of My Love and Live and Left Die were left out. Also missing are the two Bruce Springsteen/Jon Bon Jovi duets on Born to Run and Who Says You Can't Go Home.

The Robin Hood Relief Fund will receive a minimum of $6.50 from each sale of the album. A physical version is scheduled for January 22.

Track List:
  • Land of Hope and Dreams - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  • Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  • Another Brick In The Atlantic Wall Part I, II & III - Roger Waters
  • Us and Them - Roger Waters
  • Comfortably Numb - Roger Waters feat. Eddie Vedder
  • Hallelujah (Sandy Relief Version) - Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer
  • It's My Life - Bon Jovi
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
  • Got To Be Better In A Little While - Eric Clapton
  • Crossroads - Eric Clapton
  • You Got Me Rocking - The Rolling Stones
  • Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • No One - Alicia Keys
  • Who Are You - The Who
  • Baba O'Reilly - The Who
  • Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
  • Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) - Billy Joel
  • Moving Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel
  • You May Be Right - Billy Joel
  • Viva La Vida - Chris Martin
  • Losing My Religion - Chris Martin feat. Michael Stipe
  • Us Against The World - Chris Martin
  • Helter Skelter - Paul McCartney
  • Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys

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