All People

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Michael Franti's evolution from pissed-off punk to flip-flop-wearing jam band man is fascinating because he's come off as sincere on either end, and with his 2013 release, he continues to confuse and sooth in equal measure. Good news is, the confused feeling fades once the sun-drenched, feel-good vibes of the latter sink in, with "I'm Alive Life Sounds Like" offering the most immediate relief from the drudgery of the day, coming off as a sing-along, clap-along, or whistle-along triple threat for the nighttime campfire hippie set. The opening title track is the same vibe with pop and slickness carrying its message of unity to the people, while "11:59" uses jam band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Michael Franti's evolution from pissed-off punk to flip-flop-wearing jam band man is fascinating because he's come off as sincere on either end, and with his 2013 release, he continues to confuse and sooth in equal measure. Good news is, the confused feeling fades once the sun-drenched, feel-good vibes of the latter sink in, with "I'm Alive Life Sounds Like" offering the most immediate relief from the drudgery of the day, coming off as a sing-along, clap-along, or whistle-along triple threat for the nighttime campfire hippie set. The opening title track is the same vibe with pop and slickness carrying its message of unity to the people, while "11:59" uses jam band melodies and hip-hop beats to persuade listeners to join Franti's chant for peace. One more round of "Hallelujah" and All People would come off as a commune soundtrack never meant to be experienced alone, but with the smooth, miniature techno of "Long Ride Home" the album takes a winning turn for the personal and small. The punchy "Earth from Outer Space" with fellow peacemaker K'NAAN puts some big-bottomed reggae into the album's flow, then "Closer to You" builds from intimate to uplifting before the psychedelic relic "Wherever You Are" reminds listeners that the Beatles were dazzling during their acid days. Approaching the album in any cynical matter will ruin the whole show, and even if it seems some songs share the same sentiment to the point of redundancy, All People is about feeling good and hopeful. Split this collection of peace and sunshine down the middle for greatest effect.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2013
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 602537370313
  • Catalog Number: 001847602
  • Sales rank: 8,407

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All People
  2. 2 11:59
  3. 3 I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)
  4. 4 Long Ride Home
  5. 5 Life is Better With You
  6. 6 Earth From Outer Space - Keinan Warsame
  7. 7 Closer To You
  8. 8 Show Me a Sign
  9. 9 On and On
  10. 10 Wherever You Are
  11. 11 Say Goodbye
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franti & Spearhead Primary Artist
Michael Franti Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Victor Indrizzo Drums
Mannars Itiene Drums, Group Member
Carl Young Bass, Keyboards, Group Member
Victor Castro Trombone
Gina Rene Vocals
Catherine Enny Choir, Chorus
Raliegh J. Neal II Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
Steve Shebby Bass
Adrian Newman Keyboards
Gunnar Olsen Drums
Ben Stanton Choir, Chorus
Keinan Warsame Vocals
Shorty Ramos Tenor Saxophone
Richie English Strings
Lenny Skolnik Keyboards
Mia Wattenberg Choir, Chorus
Alison Stanton Choir, Chorus
Lindsay Nadler Choir, Chorus
Darvina Plante Background Vocals
Adé Franti Rye Choir, Chorus
Sara Agah Choir, Chorus
Richard "Rico" Cardoza Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Michael Franti Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Additional Production
Carl Young Composer
Dave Rowland Vocal Engineer
Brian Lee Composer
Gregg Wattenberg Additional Production
Gina Rene Composer
Ross Petersen Engineer
Sam Hollander Composer, Lyricist
Scott Spock Engineer
The Matrix Composer, Producer
Raliegh J. Neal II Composer
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Producer
Steve Shebby Composer, Engineer
Randy Miller String Arrangements, String Conductor
Lauren Dukoff Cover Photo
Tara Chiari Marketing
Adrian Newman Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
Keinan Warsame Composer, Lyricist
Peter Jensen Piano Engineer
Ian Driscoll Pro-Tools
Brett Mazurek Documentation
Alicia "Polly" Snowden Documentation, Tray Photo
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